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Alerts and Closures

 

Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 7:32am
Lake James State Park
All mountain biking trails are OPEN today

Be advised that the directions of Tindo and Wimba Trails will be changing on September 28, 2018. Tindo Trail will be going in a counterclockwise direction and Wimba Trail will be going in clockwise direction. If the time stamp on this alert is more than 24 hours old, please feel free to call the park office at 828-584-7728 for the most up-to-date information.

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:18pm
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Partial reopening Thurs, Sept 20

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area has been closed due to Hurricane Florence. Kerr Lake partially reopened on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at a limited capacity. The lake level is 308.75 and appears to have crested, which is a little lower and quicker than earlier predictions. Flooding is extensive and the majority of campsites and many other facilities have been closed through 9/26/18.  Park personnel had to remove electrical boxes from many electric sites and take other precautions to protect facilities. Personnel will evaluate impacts on Monday, 9/24/18 and Tuesday, 9/25/18 to determine if more facilities can reopen by next weekend. 

The North Carolina Reservation System call center is currently contacting customers with reservations on impacted sites. Customers affected by the flooding can get a full refund or transfer their reservation.

The facilities currently on the closure list are:

Bullocksvillle:  All campsites closed due to campground road flooding.
Bullocksville Boat Ramp

County Line:  Campsites  1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16D, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31D, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54D, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67,68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74, 75D, 77, 80, 81

*The Wildlife Resources Commission boat ramp at County Line is open.

Henderson Point: All campsites due to campground road flooding.
Henderson Point Group Area
Henderson Point Picnic Shelters #1, #2 and #3
Henderson Point Boat Ramps at Shelters #2 and #3

Hibernia:
Area 2 Campsites:  81, 82D, 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, H-1
Hibernia Group Area
Hibernia Picnic Shelter
Hibernia Campground Boat Ramp.

J.C. Cooper Campground:  Campsites 1-79 and H-3 closed due to campsite and road flooding (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34A, 34B, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41D, 43, 44A, 44B, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 103, H3)
J.C.  Cooper Group Area
J. C. Cooper Boat Ramp

Kimball Point:
Area 1:  All of Area 1 closed (Campsites 1- 37D and H-1) due to water crossing the road
Area 2:  46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78D
Kimball Point Picnic Shelter
Kimball Point Picnic Area
Kimball Point Boat Ramp

Nutbush:  Area 1:  Close all of Area 1 due to water crossing the road.
Area 3:  51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 61, 87, 88, 94, 95, 100, 101, 102, 107, 108, 109
Nutbush Area 1 Boat Ramp
Nutbush Area 3 Boat Ramp.

*Nutbush Area 2 Boat Ramp is open.

Satterwhite Point: 

Shelter #1

The public boat ramp operated by Satterwhite Point Marina is closed.

The bridges on Anderson Creek Rd., Jacksontown Rd. and Nutbush Rd. are all flooded and closed.

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 1:51pm
Singletary Lake State Park
PARK CLOSED

Singletary Lake State Park is closed until at least Friday, September 28. Flooding and other damage could extend this closure for a longer period, so please continue to check our website for updates.

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:03am
William B Umstead State Park
Boating Not Available

Canoe rentals and boating on Big Lake is currently not available due to high waters caused by rain from Hurricane Florence. When the water lowers to a safe level, we will begin rentals once again.

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:41am
Eno River State Park
Quarry Trails Under Water

Portions of the trails around the Eno quarry are under water.  it is impossible to walk the loop around the quarry.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:07pm
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
PARK RE-OPENING!

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area will re-open on Friday, September 21st at 8am. The trail will remain closed as it has sustained significant damage.  The four wheel drive gate is not working properly, park visitors will still need to purchase a permit in the park office.  Staff have removed lots of safety hazards and debris from the beach, but if you notice a safety concern please notify park staff immediately. 

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:42pm
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Closures due to extreme flooding

All park areas managed by NC State Parks/Jordan Lake are closed due to extreme flooding. Park staff hope to have some facilities open by October 1, 2018, but this is depending on how much water the Army Corps of Engineers are able to release and debris cleanup.  Updates will be made to this website by next Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:01am
Lake Norman State Park
Park has reopened

Lake Norman State Park is now open. Please exercise caution during your visit as park staff work on clearing debris.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:53am
Lake Norman State Park
Itusi Trail is OPEN!

The Itusi Trail is OPEN!.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:42am
New River State Park
Some areas of the park are open

Day Use:  Wagoner Access, US Hwy 221 Access, Kings Creek Access
Camping: US Hwy 221, Drive-To (RV) Campground
All other areas closed for storm clean up.
Please check back on our website regularly for updated information.

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