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Alerts and Closures

 

Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 1:35pm
Pilot Mountain State Park
Prescribed Burn 4-2-20 Yadkin River Section

A prescribed burn is scheduled for 4-2-20 at the Yadkin River Section of Pilot Mountain State Park.  The trails in the area of the prescribed burn are closed.  Smoke and smoldering may be visible.
 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:41am
Lake Norman State Park
Park to close as of sunset, April 1

Lake Norman State Park will close at sunset on Wednesday, April 1 until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the state. All trails, restrooms, picnic areas, picnic shelters, campsites, and parking areas, as well as the visitor center, the community building, and the swim beach will be closed. The boat ramp will also be closed.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:25am
Stone Mountain State Park
PARK CLOSED

Stone Mountain State Park is closed until further notice for all activities to include hiking, fishing, camping (primtive and campground) within the park gates to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:18am
Mayo River State Park
Mayo Mountain access closed

The Mayo Mountain access at Mayo River State Park is closed until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Trails, picnic areas, and parking areas, as well as the park office and the group campsite are closed.

All other accesses remain open for hiking, fishing, and boat launch at this time, but please practice social distancing during your visit.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 9:27am
Lake James State Park
PARK CLOSED

Lake James State Park is closed until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the state.

The Canal Bridge and Hidden Cove boat ramps will remain open.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 8:10am
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
PARK CLOSED

Facilities managed by North Carolina State Parks on Jordan Lake will be closed at sunset on Tuesday, March 31 until further notice to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the state. The closure includes our park office/visitor center, all beaches, all trails, all campgrounds, all shelters, all picnic areas, all boat ramps, all canoe access and all restrooms.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 11:12am
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Status of facilities at Kerr Lake

All Kerr Lake campgrounds are currently closed. Campers with existing reservations will be contacted by reservations system staff to be issued full refunds.

The following day-use areas are currently open at Kerr Lake accesses operated by NC State Parks – but please note that the visitor center and all restrooms are CLOSED. All park gates close at sunset.

Bullocksville
All facilities are closed.

County Line
The NC Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) boat ramp just outside of the campground is open.

Henderson Point
The NCWRC boat ramp and our fishing pier are open.

Hibernia
The NCWRC boat ramp is open.

Kimball Point
All facilities are closed.

Nutbush
The Nutbush Area 1 boat ramp and shelter area, as well as the Area 2 boat ramp are open.

Satterwhite Point
The TRACK Trail beside the visitor center parking lot is open.

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:44pm
Carvers Creek State Park
PARK CLOSED

Carvers Creek State Park is closed as of Sunday, March 29 until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the state. All accesses, trails, parking areas, restrooms and the park office are closed.

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:44pm
Falls Lake State Recreation Area
PARK CLOSED

The park is closing at sunset on Saturday, March 28 until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the state.

All camping facilities are CLOSED. Campers with reservations will be contacted by the reservation system staff to be issued a full refund. All State Parks boat ramps, picnic shelters, beaches, the community building, and other facilities are closed. Park visitors are not allowed in closed areas.

Hikers can still access and hike the entirety of the Falls Lake section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail by parking at any of the trailheads where the trail crosses a road. Please ensure that your vehicle does not block a gate or the roadway. Hikers must stay on the trail.

Please check with our partner agencies about the status of their access areas on Falls Lake:
US Army Corps of Engineers
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Wake County Parks
Raleigh Parks and Recreation

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:46pm
William B Umstead State Park
PARK CLOSED

William B. Umstead State Park is closed until further notice, as of sunset on Friday, March 27 to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the state. All accesses, trails, parking areas, restrooms, campsites, and the visitor center are closed.

Please use the following numbers to contact park staff:
General questions: 919-218-2809
Emergency on-call ranger: 919-218-9106 or call 911

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