The Itusi Bike Trails are CLOSED due to wet conditions.
Alerts and Closures
Alerts and Closures
Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:
We are currently watching Tropical Storm Isaias very closely. Current predictions for the Kerr Lake area are for 2-6” of rain, sustained winds of 20-30 mph with gusts 40-50 mph when it passes through this area tonight and early tomorrow morning. At this time Kerr Lake SRA campgrounds remain open tonight, but there is always the possibilty that they could close if predictions become worse for this area. Please check this alert before coming to Kerr Lake. You may also call the park office at (252) 438-7791.
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and Carolina Beach State Park will close at 2:00pm on Monday, August 3 due to approaching Hurricane Isaias. The parks will reopen when the storm passes and park staff has assessed conditions. Please monitor this page for updates.
Carolina Beach State Park and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area will close at 2:00pm on Monday, August 3 due to approaching Hurricane Isaias. The parks will reopen when the storm passes and park staff has assessed conditions. Please monitor this page for updates.
Effective immediately the Family Campground will be closed for safety due to tropical storm Isaias and the damaging potential of high winds and flash floods. The Family Campground will remain closed from Monday, August 3rd to Thursday, August 6th.
The public swimming area at Lake James State Park is CLOSED until further notice due to Covid-19 in addition to issues with the septic system and the lack of bathroom facilities at that location.
All campsites at Medoc Mountain State Park are closed through Tuesday night, August 4, due to Hurricane Isaias. If you have an existing reservation, your reservation will be cancelled automatically and you will be issued a full refund.
Raven Rock State Park's main access, at 3009 Raven Rock Road, is open from 7:00am to 9:00pm. With high volumes of visitors, there maybe limited parking and long wait times. Be mindful of the time you arrive and when the park closes. The gates will lock at 9:00pm. The restroom will close at 5:30pm.
The Mountain Laurel Bicycle Loops remains closed to all users.
Primitive backpack camping at the Canoe Camp and Family Wilderness Camp is open by reservation only. Walk-in reservations are not being accepted at this time. Campers must arrive before 7:00 pm day of reservation. You must check in with a park ranger prior to going to your site. Information regarding camping will be given to registered campers upon reservation.
Please note: The visitor center, most restrooms, all picnic areas, and water fountains remain closed, so please be prepared and bring your own water.
Social distancing rules are in effect and will be enforced. Please put space between you and others.
Unless otherwise indicated, all campgrounds, trails, boat ramps, fishing piers, and restrooms are open starting May 22.
Swim beaches, boat rentals, and concession stand are closed until further notice.
A limited number of picnic sites are available. We cannot guarantee tables, so be sure to have a backup plan. Picnic shelters will be available for casual use on a first-come, first-served basis.
Groups larger than 25 people are not permitted. When park rangers feel that the park has reached a safe capacity, the entrance gates may be closed. Entry and/or re-entry to the park is not guaranteed, except for campground reservation holders.
**The information on this alert is the current status of the park. This alert is updated only when the status changes.**
The campground closure because of the hurricane has been extended through Tuesday, August 4. Camping will again open to the public after the passage of the storm, when damage assessments have been made by staff and it is again safe for the public to enter.