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Alerts and Closures


Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:


Friday, March 22, 2019 - 8:16am
Lake James State Park
Mountain Bike Trails are OPEN today

The mountain bike trails are OPEN today.

If the date stamp on this alert is more than one day old, please feel free to call the park office at 828-584-7728 for the most up-to-date information. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:33pm
Mount Mitchell State Park

The Park is CLOSED due to winter road conditions.  

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:01pm
Hammocks Beach State Park
Ferry Service and Camping Delayed.

The park continues to recover from the effects of Hurricane Florence. The visitor center and the mainland area are open along with the ½ mile loop TRACK trail.  Bear Island is open for day use only.  The following facilities remain closed:  the kayak launch, all paddle trails, and the boat ramp.  Huggins Island and Jones Island are both closed to visitors. Ferry service will not resume until the dock replacement construction project is completed. All campsites are closed through June 30, 2019. Please see Hammocks Beach Current Information for additional information.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:56pm
Crowders Mountain State Park
Prescribed Burn 3/22/19 weather permitting

Crowders Mountain State Park is planning a prescribed burn of approximately 250 acres on Friday, March 22, 2019 weather permitting. The Sparrow Springs Acess ( Sparrow Springs Road to Pinnacle Road, VIsitor Center, lake, picnic shelters, Pinnacle Trail, Lake Trail, Turnback Trail, Ridgeline Trail to Pinnacle Road, Fern Tail, campground trail, campground and Crowders Trail to Sparrow Springs Road.) will be closed until deemed safe by park staff. The rest of the park will be open for normal operating hours, as will Kings Mountain State Park ( 803-222-3209) and Kings Mountain National Military Park ( 864-936-7921). Please check the website or facebook for updates on closures. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:08am
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Tentative opening dates for facilities

Poplar Point openings:
Loop E open for first come first serve camping
Loop C tentatively scheduled to open 3-25-19
Loop G open by reservations only for camping

Parkers Creek openings:
Group camping opens 3-22-19
Loops 4N and 4S open 3-22-19 as a first come first serve camping
Loop 2 opens 3-28-19
Loop 3 opens 3-29-19
Loop 1 tentatively scheduled to open 4-1-19
Day use opens 4-6-19

Vista Point openings:
Day use opens 3-25-19
Group camping opens 3-29-19

Closed until 6-17-19 due to construction

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:03am
Medoc Mountain State Park
Mountain Bike Trails Closed to Cyclists

Because of wet and hazardous conditions, the mountain bike trails are closed to cyclists.  This alert will be removed when conditions are safe.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 8:18am
Pilot Mountain State Park
Prescribed Burn-smoke and smoldering

A prescribed burn was sucessfully completed 3-20-19 on the east side of Pilot Mountain.  The park and trails remain open to the public.  Smoke and smoldering will be visible.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:15am
Hanging Rock State Park
Prescribed burns in March

Park and Forestry staff will be conducting presrcibed burns in the park in several locations in March. Expect smoke. Please call the office for details on trail and campsite closures.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 4:29pm
New River State Park
Prescribed Burn - March 20, 2019

221 Access will be conducting a prescribed burn tomorrow 10 am - 3pm.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 3:49pm
Jockeys Ridge State Park
Soundside Access Temporarily closed

The Soundside Beach Access will be closed Thursday and Friday, March 21st and 22nd as part of the sand project in that area of the park. There will be additional work truck traffic on Soundside Road on these 2 days.  Anyone who has questions, please contact the park at 252-441-7132. Thank you to everyone for their patience.

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