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Map of North Carolina – Singletary Lake State Park

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Park office

6707 N.C. 53 E.
Kelly, NC 28448

GPS: 34.5831, -78.4496


  • Year-round:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Public access is limited to hiking, fishing, and private watercraft. Swimming is available for group campers only.





Group camping

Singletary Lake State Park has two organized group camps available to nonprofit organizations. The camps provide a unique camping experience, creating the perfect setting in which to interpret natural surroundings and to unite in work and play. At least 20 people must be in the group, and the group must also be part of a verifiable organization.

Camp Ipecac, built by the Resettlement Administration, houses 84 people and is open April through October. The camp was named for Carolina ipecac, a herb common in the region's sandy soil. Extract taken from the herb's dried roots is used for medicinal purposes.

Camp Loblolly Bay houses 48 people and is open year-round. The camp was named for the loblolly, a medium-sized evergreen that produces white blooms in summer.

Both camps are accessible for persons with disabilities and include a mess hall, campers' cabins and restrooms. All amenities are provided for campers except for food, cleaning supplies and bed linens. A basketball goal, volleyball net, horseshoe pit, group-sized charcoal grill and picnic tables are located near the cabins. A campfire circle in each camp offers the perfect setting for an evening of fellowship and marshmallow roasting.

Use of the group camps is by reservation only. Reservations are accepted after January 1 of each year for the spring, summer and fall. Reservations for Camp Loblolly Bay for use during the months of January and February may be made after September 1 of the previous year. For additional reservation and fee information, contact the park office.

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      Group Camp
Application and
Facility Guidelines
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Family cabin camping

Singletary Lake State Park now offers the Canebrake Family Cabin to the general public. The cabin includes a kitchen, one full bath and three bedrooms, sleeping four people per bedroom (12 people total). The cabin rental also includes a fire ring, group-sized charcoal grill and a picnic table and is located adjacent to the park's 500-foot pier.

The family cabin may be reserved in advance for entire weekly periods, running Sunday to Saturday. It is available year-round. Reservations are accepted after January 1 of each year. In the event that the cabin is not reserved, the cabin may be rented on a first-come, first-served basis. When a reservation has not been made, the cabin must be rented before 5 p.m. at the park office.

The park does not offer tent camping.

Click here for a video that includes footage of our cabins and site. (Starts around 2:27 in video)

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      Family Cabin
Application and
Facility Guidelines
Download (.pdf)



NOTE – Gate access for campers:

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. For questions concerning operations, contact the park office during business hours at 910-669-2928.