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Events and Programs

Carvers Creek State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Join us as we will be walking and exploring the millpond, silos, pavilion, and other historical farm buildings not yet open to the public. There is no need to sign up to this event. Bring a bottle of water, a camera (if you like taking pictures), and your walking shoes! Please meet in front of the Welcome Center for this event.
 

Date of Event:
Thu, 11/22/2018 - 3:00pm
Start Location:
Welcome Center

Join Ranger Fields on an adventurous night hike down to the millpond. We will be looking for different types of birds, reptiles and amphibians, and any other crepuscular dweller. Come prepared with hiking shoes and a flashlight/headlamp. This event will occur after closing hours, so arrive 15 minutes early.  You must SIGN UP for this event by contacting the park office If you have any questions about this event, please contact the park office. 
 

Date of Event:
Fri, 11/23/2018 - 6:00pm
Start Location:
Welcome Center

Sisters Trek is aimed at introducing women to the fun and benefits of hiking. Please dress in layers for the weather and wear hiking boots or sturdy athletic shoes. If you bring your dog, make sure that he is on a leash and socialized and Join Ranger Colleen Bowers as she leads a 2 mile nature hike through the long leaf pine ecosystem. Experience the unique beauty of the Sandhills. Meet at the Welcome Center

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Rain Shelter

November is the month when everyone seems to have turkey on the brain.  Well come out to the park and learn about the wild turkeys found here in our woods!  There will be games and a fun craft that you can take home. Meet in front of Welcome Center for this event.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Welcome Center

Park staff will be leading a historical tour through Mr. James Stillman Rockefeller's winter estate.  We will be walking through and around the estate and discussing the history of the surrounding structures, some dating back to the early 1800s.  Tours are free but YOU MUST SIGN-UP ahead of time.  You may call or come by the office to sign up. Please allow approximately 15 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the Rain Shelter.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel.  For more information about the tours of the Rockefeller House, please contact Carvers Creek Park Office.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 11/25/2018 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Rain Shelter
Contact:

2505 Long Valley Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390

910-436-4681
carvers.creek@ncparks.gov

 

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