Swim Lake hours are 10am to 7pmLast updated on: Saturday, June 1, 2019
The family campground is closed for reservations and walk-ins due to construction. The bath house is being renovated this year; after completion the bath house will be ADA compliant and feature separate family, men's and women's facilities. Staff will update this alert once the family campground reopens.
Group camping will remain available through the year, but campers will not have access to showers and must bring water with them.Last updated on: Friday, May 24, 2019
Bird Trail will remain closed to the public until a river section is re-routed, all other trails are open.Last updated on: Monday, March 11, 2019
There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.
Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and pedal boats are available for rent at the boathouse from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The cost is $7 for each hour. Pedal boats hold four people; canoes hold two.
Swimming at the lake is available Memorial Day through Labor Day. Swim lake times are dependent on staffing, so please call the park office for hours. The cost is $6 per day for adults (13 and over) and $4 per day for children ages 3 to 12.
Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity Permit application or obtain one from the park office.
Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.
A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.
240 Park Entrance Road
Seven Springs, NC 28578
GPS: 35.235400, -77.893200
Winter (Dec., Jan., & Feb.):
7am - 6pm
Spring (March & April):
7am - 9pm
Fall (Oct. & Nov.):
7am - 8pm
9am - 5pm daily, 7 days a week. Visitor Center may be closed for one-hour at midday on weekends.