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Alerts and Closures

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Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:


Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:32am
Jones Lake State Park
Fishing Pier Closed

The fishing pier at Jones Lake State Park is currently closed to the public.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:51am
New River State Park
Wagoner Access Closed for Camping

Wagoner Access will be closed for camping during the months of December, January and February. The access will be open for day use during the hours of 8 am to 6 pm. The campsites will reopen on March 1, 2018.  Camping remains open at the  US Hwy 221 Access. 

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:49am
West, Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
Restroom Closure

The restrooms at the Summit/Picnic Area are closed for the winter months. All trails are open for hiking.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:45am
Lake Waccamaw State Park
GPS sending you through the Green Swamp.

It seems that some GPS systems do not give actuate directions to our park. If the directions that the GPS give you advise you to drive though the Green Swamp then there is a possiblity that you will get stuck in the mud. If you are following the GPS directions and it has you turn off on to a dirt road. Stop! Do Not continue. The best directions will keep you on paved roads. See Driving Directions below.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:52am
Pettigrew State Park
Do not depend on GPS to locate Park Office

Do not depend on GPS to locate the park office. The following directions will get you to the main access of the park. From HWY 64 take exit 558 and follow the signs for approximately 8 miles to the park office. You are not required to travel dirt roads to reach the park office.

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.

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

Lakeshore Trail is closed due to hazardous conditions.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 10:24am
William B Umstead State Park
Park Entrance Addresses

Crabtree Entrance: 8801 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27617

Reedy Creek Entrance: 1800 N. Harrison Ave. Cary, NC 27513

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
Singletary Lake State Park
Public access is restricted when group camps are reserved.

Visitors and Campers MUST contact park office to arrange a visit.

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:53pm
New River State Park
Firewood Alert

Please don’t bring firewood with you to the park.  If you find or buy wood from the park, please don’t take any back home with you. Burn it all or leave it for other campers. Foreign pests can travel with wood, and carrying firewood from one area to another can be detrimental to the local forest. We have firewood to purchase, or you can collect wood/ kindling from dead and down trees.

Because of the seriousness of a potential infestation from the Emerald Ash Borer, we are requesting that no firewood be brought into New River State Park.

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive invasive exotic beetle that feeds on ash trees. Park campgrounds and picnic areas are the most likely areas for EAB introduction into the park. We appreciate your help in protecting the natural resources of New River State Park and our State Park System.

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