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Alerts and Closures

 

Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:26am
William B Umstead State Park
Boat Rental Hours Change

Beginning on June 24, the boat rental hours will be from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:36pm
Jones Lake State Park
Campground Closure through 10-14-2019

The campground will be closed through 10-14-2019 due to construction.

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 3:52pm
Grandfather Mountain State Park
Current Trail Closure Status: 5/24/2019

STATUS HAS NOT CHANGED SINCE SUMMER 2018

CLOSED: 
Nuwati
and Cragway trails remain closed from storm and flood damage.
Closure includes ALL campsites on Nuwati Trail:
Streamside, The Hermitage, Storyteller’s Rock and The Refuge
Boone Fork footbridge, which connects the Boone Fork parking area with Tanawha and Daniel Boone Scout trails, remains closed due to structural damage from flooding. This bridge is on National Park Service property and a date for repairs has not been provided. Hikers can access the Daniel Boone Scout Trail by parking at the Boulder Field parking area and hiking north on the Tanawha Trail 2.8 miles. Your cooperation is appreciated.

OPENING DATE CANNOT BE ESTIMATED AT THIS TIME

Campers must register at Profile Trailhead regardless of where your hike begins.

Contact us for more information:
(828) 963-9522
grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov
www.facebook.com/grandfathermountainstatepark

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 9:49am
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
Family Campground Closed

The family campground is closed for reservations and walk-ins due to construction. The bath house is being renovated this year; after completion the bath house will be ADA compliant and feature separate family, men's and women's facilities. Staff will update this alert once the family campground reopens. 

Group camping will remain available through the year, but campers will not have access to showers and must bring water with them.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:14am
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.  Thank you for your help and cooperation and if you have additional questions, please call the State Park office at 828-625-1823.

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 5:25pm
Raven Rock State Park
Closure of Mountain Laurel Loop Bicycle Trails

The Mountain Laurel Loop Bicycle Trail is closed due to campground construction.  All bike trails will likely be opened towards the end of the year. This area is an unsafe construction area. Entering these trails, service roads or parking lots will be illegal tresspassing. We are sorry for the inconvenience. The following places allow biking in our area: Carvers Creek State Park, William B. Umstead State Park and Falls Lake Recreation Area, Harris Lake County Park, Uhwarrie National Forest (Badin Lake Recreation Area and Woodrun Trails) and Crabtree County Park.

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:43pm
Grandfather Mountain State Park
Changes to Camping Fees and Reservations

Grandfather Mountain State Park is initiating campsite fees and campsite reservation requirements for all our campsites beginning June 1, 2019.  All campers will be required to reserve their campsite in advance by calling 1.877.722.6762 or going to the Reserve America Reservation System at www.reserveamerica.com.  Park staff strongly recommends making reservations in advance, as cell service at the trailheads is not reliable and visitors may not be able to connect with Reserve America at the trailheads.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:20am
Gorges State Park
Partial Trail Closure - Auger Hole Trail

A section of the Auger Hole trail is closed to all traffic until further notice due to a massive landslide that has taken out all access not only to the public but to park staff.
The Auger Hole is open from the parking lot at Frozen Creek Entrance to where the Wintergreen trail breaks off Auger Hole Trail to the right.  From that point on to Turkeypen Gap, the trail is closed and will remain closed until the trail is fixed.
The trail closure will be lengthy as park staff are evaluating and developing options to resolve the closure. For more information or updates call the park office at (828) 966-9099.

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 8:56am
Goose Creek State Park
Some Trails Remain Closed

Flatty Creek trail remains closed indefinitely due to damages to the boardwalk from Hurricane Florence. Ivy gut trail has some boardwalk damage. Although Palmetto Boardwalk trail has damage at one end, it is partially open from the visitor center. All other trails are open.

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