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North Carolina state parks system status - September 20

PARKS STATUS INFORMATION

Trails and sections of parks may remain closed due to wet conditions or damages. Additional information is provided below.
For your safety and the safety of park staff, please do not enter areas or parks that are closed.
Please exercise caution when driving or hiking at parks that have reopened. Park staff are continuing to work on clearing storm debris.

STATUS

PARK

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CLOSED
Carolina Beach State Park
Closure through at least Monday, September 24.
CLOSED
Carvers Creek State Park
Closure through at least Monday, September 24.
OPEN
Chimney Rock State Park
 
CLOSED
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
Closure through at least Monday, September 24.
OPEN
Crowders Mountain State Park
 
OPEN
Dismal Swamp State Park
 
OPEN
Elk Knob State Park
 
OPEN
Eno River State Park
Holden Mill and Pump Station trails are closed. Portions of trails around the Eno quarry are also flooded.
OPEN
Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Beaverdam: swim beach, fishing pier and other low-lying areas are underwater
Highway 50: boat ramp is closed
Holly Point: some sites in loop 2 and loop 4 are closed; low-lying areas, including swim beach and boat ramp, are underwater
Rolling View: day-use area is closed; community building and all campsites are open
BW Wells and Shinleaf are fully open
OPEN
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
The Basin Trail is closed.
4WD beach is open. Visitors must purchase a permit at the park office to be let in manually.
CLOSED
Fort Macon State Park
Closure through at least Monday, September 24.
CLOSED
Goose Creek State Park
Closure through at least Monday, September 24.
OPEN
Gorges State Park
Raymond Fisher campground is closed (previous bear activity).
OPEN
Grandfather Mountain State Park
Cragway and Nuwati trails remain closed, including campgrounds along Nuwati Trail.
CLOSED
Hammocks Beach State Park
Closure through at least Monday, September 24.
OPEN
Hanging Rock State Park
 
OPEN
Haw River State Park
 
OPEN
Jockey's Ridge State Park
 
CLOSED
Jones Lake State Park
Closure through at least Monday, September 24.
CLOSED
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Extended closure with estimated reopening date Monday, October 1.
OPEN
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Park is open at limited capacity. Several campsites are closed. Please visit park page and click on the alert for details.
OPEN
Lake James State Park
 
OPEN
Lake Norman State Park
 
CLOSED
Lake Waccamaw State Park
Closure through at least Monday, September 24.
CLOSED
Lumber River State Park
Closure through at least Monday, September 24.
OPEN
Mayo River State Park
 
OPEN
Medoc Mountain State Park
Bike trails are closed. Air Awareness Trail is closed due to previous construction.
OPEN
Merchants Millpond State Park
 
OPEN
Morrow Mountain State Park
Roads and cabins are open. Campgrounds are closed through Monday, September 24.
Boathouse will be open on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23.
Trails will be closed and reopened in stages as hazards are removed and trails are repaired.
OPEN
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
 
OPEN
Mount Mitchell State Park
 
OPEN
New River State Park
Day-use areas at Wagoner Access, US 221 Access and Kings Creek Access are open. RV campground at US 221 Access is open.
All other areas are closed for storm cleanup.
OPEN
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
 
OPEN
Pettigrew State Park
 
OPEN
Pilot Mountain State Park
Bean Shoals Access remains closed.
CLOSED
Raven Rock State Park
Closure through at least Monday, September 24.
CLOSED
Singletary Lake State Park
Closure through at least Monday, September 24.
OPEN
South Mountains State Park
 
OPEN
Stone Mountain State Park
Bridle trails and primitive backpack sites E and F are closed.
OPEN
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
One section of the bridle trail is closed.
OPEN
William B. Umstead State Park
Canoe rentals and paddling on the Big Lake are not available due to high water.

 

LAST UPDATED: Friday, September 21 at 9 a.m.

 

CAMPING RESERVATIONS

For campgrounds and parks that are open: Should you choose to cancel your reservation, your reservation fee will not be reimbursed.

Please call 1-877-7-CAMP-NC (1-877-722-6762) to change your reservations.

If you have a reservation for a campground or park that is CLOSED, your reservation will automatically be cancelled and you will be reimbursed in full.

 

ALERTS

Governor Cooper's statewide State of Emergency remains in effect. Monitor local media and remain alert for continued flooding, power outages and downed trees. » Find storm information on the North Carolina Department of Public Safety website

 

HURRICANE RELIEF INFORMATION

 

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The North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund is currently accepting contributions for Hurricane Florence damage. Contributions will help with immediate unmet needs of Hurricane Florence victims. Contributions are made online by secure link after you submit the webform at https://governor.nc.gov/donate-florence-recovery. You can also text Florence to 20222.

 

We will provide information about volunteer opportunities to help with state parks that sustained damage during the hurricane. Please check back on our website periodically for more information.

You can also visit the Friends of State Parks website for more opportunities or check with the friends group of a particular park.