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Night Bike Ride Cancelled   

The Night Bike Ride scheduled for December 12, 2018, has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

 Posted on: Monday, December 10, 2018
Bridle Trails, Mountain Bike Trails, and Air Awareness Trails Closed   

The Bridle Trail area including the parking lot and campground are closed due to the winter storm.

The mountain bike trails are closed to riders due to the snow.

The Air Awareness Trail is undergoing construction and is closed until further notice.

 Posted on: Sunday, December 9, 2018
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.


There will be a viewing opportunity to see the annual Geminids meteor shower in the large field by the picnic shelter.  Sunset will be at approximately 5:00 p.m., and if sky conditions permit, we should see the peak viewing around 2:00 a.m.  The Geminids appear to come from the Gemini constellation; however, the meteors can be seen across the entire night sky.  Come to the park and enjoy this spectacular viewing of the Geminids Meteor Shower.

Date of Event:
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 5:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Area

Enjoy a leisure hike through the woods of Medoc Mountain by the light of the full moon.  Participants will hike various park trails and enjoy the sights and sounds of the night.  This hike is sure to be fun for the whole family.  Dress for the weather, bring a bottle of water, and a flashlight.  Please register for this hike by calling Heidi at 252-586-1770 and we hope that you can Make it to the Mountain!

Date of Event:
Fri, 12/21/2018 - 7:00pm
Start Location:
Picnic Shelter

Join Park Ranger Dr. Austin for "Them Bones", a program about animal skulls and identification.  Afterwards, create your own animal skeleton out of mixed materials.  The suggested audience for this fun and educational program is for ages eight to fifteen. Space is limited; please notify us if you will be attending by Friday, December 21, 2018.


Date of Event:
Sat, 12/22/2018 - 1:30pm
Start Location:
Visitors Center

Join a Ranger for a hike through the woods to get your blood pumping to stay warm.  The hike will be approximately 90 minutes long with only one or two stops to rest, so be prepared burn a few calories, which may align well with new year’s resolution.  Call the park office to make reservations.  More details will be available soon. 

Date of Event:
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 10:30am
Start Location:

Join Park Ranger Dr. Austin for "Its Your Park", a program about the many facets of a State Park.  Afterwards, create your own miniature State Park from mixed materials.  The suggested audience for this fun and educational program is for ages eight to fifteen. Space is limited; please notify us if you will be attending by Thursday, January 10, 2019.

Date of Event:
Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:30am
Start Location:
Visitors Center

Medoc Mountain State Park

1541 Medoc State Park Road
HollisterNC 27844
Latitude: 36.263900
Longitude: -77.888300

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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