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Alerts and Closures


Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:


Monday, September 16, 2019 - 9:18am
Merchants Millpond State Park
Bike Trail Closure

The Bike Trail will be closed Wednesday, September 18 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. due to a Special Event.

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 8:55am
Lake James State Park
Mountain Bike Trails OPEN today

Mountain bike trails are OPEN today, September 16th.  If date is more than 24 hours old, please call the park office at 828-584-7728 for the latest information.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 3:05pm
Crowders Mountain State Park
Linwood Access Closed for Construction

The Linwood Access Area will be closed through the remainder of September for construction.  Visitors are prohibited from accessing Crowders Mountain through Linwood Access or the Tower Trail Gate by vehicle or by foot. 

The section of the Tower Trial from the intersection of Backside Trail to the Linwood Access Area is closed to foot traffic as it is part of the construction site.

Until construction is complete, Crowders Mountain is only accessible by the Crowders Trail and the Rocktop Trail.  


Friday, September 13, 2019 - 9:45am
Singletary Lake State Park
White Lake Water Level

As of Sept. 13, 2019, Whte Lake's water surface was at 63' 10" above sea level; it's highest level since May 1 of this year.  Levels may continue to increase throughout the fall, dependent upon recurrent rainfall or storm events.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:18am
Lake Norman State Park
Itusi Bike Trails are OPEN!

The Itusi bike trails are OPEN!

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 5:06pm
Grandfather Mountain State Park
Current Trail Closure Status: 9/9/2019

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


Contact us for more information:
(828) 963-9522

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 4:09pm
Pettigrew State Park
Park reopening

Pettigrew State Park will reopen on Tuesday, September 10. The Boardwalk Trail will be open, but all other trails remain closed until further notice due to storm debris. For your safety and the safety of park staff, please do not enter areas that have been closed off.

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:37pm
Hanging Rock State Park
Swimming Area Closed / Fall Boat Rentals

The lake swimming area is closed for the season.  Rowboat and canoe rentals will be available at the refreshment stand at the lake on weekends only until October 20.  Please contact the park for more information.

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 10:32am
William B Umstead State Park
Boat Rental Hours Change

Beginning on June 24, the boat rental hours will be from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 10:33am
William B Umstead State Park
Trail Closure

Cedar Ridge trail on the multi-use trail system will be closed for construction.  We are improving and rerouting sections of the trail to bring it up to current trail standards.  During this closure, please do not use the trail as there will be contractors working with heavy equipment and unsafe conditions.  Visitors should also be aware of dump truck traffic on the multi-use trail delivering materials during construction.  The work is expected to take approximately 60 days depending on weather.

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