Haw River State Park holds the key to many of nature's best-kept secrets. Unlock the door to nature's classroom and watch the mysteries begin to unfold. State park staff are eager to guide visitors on exciting explorations to uncover fascinating natural surroundings and make great discoveries about the world in which we live. Bring our state's rich natural and cultural heritage alive; embark on a learning adventure at Haw River State Park and discover the wonders of the river wetlands.

The Summit Environmental Education Center at Haw River State Park is an outdoor environmental education center that specializes in overnight field trips for school, scout or other groups of all ages. All courses and activities are designed to meet or exceed state and national standards for curriculum. Our courses are flexible and can be tailored to meet specific needs of teachers or group leaders.