Raven Rock State Park

Trails Status

Hiking trails


Bike Trails


Bridle Trails


About the Park

Map of North Carolina with a star indicating the location of Raven Rock State Park

Located in Harnett County 40 miles southwest of Raleigh, Raven Rock State Park boasts the namesake 150-foot crystalline structure that overlooks the Cape Fear River. The trails along the bluffs that lead to the rock are dotted with beautiful wildflowers, including mountain laurel. Alternate hikes towards the river reward visitors with landmarks like Lanier Rapids, Fish Traps Rapids, and the remains of the Northington Lock and Dam. Other accesses offer bridle trails, bike trails, and a campground with RV camping and camper cabins. 


  • Camper cabins
  • Tent sites (including backpacking sites and paddle-in sites)
  • Trailer and RV sites (some with electric, water, and sewer hookups)
  • Firewood
  • Bathhouse


  • Hiking (26 miles)
  • Biking (13.5 miles)
  • Horseback riding (8 miles)
  • Paddling
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking


  • Amphitheater
  • Auditorium and classroom
  • Picnic shelter
  • Visitor center and exhibits
  • Horse trailer parking

Plan Your Visit

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3009 Raven Rock Road, Lillington, NC 27546

GPS: 35.4597, -78.9127

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27546 Lillington, NC


814 Moccasin Branch Road, Lillington, NC 27546

GPS: 35.4549, -78.9081

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27546 Lillington, NC

Park Hours

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January 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
July 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
September 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Open daily, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo Gallery

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Top: Base of Raven Rock, C. Peek

Gallery: Overlook, J. Davidson  |  Lanier Rapids, C. Peek  |  Cedar Rock, J. Davidson  |  Avents Creek in the fall, J. Summers  |  Fish Traps, C. Peek