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5K/10K Race at Sandhills Access   

There will be a 5K/10K Race hosted by the Fayetteville Running Club. This will be held at our Sandhills Access on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 until 12:00 pm. Our small parking lot will be closed during this time.

 Last updated on: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Map of North Carolina – Carvers Creek State Park

Contact the park



Long Valley Farm access
and park office

2505 Long Valley Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390

GPS: 35.1970, -78.9767


Sandhills access

995 McCloskey Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311

GPS: 35.1700, -78.8943



  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day




Scheduled events

Carvers Creek State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.


Feeling spooky? Join us for some exciting stories around the campfire at the secret pond! Enjoy some funny and true stories to get you into the Halloween spirit. You’re also welcome to bring a snack to roast over the fire! You must sign-up ahead of time. You may call the park office to sign up. Please meet at the secret pond.

Date of Event:
Fri, 10/29/2021 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Secret Pond

Tour the Rockefeller house at night and experience the spooky adventure of exploring a house that is rumored to be haunted. Feel free to dress up in your Halloween outfit and bring flashlights. We will meet on the left side of the Rockefeller house and discuss a brief history before we test your bravery by entering the house.

Date of Event:
Sat, 10/30/2021 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Rain Shelter

Join us for a guided tour of the Rockefeller House. Please be prepared for a ½ mile hike to the house. The tour will start at the house at these designated times. Be prepared to arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of time in order to arrive at the house on time. YOU MUST SIGN-UP. You can call the park office to sign-up. Limit is 10 visitors.  Contact the park office to sign up. We will meet at the Rain Shelter.

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/07/2021 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Rain Shelter