Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 8:16am
Current status of park facilities
The main park entrance and dune are open from 8:00am to 9:00pm. The Soundside access and swim beach are open from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Please be advised that the parking lot at our Soundside Access fills up very quickly. We recommend arriving as early as possible as the parking lot is the only designated area where you may park to enjoy our Soundside beach area. You may be ticketed or towed if you park along Soundside Road or in any other undesignated area. Please look for alternative access sites such as those located on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
The Visitors' Center and Museum are now open at 50% capacity! Please follow the 3-Ws and any posted guidelines.
Trails and restrooms at both park accesses are open.
We are offering limited programming, please call the park for more details.
With 24-hour advance notice, we are offering dune rides to visitors with mobility restrictions on a limited basis, please call the park for more details.
When visiting, please follow the North Carolina State Parks Guidelines listed above.
Please monitor this page for additional information.
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 2:37pm
Singletary Lake State Park
Current status of park facilities
Trails and restrooms are open. The park office remains closed. All group camp facilities remain closed.
Current facility closures remain in effect through Labor Day weekend. Additional facilities will reopen on Friday, September 11, under the new phase 2.5 guidelines. Please monitor this page for additional information soon.
Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 9:23am
South Mountains State Park
WEEKEND PARKING - Expect Delayed Entry
South Mountains now routinely reaches capacity by 10:00am on weekends. Expect a 30min-1hr wait to enter the park once the Jacob Fork parking area is full. Park staff will be monitoring and controlling traffic. Roadside parking is PROHIBITED.
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 1:09pm
Family campground construction
Please pardon the noise! We are building a new bathhouse, six new camper cabins, and adding 11 full hook-up sites with water, electricity, and sewer in our family campground. The work is expected to last until December of this year.
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 1:57pm
Stone Mountain State Park
Park at capacity by 10:00am on weekends
Stone Mountain now routinely reaches capacity by 10:00am on weekends. If you do not arrive by this time, you are not likely to get a parking spot until the afternoon.
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 1:16pm
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Due to changes to our operating procedures, strict implementation of the 3:00pm check out and 4:00pm check in times associated with campsites will begin on June 19, 2020.
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 1:35pm
Use caution at Anglin Mill Access
Please use caution when visiting the Anglin Mill Access. Due to recent heavy rains, part of Old Anglin Loop Road, between the Boiling Hole Rapid and the Anglin Mill Road Bridge has washed out. Also, Old Anglin Loop Road has started to develop several ruts between Anglin Mill Road and the Anglin Mill Access. Please drive slowly when travelling to the Anglin Mill Access.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 9:44am
High Visitation on Weekends
Gorges State Park is seeing high visitation on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays that requires the park to periodically have to close the park between 12-3 every day due to being at visitor capacity. Please plan accordingly.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 1:55pm
Merchants Millpond State Park
Access area to the pier behind the Visitor Center is rerouted to the East side of the Visitor Center due to construction. Please stay out of the marked area. Thank you.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:06pm
PEA CREEK TRAIL CLOSED
The Pea Creek Trail (trailhead located at the Cole Mill access) is closed until further notice. Due to recent storms, erosion has undercut steps, put deep holes into the trail, and significantly damaged the trail. Do Not Enter From Any Access.