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Alerts and Closures


Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:


Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:30am
Lake James State Park
Mountain Bike Trails are OPEN today

Mountain bike trails are OPEN today, July 18th. The direction of the bike trails has changed.  Wimba trails will be going in a counter clockwise direction, and Tindo trails will be going in a clockwise direction. If date is more than 24 hours old, please call the park office at 828-584-7728 for the latest information.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:39am
Stone Mountain State Park
Horse Trail Closed July 22-26, 2019

The Stone Mountain State Park horse trail and parking lot will be closed to guest on July 22, 2019 through July 26, 2019.  There is a planned stream restoration project being conducted during this time and machines with personnel will need this area for staging.  We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause for our equestrian guest.  We anticipate this area to be re-opened for our guest on July 27, 2019 for your enjoyment.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 8:55am
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Electricity Restored at Henderson Point Area 2 Except for Sites 70 and 71.

The power has been restored for Henderson Point Area 2 except for campsites 70 and 71.  Park personnel are working to make repairs to these two sites.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 12:50pm
Hammocks Beach State Park
Ferry Closed; Kayak Launch Open; Some Camping Open

The park continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Florence. The mainland area, including the visitor center, kayak launch, and the ½ mile loop TRACK trail are open.  Bear Island is open for day use and some walk-in same-day camping is available.  However, there ARE NO RESTROOMS OR POTABLE WATER on Bear Island.  The kayak launch is open and all five paddle trails are open for use.  The boat ramp will remain closed while the dock is constructed. Huggins Island and Jones Island are both currently closed to visitors. Ferry service will not resume until the dock replacement construction project is completed. Please see the Hammocks Beach Updates page for additional information.

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:01pm
Singletary Lake State Park
Note To White Lake Users:

Water levels on White Lake, as of July 15, 2019, have risen over the previous 14 days and are now back to 63'6" (above sea level).  Operators of larger boats in excess of 20' with fixed shaft propulsuion systems should still excercise caution while operating inside of established no wake poles and buoys.  Lake levels are expected to continue to rise as precipitation continues. 

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 10:16am
Crowders Mountain State Park
Construction Closure

Construction has begun on the Linwood Access Area and the Lake parking lot expansions.During the construction the gravel lots will be closed. Expect parking delays until construction is completed.

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 9:53am
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
Natural History Evenings: Reptiles and Amphibians

Due to forecasted weather the Tuesday, July 9th Natural History Evenings program will be held at the Visitor Center. Join us at 6pm to learn about local reptiles and amphibians and identify frogs based on their call!

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:29am
Gorges State Park
Temporary Closures on Foothills Trail Bridge

On June 27, Duke Energy will begin repairing the Toxaway River pedestrian bridge located on the Foothills Trail between the Laurel Fork and Cane Brake trail heads. While the upgrades and repairs are underway, the bridge may experience temporary closures during daylight hours. Known full day (approx. 8am – 4pm) bridge closures will be posted below. Additionally, the bridge will be limited to no more than 20 people crossing at one time. The upgrades and repairs to the bridge are scheduled to be complete by the end of September. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 4:06pm
Lake James State Park
Beach and Boat Rental Hours

The beach at Paddy's Creek is open for the season from 10-6 each day. Boats are rented out of the concession stand from 10-4:30. Kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals are $7.00 per hour.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 10:17am
Lake Norman State Park
Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN!

The Itusi bike trails are OPEN!

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