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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 are open. 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.


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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?

 


10 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.

 

 

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.

 

Additional questions? Concerns?

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