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The view from the overlook at Raven Rock State Park
Current Status of Park Facilities As of Monday, June 20th, 2022   

**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. Primitive backback campers must arrive before 7:00 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.

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 recommended 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.

 Last updated on: Monday, June 20, 2022

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

All backpack 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) with no water or electric.  

 Last updated on: Monday, March 21, 2022

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

814 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
     

 

 

 

Raven Rock State Park

The Cape Fear River is the frequent hiking destination for visitors entering Raven Rock State Park, whether it’s Lanier Falls, the Fish Traps rapids, or the massive Raven Rock, an ageless landmark for river travelers. Along the way, hikers will experience steep terrain, mountain laurel and rhododendron thickets, and tumbling creeks. The park offers primitive backcountry camping areas for families and paddlers; all supplies must be carried in, but the solitude is worth the effort. A separate equestrian area on the river’s north bank offers extensive trails and a large parking area. Frequent interpretive programs complement museum-quality exhibits in the visitor center exploring the Cape Fear region’s cultural and natural history.
 


Reservations
 

Find and book a campsite or facility online

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


Notices and alerts
 

Campground hosts needed

Raven Rock State Park is looking for campground hosts for 2022 and beyond. Please contact Ranger D. Carroll at 910-893-4888 ext. 102 or at david.carroll@ncparks.gov for any questions and more information. Use this application link to download, fill out, and print the application form to attach to your email.

 

Picnic shelter reservations

If you plan to reserve the picnic shelter on a Saturday or Sunday, please be advised that a shelter reservation does not guarantee parking spaces for your group. There is often a line to enter the park on weekends, requiring a wait time of up to an hour and a half. Visitors will not be allowed to skip the parking line, even if they are attending an event with shelter reservations.

 


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27546 Lillington, NC