The park road will be closed to vehicular traffic on August 24, 25 and 26 due to the NCDH.
A shuttle service will be provided for spectators on August 25 and 26 to the race viewing areas.
Please park in the old Lowe's parking lot at the base of the mountain to catch the shuttle.
Restrooms at picnic area are closed. There are (2) portable restrooms located at picnic area, and there is an accessible restroom located at the park office.
We are very sorry about the inconvenience.
There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.
Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity permit application or obtain one from the park office.
Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.
A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.