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Mountain Laurel Bike Loop to Close for Connect NC Bond Upgrades

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Roy Cooper, Governor
Susi H. Hamilton, Secretary
Release Note: 
Katie Hall
Release Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Mountain Laurel Bike Loop to Close for Connect NC Bond Upgrades

Raleigh -- The Mountain Laurel Bike Loop at Raven Rock State Park in Harnett County will be closed effective Feb. 21 for the construction of a new campground. The loop will re-open near the end of the year when the construction is complete.

The new campground will offer 15 campsites, nine RV sites, six camper cabins, and a bathhouse. This project will be completed with funds allocated from the Connect NC Bond referendum, a $2.4 billion package favored by North Carolina voters to support water and sewer projects, state parks and facilities for agriculture, public safety and the National Guard.

Visitors seeking further information should visit the park webpage at or call the park at 910-893-4888.

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