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Venus flytrap at Carolina Beach State Park

Carolina Beach State Park

Location: New Hanover County, 12 miles south of Wilmington

You can find: Sugarloaf Dune, Venus flytraps, brown pelicans, and river otters

Highlights: full-service marina; full-hookup RV camping; easy trails; boating and fishing on Intracoastal Waterway and Cape Fear River

1010 State Park Road
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
The millpond and the Rockefeller house at Long Valley Farm access at Carvers Creek State Park

Carvers Creek State Park – Long Valley Farm Access

Location: Cumberland County, 13 miles northwest of Fayetteville

At the park, you can find: longleaf pine trees, red-cockaded woodpeckers and Pine Barrens tree frogs

Highlights at this access: the Rockefeller House; serene trails; fishing at the millpond; historic structures

2505 Long Valley Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390
One of the trails at Carvers Creek State Park's Sandhills access

Carvers Creek State Park – Sandhills Access

Location: Cumberland County, 10 miles north of Fayetteville

At the park, you can find: longleaf pine trees, red-cockaded woodpeckers, and Pine Barrens tree frogs

Highlights at this access: hiking, biking or horseback riding through longleaf pine forests; fishing at Carvers Creek and ponds

995 McCloskey Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311
Chimney Rock with Lake Lure in the background at Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park – Chimney Rock Access

Location: Rutherford County, 25 miles southeast of Asheville

At the park, you can find: peregrine falcons, rock gnome lichen, green salamanders, lampshade spiders, and white irisette

Highlights at this access: the Chimney; elevator inside a mountain; Hickory Nut Falls; scenic views along strenuous trails; paid admission

743 Chimney Rock Park Road
Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Eagle Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park – Eagle Rock Access

Location: Buncombe County, 28 miles southeast of Asheville

At the park, you can find: peregrine falcons, rock gnome lichen, green salamanders, lampshade spiders and white irisette

Highlights at this access: Eagle Rock; overlook outcropping; hiking and biking through rugged mountain terrain; rock climbing; free limited parking

1911 Shumont Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Rumbling Bald Mountain at Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park – Rumbling Bald Access

Location: Rutherford County, 27 miles southeast of Asheville

At the park, you can find: peregrine falcons, rock gnome lichen, green salamanders, lampshade spiders, and white irisette

Highlights at this access: hiking through large boulder fields; bouldering and rock climbing; Rumbling Bald Mountain; free access

827 Boys Camp Road
Lake Lure, NC 28746
The layered cliffs at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Location: Wayne County, 15 miles southeast of Goldsboro

You can find: the 90-foot bluffs rising above the Neuse River and eastern fox squirrels

Highlights: hiking through longleaf restoration areas and along creeks; swimming lake with boat rentals; full hook-up RV camping; paddling on the Neuse River

240 Park Entrance Road
Seven Springs, NC 28578
A huge boulder at the Boulders access of Crowders Mountain State Park

Crowders Mountain State Park – Boulders Access

Location: Cleveland County, 38 miles west of Charlotte

At the park, you can find: a wide variety of bird species from small songbirds to red-tailed hawks and turkey vultures

Highlights at this access: long hikes; bouldering; connects to Kings Mountain State Park and Kings Mountain National Military Park

108 Vandyke Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
View from the overlook at Crowders Mountain at the Linwood access of Crowders Mountain State Park

Crowders Mountain State Park – Linwood Access

Location: Gaston County, 30 miles west of Charlotte

At the park, you can find: a wide variety of bird species from small songbirds to red-tailed hawks and turkey vultures

Highlights at this access: Crowders Mountain overlook; steep, challenging hikes; scenic views; rock climbing

4611 Linwood Road
Gastonia, NC 28086
Beautiful autumn leaf colors at the lake at Sparrow Spring Access at Crowders Mountain State Park

Crowders Mountain State Park – Sparrow Springs Access

Location: Gaston County, 32 miles west of Charlotte

At the park, you can find: a wide variety of bird species from small songbirds to red-tailed hawks and turkey vultures

Highlights at this access: the Pinnacle overlook; easy to strenuous hikes; lake; visitor center; backpack camping

522 Park Office Lane
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
The visitor center at Dismal Swamp State Park and the canal

Dismal Swamp State Park

Location: Camden County, at North Carolina's northeast border with Virginia

You can find: the Great Dismal Swamp and Canal, Atlantic white cedar trees, Hessel's hairstreak

Highlights: flat, easy trails for hiking and biking; bike rentals; unique swamp environment

2294 U.S. 17 N.
South Mills, NC 27976
Mountain at Elk Knob State Park viewed from a distance

Elk Knob State Park

Location: Watauga County, 11 miles north of Boone

You can find: Gray's lily, trailing wolfsbane, large purple-fringed orchid, and flame azalea

Highlights: the summit, offering views from one of the highest peaks in the high country; cross country skiing and snowshoeing on ungroomed trail; backpack and zone camping

5564 Meat Camp Road
Todd, NC 28684
Rocky portion of Eno River at Cabelands access of Eno River State Park

Eno River State Park – Cabe Lands Access

Location: Orange County, 8 miles northwest of downtown Durham

At the park, you can find: a shallow, rocky river corridor combined with upland forests; the endangered Carolina madtom

Highlights at this access: remnants of the old Cabe Mill, quarry, rocky area of the river

4950 Howe St.
Durham, NC 27705
The river at the Cole Mill access of Eno River State Park

Eno River State Park – Cole Mill Access

Location: Durham County, 8 miles northwest of downtown Durham

At the park, you can find: a shallow, rocky river corridor combined with upland forests; the endangered Carolina madtom

Highlights at this access: Bobbitt Hole; Pea Creek; backpack camping; picnic areas; paddling access

4390 Old Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27712
A man crosses the pedestrian swinging bridge over the river at the Fews Ford access of Eno River State Park

Eno River State Park – Fews Ford Access

Location: Orange County, 11 miles northwest of downtown Durham

At the park, you can find: a shallow, rocky river corridor combined with upland forests; the endangered Carolina madtom

Highlights at this access: the Cascades; swinging bridge; Piper-Cox House; backpack and group camping; park office

6101 Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27705