There is a full blockage on Little Fishing Creek at the mouth of the Bear Swamp Creek. The exact location is: 36.25784, -77.88398 or approximately 1,000 feet downstream from Medoc State Park Road. Portaging around the blockage will be very difficult to almost impossible. Paddlers are encouraged to carry their canoes or kayaks over the foot bridge from the Discovery Loop to the Dam Site Loop and enter the creek there. Park staff may be able to assist with transporting canoes or kayaks to this location if arrangements are made prior to arriving at the park. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.Posted on: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:20pm
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:
Saturday - Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday & Friday: 8am - 8pm
All Park Areas Are Closed Christmas Day