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Stone's Creek at the Pleasant Green access of Eno River State Park

Eno River State Park – Pleasant Green Access

Location: Orange County, 9 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: paddling access, Stone's Creek, quarry, western portion of Mountains-to-Sea State Trail through the park

4770 Pleasant Green Road
Durham, NC 27705
Remnants of the old Durham Pump Station at the Pump Station Access of Eno River State Park

Eno River State Park – Pump Station 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: foundations of Durham's first water pumping station, Nancy Rhodes Creek, Fish Dam Island, and Gebel Rock

4023 Rivermont Road
Durham, NC 27712
Shoreline at B.W. Wells access at Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Falls Lake State Recreation Area – B.W. Wells Group Campround

Location: Wake County, 22 miles north of downtown Raleigh

At the park, you can find: 12,000-acre Falls Lake reservoir and monarch butterflies in the spring and fall

Highlights at this access: hike-in group camping; campers-only hiking trails and boat ramp

1630 Bent Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
A bicyclist reads the sign at an intersection on the mountain bike trails at Beaverdam access at Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Beaverdam Access

Location: Wake County, 20 miles north of downtown Raleigh

At the park, you can find: 12,000-acre Falls Lake reservoir and monarch butterflies in the spring and fall

Highlights at this access: mountain bike trails; accessible fishing and swim beach; non-gas boating on Beaverdam Lake; easy hiking trails

14600 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Boat ramp into a foggy lake at Highway 50 access at Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Highway 50 Access

Location: Wake County, 19 miles north of downtown Raleigh

At the park, you can find: 12,000-acre Falls Lake reservoir and monarch butterflies in the spring and fall

Highlights at this access: boat ramp; picnic area; dam that divides Beaverdam Lake and Falls Lake

13900 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Smoky haze at sunset over Holly Point access at Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Holly Point Campground

Location: Wake County, 18 miles north of Raleigh

At the park, you can find: 12,000-acre Falls Lake reservoir and monarch butterflies in the spring and fall

Highlights at this access: tent, trailer and RV camping; campers-only boat ramp, swim beach and hiking trail

14424 New Light Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Two white-tailed deer seen at Rolling View access at Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Rolling View Access

Location: Durham County, 12 miles east of downtown Durham

At the park, you can find: 12,000-acre Falls Lake reservoir and monarch butterflies in the spring and fall

Highlights at this access: tent, trailer, and RV camping; community building; accessible swim beach and fishing pier; nearby privately owned Rolling View Marina

4201 Baptist Road
Durham, NC 27703
Sunset at Sandling Beach access at Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Sandling Beach Access

Location: Wake County, 20 miles north of downtown Raleigh

At the park, you can find: 12,000-acre Falls Lake reservoir and monarch butterflies in the spring and fall

Highlights at this access: seasonal access; accessible swim beach; several picnic areas and shelters; hiking trails

14601 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Sun shining through the trees at Shinleaf access at Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Shinleaf Campground

Location: Wake County, 17 miles north of downtown Raleigh

At the park, you can find: 12,000-acre Falls Lake reservoir and monarch butterflies in the spring and fall

Highlights at this access: backpack camping with access to Falls Lake Trail (Mountains-to-Sea State Trail); drive-in group camping

13708 New Light Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Fishing dock with a view of the lake, located behind the visitor center at Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Visitor Center

Location: Wake County, 18 miles north of downtown Raleigh

At the park, you can find: 12,000-acre Falls Lake reservoir and monarch butterflies in the spring and fall

Highlights at this access: visitor center; fishing dock; Mountains-to-Sea State Trail

13304 Creedmoor Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Boardwalk through the swamp marsh on the Basin Trail at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Location: New Hanover County, 18 miles south of Wilmington

You can find: loggerhead sea turtles, salt marsh, and an observation deck with views of Zeke's Island

Highlights: four-wheel-drive beach; surf fishing; 24-hour pedestrian beach access; nearby boat ramp

1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
Flag and cannon on the fort at Fort Macon State Park

Fort Macon State Park

Location: Carteret County, 39 miles southeast of New Bern

You can find: a restored 19th century-era fort, diverse barrier island habitat, and birds such as the painted bunting

Highlights: daily tours; cannon and musket demonstrations; exhibits; beach access

2303 E. Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
A live oak tree with branches hanging over the water at the beach at Goose Creek State Park

Goose Creek State Park

Location: Beaufort County, 34 miles southeast of Greenville

You can find: a large live oak tree with branches hanging over the Pamlico River, great blue herons, and green tree frogs

Highlights: Pamlico River and Goose Creek; full hook-up RV camping; camper cabins; swamp boardwalk; butterfly garden

2190 Camp Leach Road
Washington, NC 27889
Bridge on Canebreak Trail / Foothills Trail at Gorges State Park

Gorges State Park – Frozen Creek Access

Location: Transylvania County, near the NC/SC/GA tripoint

At this park, you can find: 26 remote waterfalls and over 8,000 acres of temperate rainforest that host extraordinary biodiversity

Highlights at this access: free backcountry camping; multiuse trails; access to the Foothills Trail and Lake Jocassee

Frozen Creek Road
Brevard, NC 28712
The visitor center deck at Gorges State Park

Gorges State Park – Grassy Ridge Access

Location: Transylvania County, near the NC/SC/GA tripoint

At this park, you can find: 26 remote waterfalls and over 8,000 acres of temperate rainforest that host extraordinary biodiversity

Highlights at this access: Upper Bearwallow Falls; Rainbow Falls Trail into Pisgah National Forest; visitor center

976 Grassy Ridge Road
Sapphire, NC 28774