Accessibility in State Parks
Visit the Rockefeller House at Carvers Creek! The park offers a shuttle on Tuesdays for visitors with limited mobility. Enjoy the historic home, the observation deck over the pond, and the fishing area.
Contact the park at email@example.com or by calling 910-436-4681 to learn more.
Visit the Sky Lounge at Chimney Rock! The park offers an elevator that takes visitors with limited mobility to the Sky Lounge patio level with stunning views of Chimney Rock and Lake Lure.
Discover North Carolina's history at Fort Macon! Lower portions of Fort Macon, with interpretive programs and exhibits, are wheelchair accessible.
Some exhibits and videos at the visitor center and at the fort also provide accessibility for those with hearing or vision loss.
Enjoy the beach at Fort Macon and Fort Fisher! Beach wheelchairs are free to rent at both parks, so visitors with limited mobility can enjoy the beach.
Visit Bear Island! The passenger ferry at Hammocks Beach is wheelchair accessible and shuttles visitors to Bear Island, an unspoiled barrier island with camping and day-use facilities.
Visit the top of the big dune at Jockey's Ridge!
Contact the park office at least 24 hours ahead of your visit at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 252-441-7132 to schedule a ride to the top of the dune in an all-terrain vehicle.
Visit the highest peak east of the Mississippi River on Mount Mitchell!
Contact the park office at email@example.com or by calling 828-675-4611 to schedule a trip in an all-terrain vehicle to the park's observation deck. Please contact the park several days ahead of your visit to ensure staff availability.
Accessible camping is plentiful in N.C. state parks. From camper cabins to tent or RV sites with full hook-ups, there is a spot for everyone. Find accessible camp options at the following parks:
- Carolina Beach State Park
- Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
- Crowders Mountain State Park
- Falls Lake State Recreation Area
- Goose Creek State Park
- Gorges State Park
- Hanging Rock State Park
- Jones Lake State Park
- Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
- Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
- Lake James State Park
- Lake Norman State Park
- Lumber River State Park
- Medoc Mountain State Park
- Morrow Mountain State Park
- New River State Park
- Raven Rock State Park
- Singletary Lake State Park
- South Mountains State Park
- Stone Mountain State Park
Enjoy a relaxing day catching fish. Accessible fishing piers are offered at the following parks:
Take a refreshing swim in the summer months. Accessible swimming areas are available at: