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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.


Park staff will be leading a tour through James Stillman Rockefeller's winter estate. We will be begin by discussing the history of the property and how it came to be Long Valley Farm, followed by taking a guided tour inside the Rockefeller House and learning about James Stillman Rockefeller. We will then end with walking around the outside of the estate and discussing some of the surrounding stuctures, some date back to the early 1800’s. 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.

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/25/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Rain Shelter

Interested in learning more about Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Owls and Vultures? Well join us as we look at the difference between the beaks, talons and wings of these beautiful birds! We will meet in front of the park office for this event.

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/26/2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Welcome Center

 Start your year off right with a state park tradition and joins us for one of the following two hikes. A 2-mile Nature Hike through the Longleaf pine ecosystem.  Or a self-guided 1-mile Story Walk, this hike joins the love of reading with the love of the outdoors by following page to page of "Winter's Coming" by Jan Thornhill.  You get to pick which is right for you!

Date of Event:
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Welcome Center

Carvers Creek State Park

2505 Long Valley Road
Spring LakeNC 28390
Latitude: 35.197026
Longitude: -78.976785

Park Hours:

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