Trails and restrooms are open. The park office, gift shop, and amphitheater remain closed.
Backcountry campsites are open. Please bring exact change ($15 per site per night) and register and pay for your campsite at the trailhead when you arrive. The group campsites remain closed.
When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff or wear a mask or face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit, and stay home if you are sick.
Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. Phase 2 has been extended until at least September 11, 2020.Last updated on: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Contact the park
5564 Meat Camp Road
Todd, NC 28684
GPS: 36.3325, -81.6906
- November to February:
7:00am to 6:00pm
- March to May:
7:00am to 8:00pm
- June to August:
7:00am to 9:00pm
- September to October:
7:00am to 8:00pm
- Closed Christmas Day
- Monday to Friday:
8:00am to 5:00pm
- Closed state holidays
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.
The primitive, backcountry campsites and zone camping are $15 per night.
The group backcountry sites are $55 per night during the summer season (April 1 to October 31) and $49 per night during the winter season (November 1 to March 31) for up to 26 people (minimum of seven).
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.