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The view from the overlook at Raven Rock State Park
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Status of park facilities as of August 3rd   

Raven Rock State Park's main access, at 3009 Raven Rock Road, is open from 7:00am to 9:00pm.  With high volumes of visitors, there maybe limited parking and long wait times. Be mindful of the time you arrive and when the park closes. The gates will lock at 9:00pm. The restroom will close at 5:30pm.

The Mountain Laurel Bicycle Loops remains closed to all users.

Primitive backpack camping at the Canoe Camp and Family Wilderness Camp is open by reservation only. Walk-in reservations are not being accepted at this time. Campers must arrive before 7:00 pm day of 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.

Please note: The visitor center, most restrooms, all picnic areas, and water fountains remain closed, so please be prepared and bring your own water.

Social distancing rules are in effect and will be enforced. Please put space between you and others.

 Last updated on: Monday, August 3, 2020

Park at Capacity by 9:30 a.m. on Weekends   

The park now routinely reaches capacity by 9:30 a.m. on weekends. If you do not arrive by this time, you are not likely to get a parking spot until the afternoon.  

 Last updated on: Friday, July 31, 2020

***CAMPERS MUST CHECK IN BY 7:00 PM***   

All campers must arrive at park no later than 7:00 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: Saturday, July 4, 2020

Bridle trails:

OPEN TODAY

Bike trails:

CLOSED 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

**ACCESS CLOSED**

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
     

 

 

 

Area information

Raven Rock State Park is located in Harnett County, nine miles west of Lillington and twenty miles east of Sanford off US 421. For bridle trail directions please see below.

From the junction of US 1 and US 421, follow US 421 South. Turn left onto Raven Rock Road, and follow it for three miles to the park.

From I-40, take I-95 to US 421. Travel north on US 421. After passing through Lillington, turn right onto Raven Rock Road and follow it for three miles to the park entrance.

Directions to Bridle Trails

Raven Rock State Park's bridle trails are located on the north side of the Cape Fear River; separate from the main entrance to Raven Rock State Park.

From the Fayetteville area, travel north on Hwy 401 or Hwy 210. Go through Lillington and pass over the Cape Fear River. Turn left onto Hwy 401/West Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Travel 3.3 miles and turn left onto Christian Light Road. Travel 3.7 miles and turn left onto River Road. The bridle trails entrance is less than a half mile on the left.

From the Fuquay Varina area, traveling towards Lillington on Hwy 401/West Cornelius Harnett Blvd, turn right onto Christian Light Road. Travel 3.7 miles and turn left onto River Road. The bridle trails entrance is less than a half mile on the left.

From the Angier area, traveling towards Lillington on Hwy 210, turn right onto Hwy 401/West Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Travel 3.3 miles and turn left onto Christian Light Road. Travel 3.7 miles and turn left onto River Road. The bridle trails entrance is less than a half mile on the left.

From the Dunn area, traveling via US 421 north into Lillington, stay straight onto Hwy 401/West Cornelius Harnett Blvd at the intersection located beside McDonald's. Travel 3.3 miles and turn left onto Christian Light Road. Travel 3.7 miles and turn left onto River Road. The bridle trails entrance is less than a half mile on the left.

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