Flatty Creek trail remains closed indefinitely due to damages to the boardwalk from Hurricane Florence. Ivy gut trail has some boardwalk damage. Although Palmetto Boardwalk trail has damage at one end, it is partially open from the visitor center. All other trails are open at this time.Last updated on: Tuesday, February 12, 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.
Boating and Fishing
Regulations of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Marine Fisheries apply. State fishing licenses are required.
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.
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