Masks are now optional in all state parks offices and visitor centers. Those who are unvaccinated or at high-risk are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Being fully vaccinated and boosted remains the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Visit MySpot.NC.gov today to schedule your vaccination or booster appointment.
Monday to Friday:
8:00am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Closed state holidays
Each of North Carolina’s state parks has special events during the year and news about facilities, trails, staff and park supporters. And, visitors are frequently finding new ways to explore a park’s unique cultural and natural resources. Check these pages to keep abreast of the news at your favorite parks.
The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has applied for FEMA Public Assistance Program funding through the North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) as a sub-recipient for repairs to the Fort Macon State Park visitor center and fort/museum. Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project.
Ever wondered what to do with your tree after the holidays? The families around Fort Macon have a time-honored tradition of gifting their tree to the dunes around the fort. Join us as we discuss this program with Park Superintendent Randy Newman.
In this episode of Ask a Ranger, Ranger Paul Terry lets us in on the secret to the cannons at Fort Macon — teamwork! Learn all about the various cannons at Fort Macon State Park and how the replicas went from an idea to a reality.