Join the North Carolina State Parks Adventure and Journey Across the State
We challenge you to visit as many North Carolina state parks as you can using your PASSPORT as a guide. Collect stamps, earn prizes and make “naturally wonderful” memories!
How it Works
STEP 1: Pick up your North Carolina State Parks Passport from any state park, recreation area or partner location. You can also request one to be mailed to you by filling out this form.
STEP 2: Visit the parks!
STEP 3: Stop by the park visitor center, office or designated location to get a stamp for your passport.
STEP 4: For every 10 parks you visit, have a park official validate your passport on the reward redemption page (page 63 on the 2017 edition).
STEP 5: Snap a picture or scan in the signed redemption page and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org to get cool prizes!
Get the most out of your Passport experience by:
- Getting social: Share photos of your adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and tag them with #ncstateparks and #ncpassport. Your photo could be featured on our website or publications.
- Collecting stickers: Attend special events at parks to receive stickers for the sticker page on your passport. See how many you can collect.
- Logging your miles: Keep track of your hiking, biking and paddling miles during your park visits by signing up for the 100-Mile Challenge at nc100miles.org.
FAQs about the Passport Program
I have the old (2016) edition of the passport. Do I need to get the new edition of the passport?
You can keep using the old edition to receive your stamps and redeem your prizes. If you would like to replace your old passport with the 2017 edition, please send an email to email@example.com to make your request and let us know which stamps you’ve earned in the old edition. We will mail you a new passport with the stamps you’ve earned.
I visited a park but was unable to get my passport stamp while I was there. How can I get one now?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a stamp (sticker) to be mailed to you. Please include your full name, mailing address, what parks you need and how many stickers. You may be asked to provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Do you have a Kids Passport Program?
The current program is suitable for all ages.
Is there an end date to the Passport Program?
Currently, there is no end date to the program. You can take as long as you need to make your way to all the parks! Starting in July 1, 2017, there is an Amazing Adventure Challenge that rewards participants who visit all the parks within one year. Learn more here.
I need a large quantity of passports for my scout troop, hiking group, church, classroom, etc. How can I request one?
Please email us at email@example.com with your name, mailing address and what the passports will be used for, as well as the quantity that you need.
What are the prizes?