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Carvers Creek Burns Bright
10/11/2018 - 2:00pm

New Mountains-to-Sea Trail segment completes path from Clingmans Dome to Stone Mountain
10/08/2018 - 4:28pm


Where the River Meets the Rock
09/13/2018 - 10:00am

Colossal Canoes for Little Learners...and YOU!
08/21/2018 - 9:36am

Thanks to Friends of State Parks, we now have two 29-foot, 14 passenger canoes for educational programs across your state park system.

Colossal Canoes for Little Learners…and YOU!
08/21/2018 - 9:00am
Hiking for the Health of It
05/10/2018 - 9:26am

By: Kris Anne Bonifacio, Special Programs Coordinator, N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation

While hiking on the Equestrian Trail at Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Drae Wright took in the surrounding longleaf pine forest and the blue sky above and an idea came to her: “I should do more of this. I really need the exercise and the outdoors. Why not pick a bigger goal and make it an adventure? How about all the trails in all the state parks?”

Year of the Fish: Get Hooked on NC State Parks!
05/02/2018 - 9:15am

By: Brian Bockhahn, Regional Education Specialist, N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation

It is the Year of the Fish in North Carolina State Parks! Programs, festivals, and events throughout the state this year will celebrate this theme. We invite you all to join us at some of these events and Get Hooked on NC State Parks!

Inclined to Stay: Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
03/22/2018 - 1:04pm

By: Katie Hall, Public Information Officer, North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation

You know those days that are sunny but not hot; breezy but not cold; everything feels just right? The kind of day that, with one deep breath, seems to wash away the troubles of the world and make you just happy to be alive?  That was the kind of day I enjoyed for my first hike at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. I hope you’re lucky enough to experience the park on a day like I did.

New Sandhills Discovery Room Livens-Up Weymouth Woods
03/14/2018 - 10:00am

The Sandhills region, a narrow ribbon of rolling land stretching from North Carolina to Georgia, preserves some of the best remaining pockets of longleaf pine forests in the Southeast,” says the introductory panel in the Sandhills Discovery Room—the newest way for families to learn about Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve.

Visit South Mountains State Park Anytime of the Year
02/28/2018 - 8:39pm