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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.


StoryWalk® is simply a book and a walking path combined.  In 2007, Anne Fergusson with the Vermont Department of Health had the idea to combine literacy and exercise. Teaming up with the Kellog Hubbard Library in Montpelier they attached laminated pages from a children’s book onto wooden posts.  In the ten years since, StoryWalks have gone up in all 50 states and at least 11 countries. The pages are affixed to metal sign stakes and a trail instantly becomes even more fun for children and book-lovers of all ages. StoryWalks® will usually remain up for one-to-two weeks along easy trails about one mile or less. The story featured this time is called " The Lorax " by Dr. Seuss.

Date of Event:
Mon, 09/24/2018 - 8:00am to Mon, 10/08/2018 - 8:00pm
Start Location:
Rockefeller Loop Trail

In honor of National Public Lands Day. Carvers Creek State Park offers a wide variety of opportunities when you come to our Volunteer Days.  Our dedicated volunteers help us with everything from our old farm fences, to culverts, to invasive species of plants, to leaf clean up and many others.  We ask our volunteers bring gloves and water.  Please come to our volunteer days in proper clothing to work.  Proper clothing includes closed toed shoes, long pants, and a t-shirt you don’t mind getting dirty. 
To help us prepare and organize our volunteer days please let us know what volunteer day(s) you plan on attending and how many people will be with you.  The easiest way to do this is to send a quick email to  For more information, please contact us at our main office. 

Date of Event:
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Welcome Center

Come out and join a Ranger for our Blue Cross Blue Shield Hike NC. We will be exploring our fire-dependent longleaf pine ecosystem and the recently drained millpond that provides a glimpse of land-use history dating back to the 1800s. 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 park office for this event.

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Welcome Center

Carvers Creek State Park

2505 Long Valley Road
Spring LakeNC 28390
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