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Alerts and Closures


Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:22pm
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Fall 2018/Winter 2019 camping

Crosswinds campground is closed for the season and is not scheduled to re-open until construction is completed sometime in the early spring of 2019.

Parker's Creek is closed and will re-open March 2019. 

Poplar Point Loop E, G and H are open for year round camping through 2018, Loops C & F are scheduled to open 2nd week of January 2019.

New Hope Primitive campground open through November 18, 2018. Vista Point camping and trails are closed due to damage from hurricane and flooding.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:06am
Lake James State Park
Mountain Bike Trails Are Closed

The mountain bike trails are closed today. Be advised that the direction changed at the end of September so pay attention to directional arrows. Call the park office at 828-584-7728 for the most up-to-date information or to report downed trees.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:44am
Falls Lake State Recreation Area
High Water

Hwy 50 Boat Ramp is currently closed due to high water level.

Beaverdam and Rolling View also have high water levels but they are still open.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 4:31pm
Mount Mitchell State Park
Park Closed

Mount Mitchell State Park is closed due to icy road conditions. 
For a road closure map of the Blue Ridge Parkway, please visit:

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:48pm
Pilot Mountain State Park
North River Section

Horse trails and associated parking areas  closed due to excessive rain. Trails will remain closed until significant drying has occurred. Vehicles blocking gates are subject to being towed.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:11am
Lake James State Park
Beach and Boat Rentals Closed for Season

The swim beach and boat rental concession at the Paddy's Creek Area are closed for the summer season. They will reopen in spring 2019. If you have questions, please call the park office at 828-584-7728.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:10am
Lake James State Park
Temporary Closures at Catawba River Area

The Lake Channel Overlook trail is closed from the campground bathhouse out to the overlook during renovations. Also, the fishing pier and Fox Den Loop Trail will be closed during renovations. Work should be complete by mid-November. Please call the park office at 828-584-7728 with any questions.

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 2:23pm
Medoc Mountain State Park
Mountain Bike Trails Closed Because of Rain

The Mountain Bike Trails are closed to cyclists because of wet condtions.

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:40am
Lake Norman State Park
Itusi Trail is CLOSED!

The Itusi Trail is CLOSED.  Please ride safely as the trail surface may be covered in leaves during this fall season.   The Hicks Creek Loop remains closed due to tread damage from Hurricane Michael, a reroute around the damage is being planned.

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:49am
Raven Rock State Park
Mountain Laurel Loop Bicycle Trail and Bridle Trails closed.

The bicycle trails and bridle trails are closed due to wet/unsafe conditions.

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