The following campgrounds are open: Crosswinds campground loops A, B and C; Parkers Creek campground loops 1 and 2; and Poplar Point campground loops B, C, F, G, H and J. Boat ramps inside camping facilities will be open for campers only. All camping will be by advance reservations only. No first-come, first-serve walk-in camping. Camping will be restricted and the following rules will be enforced: No day visitors permitted; two vehicles per site: no firewood sales; all beach areas will be closed; gates open at 8:00am and lock at 10:00pm; there will be no 24-hour gate access and gate hours are strictly enforced. Shower houses are available, but comfort stations will be closed.
New Hope Overlook boat ramp, New Hope Overlook hiking trail and Seaforth boat ramp are open. To ease traffic and parking congestion at New Hope and Seaforth boat ramps, only vehicles hauling boats or jet skis will be permitted to access the boat ramp area. No single vehicles will be allowed, if you are planning to meet with someone who has a boat or jet ski, work out a method of carpooling before arriving. An entrance fee of $7 per vehicle ($5 for senior citizens and veterans/military) and $20 per bus/van will be collected for any vehicle that enters New Hope Overlook and Seaforth. Gates open at 8:00am and lock at 9:00pm. The fee is charged every day until Labor Day. During the month of September, the fee is charged on weekends only until the last weekend in September.
Robeson Creek canoe access and boat ramp are also open.
The following facilities will remain CLOSED during PHASE TWO (May 22 - July 16): Visitor center, Ebenezer boat ramp and day-use area, Seaforth day-use area, Parkers Creek day-use area, Vista Point and White Oak. These closures include all hiking trails with the exception of New Hope Overlook. All beach areas, picnic areas, picnic shelters, group campsites, primitive campsites and boat ramps** at these listed accesses are closed.
**with the exception of boat ramps at campgrounds, New Hope Overlook, Robeson Creek and Seaforth
PHASE THREE: ( Reopening tentative date July 17 )
Full reopening of park facilities closed during earlier phases, including: visitor center; Ebenezer boat ramp and day-use area; Seaforth day-use area; New Hope Overlook primitive campsites; Parkers Creek day-use area; Vista Point; and White Oak. All hiking trails, all picnic areas, all picnic shelters, all boat ramps, all beach areas, group campsites, Poplar Point campground loop E, and Parkers Creek campground loops 3 and 4 will be open.
Please note that Poes Ridge boat ramp, managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Farrington Point boat ramp, managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, are both currently open. Please check with those agencies for the most up-to-date information regarding those facilities.
Last updated on: Friday, July 3, 2020