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Alerts and Closures


Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:


Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 7:31am
Lake Norman State Park
Itusi Trail is CLOSED!

The Itusi Trail is CLOSED due to snowy, wet conditions. 

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 1:57pm
Haw River State Park
Park Closing Notice

Haw River State Park will be closing tonight, December 8th, at 9pm and will reopen when road conditions are safe for travel.  The Iron Ore Belt Access will be closing tonight, December 8th at 6pm and will also reopen when road conditions are safe for travel.  Please check the Haw River State Park page on the North Carolina State Parks website for updates.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:06pm
Pettigrew State Park
Bath House Closed for Winter

Pettigrew's bath house is closed for the winter. It will reopen in March 2019. Please use restrooms at the main office.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:59pm
Stone Mountain State Park
Primitive Backpack Sites E & F CLOSED INDEFINITELY

Stone Mountain State Park's primitive backpack sites E and F along Widow's Creek Trail have been closed indefinitely due to damage.  We are working with our trail department to see they can be fixed or relocate them to another location along the trail. We appreciate your patience as we try to evaluate and reconstruct these sites to be reopened for your enjoyment.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 1:47pm
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

The Seaforth and Ebenezer trails are closed due to flooding at this time, however the New Hope Overlook red and blue trails are open.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 11:58am
Chimney Rock State Park
Rumbling Bald Parking Contruction

We are happy to announce that the Rumbling Bald Climbing Area parking lot is under expansion construction. There will be construction equipment and people in the area. Some of the parking spots may be blocked but every effort will be made to keep the parking lot open during construction. Please use caution and give those working plenty of room. Carpool as much as possible. The projected finish date is April. Thank you for your help and cooperation and if you have additional questions, please call the State Park office at 828-625-1823.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:26pm
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
Bird Trail Closed

Bird Trail will remain closed to the public until a river section is re-routed, all other trails are open.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:18pm
Haw River State Park
December 8th Star Gazing Program Cancelled

Due to inclement weather, the Saturday December 8th Star Gazing Program will be cancelled.  Please call the park office at 336-342-6163 for any questions.  Thank You

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:20pm
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Restroom Closure

11/29/2018 - The restrooms at the Summit Picnic Area are closed for the winter season.  The ADA restroom at the park office remains open.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 8:19am
Lake James State Park
DATE CHANGE: Canal Bridge Boat Ramp Closure December 17-21

The Canal Bridge Access Area and boat ramps will be closed the week of December 17, 2018, for courtesy dock improvement. The site is expected to reopen by December 22.

The Hidden Cove Access Area and boat ramps will continue to operate under normal gate hours during this time. Please contact the park at 828-584-7728 or with any questions.

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