The swim beach remains CLOSED. There are no boat rentals.
Trails and restrooms are open. All campsites, including group campsites, are open; reservations are required.
The visitor center is open. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center.
Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.Last updated on: Monday, October 5, 2020
If you have a camping reservation and will be arriving after park hours please call the park, during park office hours, to obtain information on how to access the campground after park hours.Last updated on: Friday, September 11, 2020
Contact the park
4117 N.C. 242 N.
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
GPS: 34.6827, -78.5954
- November to February:
8:00am to 6:00pm
- March to May:
8:00am to 8:00pm
- June to August:
8:00am to 9:00pm
- September to October:
8:00am 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.
Boating is allowed with motorized boats with engines 10 horsepower or less.
Pier fishing is allowed only from the lake trail access points.
Canoes and pedal boats can be rented at the beach area Memorial Day through Labor Day. Canoes accommodate 2 people. Pedal boats accommodate 4 people. Fees are $7 per hour.
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.