The park is open, but there are a few trail closures due to hurricane damage. Canoe Camp and Group Camp are closed. The East Loop Bridle Trail is closed due to trail construction. Please check at the visitor center for routes. Please do not cross barricades or danger tape.
Alerts and Closures
Alerts and Closures
Current alerts for North Carolina state parks:
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 at this time.
The Umstead Gravel Grinder, a 50-mile and 100-mile biking event, will take place on the Multi-Use Trail (MUT) on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 7 AM to 6 PM. The MUT will still be open to general public use that day, but please be aware there may be more bikes on the trail than usual.
Due to flooding, campsites 7 and 8 at Princess Ann access is closed until further notice. Once the water recedes, park staff will work on clearing any hazards and this alert will be removed when they reopen. Please make contact with park staff with any questions.
Now all of our trails are open! Lake Shore Trail is finally open from the Visitors Center to the Dam where our new pedestrian walkway is located.
Please be advised that the individual water at each campsite will be turned off December 3, 2018 for the winter months as we do not have frost free spigots and they will be in danger of freezing and pipes bursting. There will be hot water available for showers at the shower houses and water spigots will be available near shower houses for campers to fill up holding tanks on RV/campers as needed.
Work Schedule: Typical schedule will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Seasonal employees may work a rotating schedule to include weekends and occasional evenings.
Job Duties: Clean facilities and grounds. Assist staff in general maintenance and repair of buildings, equipment and machinery. Assist staff in a variety of outdoor-based maintenance projects and daily park operations. Conduct natural resource management projects, such as invasive plant removal.
Jones Lake campground and group camp facilities will close November 7th, 2018, due to campground construction. Construction is scheduled to be complete late spring 2019.
The family campground is closed for reservations due to construction. The bath house is slated to be renovated this fall; after completion the bath house will be ADA compliant and feature separate family, men's and women's facilities.
Due to damage from Hurricane Florence, some bridges have sustained damages, making a few trails impassable. Holden Mill Trail and Pump Station Trail are closed until further notice. Some trails may have remaining debris, so please exercise caution when you are out on the trails.