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Passport Program

Join us for an adventure across the state! We challenge you to visit as many North Carolina state parks as you can, using your Passport book as your guide. Collect stamps, earn prizes and make Naturally Wonderful memories!


COVID-19 INFORMATION:

Our parks are open! We welcome your participation in the Passport program as you enjoy our parks while engaging in proper social distancing measures to keep you and others safe during this pandemic.

Park offices and visitor centers will be open as of Friday, September 11. Please note that masks or face coverings are required to enter buildings.

If you are unable to get your stamp, you can still take a photo at the park and email us at state.parks@ncparks.gov to receive a stamp in the mail. If you are visiting a park for the first or last time, make sure you email us the photo on the day you visit so that we can verify your start or end date in the book.


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How do I participate?

Graphic - Passport Instruction - Pickup passport

STEP 1

Pick up your North Carolina State Parks Passport from a state park.

Graphic - Passport Instruction - Visit park

STEP 2

Visit the parks and enjoy your favorite outdoor activities!

The Passport book has icons of the activities at each park.

Graphic - Passport Instruction - Get stamp

STEP 3

Stop by the park's office or visitor center to get your Passport book stamped.

If the office is closed, several parks have a box outside with stamp stickers. If you cannot find the box, please take a photo at the park and send it to us at state.parks@ncparks.gov to request a stamp sticker by mail.

Graphic - Passport Instruction - Get signature

STEP 4

For every 10 parks you visit, have a park staff member sign the back inside cover of your Passport book.

Graphic - Passport Instruction - Receive package

STEP 5

Snap a picture of or scan the prize redemption page and email it to state.parks@ncparks.gov to get cool prizes mailed to you!

 

 

How do I get a stamp if the office is closed?

Take a photo at the park and send it to us at state.parks@ncparks.gov. Please include your full name, mailing address, what parks you need and how many stamp stickers for each park.

 

 

What do I get for participating?

 


2018 new prize graphic for Passport10 parks
 

  • Reusable silicone straw

  • Plant-a-leaf herb garden bookmark
     


20 parks
 

  • 2020 NC State Parks Year of Fire bandana

  • Free socks voucher for Great Outdoor Provision Co.
     


30 parks
 

  • Pair of sports binoculars

  • NC State Parks baseball cap

  • $15 gift card to Great Outdoor Provision Co.
     


40 parks
 

  • Passport hiking patch

  • Outdoor picnic blanket

  • 2020 Passport t-shirt

  • $25 gift card to Great Outdoor Provision Co.
     


**Prizes are while supplies last.**
 

 

How do I redeem my prizes?

Graphic - Passport Instruction - Signature

STEP 1

For every 10 parks you visit, have a park staff member sign the back inside cover of your Passport book.

Graphic - Passport Instruction - Snap picture

STEP 2

Take a photo of or scan the prize redemption page and email it to state.parks@ncparks.gov.

Make sure you include your NAME and MAILING ADDRESS. Also include your t-shirt size when redeeming the 40 parks prize pack.

If other people in your household are participating in the program, please send all your redemption pages in one email, so that we can send your prizes together!

Graphic - Passport Instruction - Receive prizes

STEP 3

You will receive cool prizes as listed above in the mail!

Prizes can take up to three weeks to be mailed out to you, so we appreciate your patience.

 

 

What is the Amazing Adventure Challenge?

Visit all 41 state parks in one year and receive an additional prize pack!

RULES:

  1. END DATE: All participants must have an end date written down on their book. A park staff member must sign your book to verify that you have all 41 park stamps at that end date.
  2. START DATE: All participants must have a start date written down on their book. If your start date is after November 1, 2019, your start date must be verified by a park staff member with a signature. That means that your first stamp must be received at a state park, and your Passport book cannot be mailed to you pre-stamped.

Once your book is complete and verified, send an email to state.parks@ncparks.gov.

The prize pack will include an Annual Pass to North Carolina State Parks.

» Read the full list of benefits of the pass

 

 

Where can I get the bonus stamps for the State Trails?

» Find a State Trail redemption location

 

Is there an end date for the Passport program?

Currently, there is no end date for the program. You can take as long as you want or try to complete it as quickly as you can. Those who complete their book within one year will receive the Amazing Adventure prize pack.

 

Additional questions? Concerns?

Email the Passport manager at state.parks@ncparks.gov or call us at 919-707-9376.