Join the North Carolina State Park Adventure
We challenge you to visit as many “naturally wonderful” North Carolina state parks as you can while collecting stamps from each location in a keepsake PASSPORT!
The North Carolina State Park Passport is FREE! Pick up your PASSPORT at any North Carolina State Park Visitor Center.
How it Works
- Pick up your North Carolina State Park Passport from any state park or recreation area.
- Make a note of the activities you enjoyed in the park.
- Stop by the park visitor center, park office, or designated location to stamp your passport.
- For each 10 parks you visit, have a state park official validate your passport on the reward redemption page.
- Also, don't forget to collect bonus stickers.
- Once you have visited all North Carolina State Parks, complete the verification form (available at each park or online) and receive a North Carolina State Park Passport Prize Pack.
For every 10 parks you visit have a State Park Ranger, Park Superintendent or Park Office Assistant validate your passport by signing the Rewards Redemption page. The more parks you visit and stamps you collect, the more prizes you earn.
Snap a photo of the page and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your full name and a mailing address. Your prize pack will be sent within 30 days. Plus you will also be entered into the monthly prize drawings.
Don’t forget to share your adventure on Facebook and Instagram with #ncstateparks and #ncpassport.
Many of our educational programs and special events will have stickers available. Don’t forget to pick up a sticker for your North Carolina Passport sticker page in the back of the book.
I would like to get a passport without going to the park, how can I get one?
Passports are available without visiting a North Carolina State Park. Visit our online store at www.ncparkstore.com. Postage charges will apply.
I visited a park, but was not able to get my passport cancellation stamp while I was there, how can I get one now?
You may contact the park directly or the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation at email address email@example.com. A piece of paper with the cancellation stamp will be sent to you to add to your passport. You may be asked to provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Do you have a Kids Passport program?
We currently do not have a program specifically for children. The current program is suitable for all ages. However, there are plans for a Kids Passport program in the future.
Stamp Cancellation Locations
You can have your passport stamped at any North Carolina State Park visitor center, park office or camp entrance (seasonal).
Mountains-to-Sea State Trail
You don't have to hike the whole trail to be eligible.
Get a stamp by hiking any of these completed sections of the trail:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Oconaluftee Visitor Center
1194 Newfound Gap Road, Cherokee, NC 28719
Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville Visitor Center
195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Linn Cove Visitor Center
Linville, NC 28646
Mount Mitchell State Park
2388 State Highway 128
Burnsville, NC 28714
Grandfather Mountain State Park
9872 Hwy 105 S, Suite #6
Banner Elk, NC 28604
Hanging Rock State Park
1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC 27016-7417
Pilot Mountain State Park
1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043
Stone Mountain State Park
3042 Frank Parkway
Roaring Gap, NC 28668
Parks & Recreation Department
5945 Lake Brandt Rd
Lake Brandt Park
Haw River Trail
Indian Valley Golf Course
1005 Indian Valley Drive
Burlington, NC 27217
Weaver Street Market
228 S Churton Street
Hillsborough NC 22278
Falls Lake Trail
Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Drive
Raleigh NC 27614
Neuse River Greenway
The Bike Guy
9745 Fonville Road
Wake Forest NC 27587
Clayton River Walk on the Neuse
2686 Covered Bridge Rd
*go south on the greenway to the river and look for the mailbox containing maps and the stamp
Buffalo Creek Greenway
Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center
600 E Booker Dairy Road
Smithfield NC 27577
200 N Center St
Goldsboro, NC 27530
USFS Croatan District Ranger Office
141 E Fisher Avenue
New Bern NC 28560
Ocracoke Preservation Society
49 Water Plant Rd, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
59200 Museum Drive
Hatteras, NC 27943
Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station Historical Site
23645 NC 12
Rodanthe NC 27968
Jockey’s Ridge State Park
300 W Carolista Drive
Nags Head NC 27959