Trails and boat ramps are open. The swimming pier remains CLOSED.
The park office is open with limited access. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter.
Night photography is permitted with a Special Activity Permit. The picnic shelter is available for rental. Contact phone numbers are posted.
All campsites are open, including group campsites. You must book a campsite through the reservations website or by calling 1-877-722-6762.
Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.Last updated on: Monday, October 5, 2020
Contact the park
2252 Lake Shore Road
Creswell, NC 27928
GPS: 35.7889, -76.4038
- November to February:
8:00am to 6:00pm
- March to May:
8:00am to 8:00pm
- June to August:
8:00am to 9:00pm
- September to October
8:00am to 8:00pm
- Closed Christmas Day
- Open Monday to Friday:
8:30am to 6:00pm
- Closed state holidays
There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.
Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity Permit application or obtain one from the park office.
Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.
A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.