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Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:20pm
Lake Waccamaw State Park
The Walkway that goes over the Dam is finally open!

The Walkway that goes over the Dam is open, but at this time the end of the Walkway that connects to the Lake Shore Trail is closed. We have been dealing with some bad storms here at the lake and it has left us with some down trees and such. We are in the process of clearing the path so we can open Lake Shore Trail by the Dam. The goal is to have everything cleared and open before the Take The Lake Event on Labor Day weekend. We will keep you posted.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:21am
Lake James State Park
All Mountain Biking Trails are OPEN today

All mountain bike trails at Lake James State Park are OPEN today. Be advised that the directions of Tindo and Wimba Trails have changed. Tindo Trail is going in a counterclockwise direction and Wimba Trail is going in a 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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 8:52pm
Medoc Mountain State Park
Air Awareness Trail Is Closed

The Air Awareness Trail is undergoing construction and is closed until further notice. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 1:52pm
Lake Norman State Park
Itusi Trail is OPEN!

The Itusi Trail is OPEN!


Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:41am
Stone Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain State Park Primitive Backpack sites E and F are closed due to past storm damage.  These sites are located on the Widow's Creek Trail.
We appreciate your patience as we try to get this reopened for your enjoyment.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:25am
Crowders Mountain State Park
Linwood Access is without water

The Linwood Access is completely without water. There are no restroom facilities or drinking water available. Portable toilets are available. Please plan accordingly.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 3:02pm
Grandfather Mountain State Park
Trail and Campsite Closures

Cragway and Nuwati Trails remain closed due to damage from the heavy rains in May. This includes the four campsites along the Nuwati Trail: Streamside, The Hermitage, Storyteller's Rock and The Refuge. The Daniel Boone Scout Trail is open; however, the Boone Fork Parking Area is closed until further notice. To access the Daniel Boone Scout Trail, hikers will need to park at the Boulder Field Parking Area on the Blue Ridge Parkway between mile markers 302 and 303. This will add a 2.8-mile hike on the Tanawha Trail before arriving at the Daniel Boone Scout Trailhead.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:56pm
Medoc Mountain State Park
Park Office Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

The park office will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesday until further notice. Campers may go directly to the campground and check in with hosts on site #7 or set up on any campsite that does not have a reserved tag on it.  Campsites are only guaranteed for one night. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 2:50pm
Medoc Mountain State Park
Attention Paddlers: Creek Level Very Low

Little Fishing Creek is at a very below average depth level which may cause several areas to be impassable.  All known blockages have been cleared however conditions can change daily.  Please report any blockages to the park office.   

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 1:12pm
Hanging Rock State Park
North End of Moore's Wall Climbing Now Open

The North End of Moore's Wall at Hanging Rock State Park has reopened for climbing.  Thank you to all climbers for your patience and support.

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