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Alerts and Closures

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Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:21am
Lake Waccamaw State Park
Construction at the Dam

This is to let you know that there is construction being done at the Dam. The Dam is still open and accessable, but please be cautious around that area. They are in the process of putting a walking bridge over the Dam.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:15am
Lake Norman State Park
The Itusi Trail is OPEN.

The Itusi Trail is OPEN.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 9:19am
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Low Water Level at Kerr Lake

The water level at Kerr Lake was 294.76' m.s.l. at 8:00 am on November 8, 2017.  Caution is urged when launching and operating vessels on the lake as hazards have been exposed with the low water. 
The following ramps located at Kerr Lake State Recreation Area are currently closed due to low water:

  • Satterwhite Point Marina Public Ramp 
  • Bullocksville
  • JC Cooper Campground Ramp
  • Nutbush Area 1 Ramp

The following ramps managed by Kerr Lake State Recreation Area are currently open:

Nutbush Area 2 Ramp
Nutbush Area 3 Ramp

Additionally, the NCWRC ramps at County Line and Hibernia are usable.

Hourly lake level information can be found at

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 2:45pm
Morrow Mountain State Park
Boathouse Closed

Boathouse is closed for the season and will re-open Spring 2018.  .  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 4:03pm
Lake James State Park
Swim Beach/Concession Stand CLOSED for Season

The swim beach and concession stand are CLOSED for the season and will re-open May 1, 2018. Canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals will resume next spring. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 3:56pm
Lake James State Park
Vehicle Break-ins at Mtn Bike Trailhead

Visitors to Lake James State Park should take measures to protect their personal belongings when leaving their vehicles at public parking areas within the park. Recently, a spate of break-ins at the mountain bike trails parking lot and Canal Bridge Boat Access area have occurred. While state rangers and county sherrif's deputies work to bring an end to this criminal activity, extra precautions should be taken to prevent theft from your vehicle. DO NOT leave any valuables in plain sight. Take these items with you during your hike, bike ride or boat trip. Report any suspicious activity, including vehicle descriptions and license plate numbers to law enforcement officials or call the parks office at 828-584-7728.

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:06pm
William B Umstead State Park
Cycling Event 10/28/17

The Umstead Gravel Grinder will be in the park on 10/28/17 from 8am- 3pm. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:07am
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Campsite Renovation in J. C. Cooper Campground

We are renovating campsites 80-103 in J.C. Cooper Campground.  The work includes stump grinding, installing new campsite timbers, adding gravel and installing new fire rings. Sites in this group will be closed periodically during the process.  There will be construction noise associated with this work.  We apologize for any inconvenience to campers and are trying to limit work to Monday-Thursday as much as possible to avoid the busiest days in the campground.  

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:23pm
West, South Mountains State Park
Fly Fishing Class Cancelled for Sunday, October 1st

Fly fishing class has been cancelled for Sunday, October 1st. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 1:58pm
Trail closure

Lakeshore Trail is closed due to hazardous conditions.

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