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The view from the overlook at Raven Rock State Park
Current Status of Park Facilities   

All park facilities are open as of November 23th: 

Parking areas fill up to capacity each weekend day.  Please plan your trip accordingly or come on a weekday.  

Reservations are required for all camping; no walk-ups permitted. You can make a reservation online or by calling Aspira at 1-877-722-6762. Campers must arrive before 6 p.m. on the day of your reservation. You must check in with a park ranger prior to going to your site. Information regarding camping will be given to registered campers upon reservation.

A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center.

Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines throughout the park, regardless of the behavior of others. Bring a mask or face covering even if you are planning to only be outside; they are required to be worn when you cannot stay 6 feet away from park staff or other visitors. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

**ALERT** Fish Traps Trail has experienced heavy erosion in areas from recent rainfall and flooding. Use caution while hiking this trail. The end of the trail is closed due to severe erosion. DO NOT cross barricades or enter closed areas.

 Last updated on: Monday, November 23, 2020

***BACKPACK CAMPERS MUST CHECK IN BY 6:00 PM***   

All backpack campers must arrive at park no later than 6:00 pm for day of reservation.
Reservations must be made before arriving to the park.  Walk-ins are not accepted at this time.

The Canoe Campsites and Family Wilderness Campsites are primitive backpack sites only (2 miles or 2.5 miles from parking areas).  

 Last updated on: Friday, September 18, 2020

Bridle trails:

OPEN TODAY

Bike trails:

OPEN TODAY


Map of North Carolina – Raven Rock State Park


Contact the park
 

910-893-4888

raven.rock@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Visitor center

3009 Raven Rock Road
Lillington, NC 27546

GPS: 35.4597, -78.9127

 

Moccasin Branch access

778 Moccasin Branch Road
Lillington, NC 27546

GPS: 35.4549, -78.9081
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • March to May:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Camping


Reservations
 

 Find and book a campsite or facility online

 Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762
 


Available camping facilities
 

► Moccasin Branch Campground: Tent, trailer and RV camping

The new Moccasin Branch Campground at Raven Rock State Park is located at 814 Moccasin Branch Road, just prior to the main entrance to the park. This campground offers new opportunities to camp at Raven Rock.

The campground has a bathhouse with toilets and hot showers available to all campers. There are also potable water spigots and trash and recycling bins around the campground loop for campers to use. Firewood is available for purchase at the campground ($5, cash only).

Nine RV sites (sites 11 to 18 and 22) offer full hook-ups with 50 amp, 30 amp, and a 20 amp outlet for all RV needs, as well as full water and sewer. Long driveways can accommodate RVs of all sizes. Each site has a tent pad, a campfire ring with a grill, a picnic table, and a lantern hook. Site 22 is wheelchair accessible.

Fifteen additional sites (sites 1 to 10; 19 to 21; and 23 to 24) provide a "drive-to" experience for tent and trailer campers. These sites each have a tent pad (25 feet x 25 feet) that includes space for two large tents, along with a fire ring, a picnic table, and a lantern hook. These sites do not have RV hookups.

Please go straight to the campground and to your site when you arrive. Staff will come around to check you in.

 

► Moccasin Branch Campground: Camper cabins

Six rustic camper cabins offer the opportunity to get away from it all. 

Each cabin can accommodate up to six people; one bedroom has a queen bed (sleeps two) and the other room sleeps four with two sets of twin-sized bunk beds.

Campers must bring their own pillows and sleeping bags or linens, as these are not provided. The cabins have electric outlets and a heating and air-conditioning unit. There are no restrooms inside the cabin, and campers must use the nearby bathhouse and water spigots. A tent pad with a picnic table, a fire ring, a charcoal grill, two Adirondack chairs, and a lantern hook is provided at each cabin.

Cabin 3 is wheelchair accessible.

Smoking, cooking, and open flames are not permitted inside any of the cabins. Pets are not allowed in the cabins, with the exception of service animals. Each cabin has parking space for two vehicles only.

There is a two-night minimum for a camper cabin rental.

 

► Backpack camping

Raven Rock also offers a primitive backpacking experience at the park's main access.

At the Family Wilderness Camp, there are five campsites just off of the Campbell Creek Loop Trail, approximately 2.5 miles from the parking lot and 0.5 mile from the river. The maximum number of campers for each site is six.

Backpackers can also utilize the canoe camp, located beside the river off of the Little Creek Loop Trail, in a low-lying area. The camping area is a 1.7-mile hike in from the park office. There are six campsites, each accommodating up to six campers.

All supplies, including water, must be packed to the sites. Neither the Family Wildness nor Canoe Camp is accessible by vehicle. Before camping, please check in and register your vehicle at the visitor center.

Both camping areas offer a vault toilet, and all sites include a fire ring with a grill.

 

► Paddle-in camping

Adventurers can paddle down the Cape Fear River Canoe Trail and spend a restful evening at Raven Rock's Canoe Camp.

There are six campsites, each accommodating up to six campers. This camping area offers a vault toilet, and all sites include a fire ring with a grill.

There is no kayak or canoe launch inside Raven Rock State Park. Please make a reservation prior to starting any paddling trip to assure that there is camping available.

 


Important information
 

Check-in and check-out times

Check-in at Raven Rock State Park is 3 p.m. and check-out is at 12 p.m.

Backpack campers must check in with park staff at the main access no later than 6 p.m. on the day of their reservation.

Campers at the Moccasin Branch campground can proceed directly to the campground at 814 Moccasin Branch Road upon arriving and set up at their campsite. Staff will come around to check you in.

Some parks can accommodate early check-in or late check-out, depending on the reservation schedule and site availability. Please contact the park to make such arrangements: raven.rock@ncparks.gov or 910-893-4888.
 

Amenities

Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to see photos of campsites; check availability and fees; find out whether a specific site is wheelchair accessible, has access to water, bathhouses or pit toilets, or has RV hookups; and learn other important information.
 

Gate access

Park gates are closed and locked at posted closing times for your protection. There will be no exiting or entering the gates after the closing time. All visitors who are not spending the night need to be out by closing time.

If you leave the park and do not return before closing time, you will not be able to re-enter. Check with the park during office hours for the after-hours emergency phone number.

 

Changes and cancellations

You can now cancel reservations online by logging into your account on the reservations website. Please note that there is a $6 fee per night to cancel a reservation. The fees will be deducted from your refund.

If you need to make changes to your reservation, please call the reservations number at 1-877-722-6762. You cannot switch dates, campsites, or parks using your account online — you will be charged the cancellation fees, even if you book a new site.

In the event of a closure for a campsite, campground or the entire park, you will be contacted automatically by the reservations system to cancel or change your reservation. You will receive a full refund for cancellations due to park closures.
 


Camping rates per night
 

Campsite type

Price per night

Year-round

RV campsite
with electric, water
and sewer hookups

$36

Tent/trailer campsite

at Moccasin Branch

$26

Primitive tent campsite

backpack and paddle-in
sites at main access

$15

Camper cabin*

$58

 

all rates listed above include $3 reservation fee

*Camper cabins require a two-night minimum stay.