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Events and Programs

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.

 

Come on out and join us .We offer a wide variety of opportunities when you come to our Volunteer Days.  Our prized volunteers help us with everything from our old farm fences, to culverts, to invasive species of plants, to leaf clean-up, trail creation, and many others. Please be prepared for the weather and bring a water bottle and gloves

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Welcome Center

Park staff will be leading a historical tour through Mr. James Stillman Rockefeller's winter estate.  We will be walking through and around the estate and discussing the history of the surrounding structures, some dating back to the early 1800s.  Tours are free but YOU MUST SIGN-UP ahead of time.  You may call or come by the office to sign up. Please allow approximately 15 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the Rain Shelter.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel.  For more information about the tours of the Rockefeller House, please contact Carvers Creek Park Office.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Rain Shelter

Come out for a Ranger-led nature hike. We will be exploring our fire-dependent longleaf pine ecosystem. We will observe numerous native species to the Sandhills and visit some 200-year old longleaf pine trees with Red Cockaded Woodpecker cavities. Bring a bottle of water, a camera (if you like taking pictures), and your walking shoes! We will meet in front of the Welcome Center for this event.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/24/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Welcome Center

Sister Trek is aimed at introducing women to the fun and benefits of hiking. Please dress in layers for the weather and wear hiking boots or sturdy athletic shoes. If you bring your dog, make sure that he is on a leash and socialized and Join a Ranger as she leads a 2 mile nature hike through the long leaf pine ecosystem. Experience the unique beauty of the Sandhills. Meet in front of the Welcome Center for this event.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/24/2018 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Welcome Center

Celebrate Grandparents' Day by making your very own Bluebird House with your grandchild. During this program we will go on a short walk to look for bluebirds and examine a birdhouse that is already installed. Then we will show you step by step how to build your own bird house. All supplies will be included. Please call ahead to sign up , We will take a total of 10 children for this event.

Date of Event:
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Picnic Tables across from Park Office
Contact:

Carvers Creek State Park

2505 Long Valley Road
Spring LakeNC 28390
Phone910-436-4681
carvers.creek@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.197026
Longitude: -78.976785

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Open seven days a week with the following seasonal gate hours:

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March-May: 8am - 8pm
June-August: 8am - 9pm
September - October: 8am - 8pm

Closed Christmas Day