The swim beach remains CLOSED. There are no boat rentals or picnic shelter reservations.
Trails and restrooms are open. The visitor center also remains closed. Park gates close at sunset.
Campsites are open to reservations, with the exception of group campsites, which 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
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
Facilities for rent
Check the reservations website for availability and prices.
In addition to campsites, you can reserve the following facilities at this park:
Unreserved picnic shelters are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the shelters are very popular, so reservations are strongly suggested.
The picnic shelter accommodates up to 100 people. Water, restrooms, concession stand, volleyball court, swimming canoeing, and boating are nearby. The shelter is handicap accessible.
The auditorium is located in the visitor center and accommodates up to 75 people. Exhibits, classroom, drinking water and restrooms are nearby. The building is handicap accessible. Reservations are required; please contact the park.
The classroom is located in the visitor center and accommodates up to 35 people. Exhibits, auditorium, drinking water and restrooms are nearby. The building is handicap accessible. Reservations are required; please contact the park.