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Alerts and Closures


Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:


Monday, January 21, 2019 - 4:22pm
Elk Knob State Park
Park is Open! Four Wheel Drive and Foot Traction Devices Highly Recommended!

There is snow and ice on all roads, trails and walkways.  Four wheel drive and foot traction devices highly reccommended. 

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 3:27pm
Pilot Mountain State Park
Icy Trails - CAUTION

Ice on trails. Please use caution when hiking.

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 2:35pm
Medoc Mountain State Park
Park Office Closed Tuesday 01/22

The park office will be closed on Tuesday, January 22.  Campers may go directly to the campground and set up on any site that does not have a camping tag.  Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 8:18am
Mount Mitchell State Park
Park Closure

Mt. Mitchell State Park is currently closed due to ice/snow accumlation on roadway. Please check back for updates. -01/21/2019. 

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 2:55pm
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Road is open to first overlook

The park road is open to vehicles up to the 1st overlook. Due to slick ice on road surfaces the road is closed to vehicles beyond the first overlook.  The park is open to hikers and parking is available. Please use extreme caution regarding high winds that may cause branches to fall without warning.    

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 10:02am
Elk Knob State Park
Park Is Open! Four Wheel Drive and Foot Traction Devices Highly Recommended!

There is a dusting of snow and some ice patches underneath.  Four wheel drive and foot traction devices are highly recommended.

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 8:01am
Raven Rock State Park
Bridle Trails and Bike Trail Closed

The West Loop Bridle Trail and Mountain Laurel Bike Trail are closed to all users due to wet conditions.  The East Loop Bridle Trail remains closed due to construction.

Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 7:18am
Lake James State Park
Mountain Bike Trails are CLOSED today

The mountain bike trails are CLOSED today. The direction of the mountain bike trails has changed as of January 1. 

If the date stamp on this alert is more than one day old, please feel free to call the park office at 828-652-5047 or 828-584-7728 for the most up-to-date information. 

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 8:27am
Lumber River State Park
Park closures

Some trails at both Princess Ann and Chalk Banks are closed due to flooding. Please contact the park with any questions.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 8:20pm
Jockeys Ridge State Park
Soundside Access temporarily closed

Effective January 22, 2019, the soundside access will be closed until further notice for completing a part of our sand moving project. We expect the closure to extend approximately 2 weeks. Please check back for updates.

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