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*** Paddlers Alert ***   

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
Bike Trails Closed   

The bike trails are closed due to a recent rain event that have caused them to become unsafe for use.

 Posted on: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 7:39pm
Events and Programs

Medoc Mountain State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Do you enjoy paddling down Little Fishing Creek?  Does the lazy sound of its water soothe you as you hike along its banks?  Well, roll up your sleeves and plan to join us for this Little Fishing Creek Work Day!  The conditions are just right for us to get in the Creek and clear the debris that is obstructing the first ½ mile from the canoe put-in.  Our goal for this work day is to have staff and volunteers manually clear the obstructions (vines, branches, trees, root balls, etc.) from the creek and its banks, and to widen the channel of the creek.  As you can see, there is a lot of debris in the Creek (large and small).  This congestion clogs the waterway during major rain events and slows the flow of water.  With many hands to help, this work day will allow us to physically remove these obstructions and clear our Creek.  So come out and join park staff and other volunteers as we provide the man-power to assist in the debris removal.  Please call the park office and let us know you're coming so we'll know how many to expect.  We look forward to seeing you on the 26th!  (At this time, there is no scheduled rain date.)
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center parking lot

Join volunteers from Lake Gaston Outfitters for a Mountain Bike Trail Meet-up ride.  This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and ride the trails with experience trail riders.  Meet-ups are offered every Wednesday evening and are weather dependent.  Reservations are required and can be made at: https://www.lakegastonoutfitters.com/events/ 

Date of Event:
Repeats every 2 weeks every Wednesday until Fri Dec 29 2017.
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 08/23/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 11/01/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 12/27/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join volunteers from Lake Gaston Outfitters for a full moon hike.  This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and hike the trails by moonlight.  Hikes are offered every full moon and are weather dependent.  For more information please visit: https://www.lakegastonoutfitters.com/events/

Date of Event:
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Shelter

Join volunteers from Lake Gaston Outfitters for a Mountain Bike Trail Meet-up ride.  This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and ride the trails with experience trail riders.  Meet-ups are offered every Wednesday evening and are weather dependent.  Reservations are required and can be made at: https://www.lakegastonoutfitters.com/events/ 

Date of Event:
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 08/23/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 11/01/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 12/27/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join volunteers from Lake Gaston Outfitters for a Mountain Bike Trail Meet-up ride.  This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and ride the trails with experience trail riders.  Meet-ups are offered every Wednesday evening and are weather dependent.  Reservations are required and can be made at: https://www.lakegastonoutfitters.com/events/ 

Date of Event:
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 08/23/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 10/04/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 11/01/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Wed, 12/27/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center
Contact:

Medoc Mountain State Park

1541 Medoc State Park Road
HollisterNC 27844
Phone252-586-6588
medoc.mountain@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.263900
Longitude: -77.888300

Park Hours:

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