On Saturday, October 21st the park will be hosting the 10th annual Medoc Trail Races. Over 500 runners will be utilizing all of the hiking trails for the majority of the day so out of safety concerns we are not allowing mountain bike traffic on the trails until the event is over. The hiking trails will remain open during the event and visitors not associated with the races should park in the Visitor Center parking lot and access the hiking trails from the Bear Swamp Trail. If you have any questions please contact the park.Posted on: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 7:28pm
Hiking and Horseback Riding
The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.
Bring your canoe to Little Fishing Creek and enjoy a pleasant journey. The creek flows through the park for about 2.5 miles and offers an opportunity to view the area from a different perspective. Perfect for beginning canoeists, the waters of Little Fishing Creek flow slowly and there are few obstacles along the way. Shallow water near rock outcrops may make portaging necessary at certain spots. The creek is accessible from the bridge on SR 1322, and a 1.5- to two-hour trip leads to a take-out point at the bridge on SR 1002. Contact park staff for information about water levels as high water can create dangerous conditions. Canoeists should exercise caution and wear personal flotation devices at all times.
Hook and line will bring rewards at Medoc Mountain where Little Fishing Creek is considered to be one of the cleanest streams in the state. Several species of game fish, including redbreast sunfish, bluegill, warmouth, largemouth bass and chain pickerel make fishing a popular pastime in the park. Anglers must have a current fishing license and obey all regulations of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.
Shady woods and an open meadow provide ideal spots for picnicking in the park. Thirty tables and eight grills offer a choice of picnic locations. Drinking water and restrooms are located nearby. The park's picnic shelter is equipped with tables, a grill, a fireplace and a drinking fountain. Use of the shelter is free of charge unless reservations are requested.
Ball and bat or a volleyball net may come in handy as the picnic area's adjacent open meadow is a great spot for group recreation activities. Some picnic facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Medoc Mountain State Park
November- February: 8am - 6pm
March-May: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm
September & October: 8am - 8pm
Park Office and Visitor Center:
8am - 5pm Daily
All Park Areas Are Closed Christmas Day