Boat rentals are $7/hour per boat. This includes canoes, kayaks and standup paddleboards. Swimming pool rates are $6 for adults, $4 for children (3-12 years old) and children under 3 are free. Both of these facilities are open daily, 10am - 5:30 pm.
Alerts and Closures
Alerts and Closures
Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:
The park is open regular hours. Mountain Section hours are 7am-9 pm. River Section hours are 8:30 am-8 pm.
Expect crowding and parking delays https://files.nc.gov/ncparks/pimo-weekend-plans.pdf.
Family Campground is fully booked Saturday 5/25 and Sunday 5/26.
If you have a reservation you may proceed directly to the campgound after your 4pm checkin time.
Campground gate hours are 7am-10pm.
Park staff expects the Profile Parking Lot to fill up FAST during peak hours (approx. 9:00am-3:00pm).
We will have staff on site to direct parking, but if you have a flexible schedule and are only looking for a short hike, we recommend coming outside peak hours.
Maybe you can beat the heat with a late afternoon or evening hike!
Expect heavy traffic and congestion May 25, 26, 27 between 11 am and 3 pm.
STATUS HAS NOT CHANGED SINCE SUMMER, 2018
Nuwati and Cragway trails remain closed from storm and flood damage.
Closure includes ALL campsites on Nuwati Trail:
Streamside, The Hermitage, Storyteller’s Rock and The Refuge
Boone Fork foot bridge which connects the Boone Fork parking area with Tanawha and Daniel Boone Scout trails remains closed due to structural damage from flooding. This bridge is on National Park Service property and a date for repairs has not been provided. Hikers can access the Daniel Boone Scout trail by parking at the Boulder Field parking area and hiking north on the Tanawha Trail 2.8 miles. Your cooperation is appreciated
OPENING DATE CAN NOT BE ESTIMATED AT THIS TIME
Campers must register at Profile Trail Head regardless of where your hike begins.
Contact us for more information:
The Family Campsite is full on Saturday May 25th and there is limited availability on Sunday May 26th.
Reservations are strongly encouraged.
The family campground is closed for reservations and walk-ins due to construction. The bath house is being renovated this year; after completion the bath house will be ADA compliant and feature separate family, men's and women's facilities. Staff will update this alert once the family campground reopens.
Group camping will remain available through the year, but campers will not have access to showers and must bring water with them.
It's swim season! The Swim Lake will officially open today, 5/24/19, at 1pm! Some of our lake staff are still attending classes during the week, so UNTIL EVERYONE IS OUT OF SCHOOL (June 11th), HOURS DURING THE WEEK WILL VARY. The hours will be posted daily, please check or call the office, 919-778-6234, before coming out. Weekends will be open from 10am - 7pm starting now, weather permitting.
Beach and boat access areas are very popular, particularly on days with nice weather. Visitors should plan for traffic congestion near the park and delays when searching for available parking spaces. Once all parking spaces are full additional cars will not be allowed in the park until spaces open again and if you leave re-entry is not guaranteed. The busiest and most congested times at the park are 11am until 4pm. Do not attempt to park outside the recreation area and walk into the park. Pedestrians are not allowed to walk into the park, also please do not slow down or stop in the road or highway to speak with park staff when they are trying to direct traffic due to safety concerns.
Park gates are scheduled to open at 8:00am. Do not park your vehicles in undesignated areas and no parking zones as park rangers, state troopers and other law enforcement officers will be enforcing parking violations through fines and by towing.