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Take-home Turkeys Dismal Swamp State Park 11/22/2017 - 8:00am to 11/26/2017 - 4:30pm
 
 
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Jones Lake State Park
11/25/2017 - 10:00am
 
Pilot Mountain State Park
11/25/2017 - 10:00am
 
Hanging Rock State Park
11/25/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
 
 
South Mountains State Park
11/25/2017 - 11:00am
 
Lake Norman State Park
11/25/2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
 
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
11/25/2017 - 11:45am to 12:45pm
 
 
 
 
Elk Knob State Park
11/25/2017 - 1:00pm
 
New River State Park
11/25/2017 - 1:00pm
 
Hammocks Beach State Park
11/25/2017 - 1:00pm
 
Hanging Rock State Park
11/25/2017 - 1:00pm
 
 
Carvers Creek State Park
11/25/2017 - 2:00pm
 
Falls Lake State Recreation Area
11/25/2017 - 2:00pm
 
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
11/25/2017 - 2:00pm
 
South Mountains State Park
11/25/2017 - 2:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Event List

Many begin their venture to the dunes along the park's boardwalk. Join us for a short walk to view flora and fauna along this route and see where the dunes begin.

Date of Event:
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet in the Fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Monday through Friday at 11:00.

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Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Thu Nov 30 2017.
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Come burn you turkey off on a Lassiter Trail hike.  Meet the Park Ranger at the picnic area.  Lassiter trail is a 5 mile loop.  Do to the length it will be shortened to about 45 minutes out and 45 minutes back. Enjoy the fall foliage.

Date of Event:
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Hike away those holiday calories!  Join Park staff at Pettigrew State Park for a leisurely walk and learn about some of the park's interesting features.  Meet at the park office at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 24th. Call the park office for more information (252)797-4475.

Date of Event:
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

It's the day after Thanksgiving and instead of standing in line for Black Friday deals, spend a few hours with family and friends while exploring the beauty of Haw River State Park.  The hike will take place on the Great Blue Heron Loop Trail which winds along old fields, through mixed hardwood forests and beside the wetlands of the Haw River.  The hike typically takes two hours, depending on... more

Date of Event:
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Parking lot at Iron Ore Belt Access

Today is a great day to go outdoors, explore nature, and walk on a mountain top. Meet the ranger or a hike along the ridge of mount Jefferson. Breath in some wild nature. This will be a one-mile hike and will include local history, stories, and hopefully awesome vistas. 922   
 

Date of Event:
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Meet with a Park Ranger at the Jomeokee Trailhead. During the hike, we will be discussing the park's history, geology and local flora and fauna. (1Hr)

Date of Event:
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Summit Parking Area

Ever wonder what snakes’ species are at home in eastern North Carolina? Which ones are venomous? Join a park ranger at the Visitor Center in exploring the various snakes in this area and the other unique species found throughout our great state. Participants should meet at the Jones Lake State Park Visitor Center at 10:00 am.  Call the park office @ (910) 588-4550 for more information. This... more

Date of Event:
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Did you eat a bit too much during Thanksgiving?   Hike it off!  Join an Environmental Educator for a moderately-steep hike to the popular Hanging Rock (1.3 miles one-way), stopping briefly along the way for a few “nature spotlights”.   The hike will end at the top.
 

Date of Event:
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Hanging Rock Trailhead

Look for a Park Ranger and his interesting display of skulls and skins at the Visitor Center.
 

Date of Event:
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
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