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Peaceful creek at Medoc Mountain State Park
Current status of park facilities   

Trails and restrooms are open. Please continue to check this page for changes to the status of the bridle trails and the bike trails due to weather conditions.

The park office remains closed. The picnic shelter is not available for reservations.

Camping is open at the tent, trailer and RV campground and at the equestrian campground. Group campsites remain closed. Reservations must be made in advance online or by calling Aspira at 1-877-722-6762; no walk-ups are permitted.

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 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

Bridle trails:

OPEN TODAY

Bike trails:

OPEN TODAY


Map of North Carolina – Medoc Mountain State Park


Contact the park
 

252-586-6588

medoc.mountain@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

1541 Medoc State Park Road
Hollister, NC 27844

GPS: 36.2639, -77.8883
 

Hours
 

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  • 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
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Things to do

Hiking and Horseback Riding

The park is a great place for a hike! See the Trails page for more information.

Paddling

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.

Fishing

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.

 

Mountain Biking

The newest trails at Medoc Mountain State Park offer visitors an opportunity to ride their mountain bikes over nine (9) miles of rolling terrain. Riders can access the trails from the visitor center and should follow the hexagon blazes. See Trails for more information. 

 

Picnicking

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.