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Mission

 

The North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation exists to inspire all its citizens and visitors through conservation, recreation and education.

Conservation

To conserve and protect representative examples of North Carolina's natural beauty, ecological features, recreational and cultural resources within the state parks system;

Recreation

To provide and promote safe, healthy and enjoyable outdoor recreational opportunities through the state; and

Education

To provide educational opportunities that promote stewardship of the state's natural and cultural heritage.