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American Beech Trail (Kids TRACK Trail)

The view from the overlook at Raven Rock State Park
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Park is temporarily closed due to capacity    

As of 11:00 am on Sunday, October 24, Raven Rock State Park is at full capacity. Visitors will need to wait in line to get into the park or plan to visit another day. Thank you for your patience.

 Last updated on: Sunday, October 24, 2021

Current Status of Park Facilities As of Monday, October 22nd, 2021   

**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 6:30 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.

 Last updated on: Friday, October 22, 2021


All backpack campers must arrive at park no later than 6:30 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, October 18, 2021

American Beech Trail (Kids TRACK Trail)

American Beech Trail at Raven Rock State Park

This short hike is great for kids and adults alike. There is a self-guided hike along this trail that features various points of interest. Walk along the headwaters of Little Creek and explore the banks for water bugs and reptiles. Be on the lookout for woodpeckers and box turtles along the trail!

Kids in Parks is a nationwide network of family-friendly outdoor adventures called TRACK Trails. Each TRACK Trail features self-guided brochures and signs that turn your visit into a fun and exciting outdoors experience. Learn more about TRACK Trails on the Kids in Parks website »

Trail Location: 
To the right of the picnic shelter at the day-use parking lot
Trail Length: 
0.50 miles
Trail Type: 
Trail Difficulty: 
easy hike
Trail Use: 
Discovery/Interpretive Trail
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
white circles
Bridle trails:


Bike trails:


Map of North Carolina – Raven Rock State Park

Contact the park



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



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