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Canal Bridge Boat Ramp at Lake James State Park

Lake James State Park – Canal Bridge Boat Ramp

Location: Burke County, 50 miles east of Asheville

At the park, you can find: Lake James and its resident bald eagles

Highlights at this access: 24-hour boat ramp; easy put-in access to paddle-in campsites (reservations required) on Long Arm peninsula

9182 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761
Park office in the winter at the Catawba River access of Lake James State Park

Lake James State Park – Catawba River Access

Location: McDowell County, 50 miles east of Asheville

At the park, you can find: Lake James and its resident bald eagles

Highlights at this access: Sandy Cliff and Lake Channel overlooks; walk-in backpack camping; large group rental that includes picnic shelter and swimming area

2785 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761
Hidden Cove boat ramp at Lake James State Park

Lake James State Park – Hidden Cove Boat Ramp

Location: McDowell County, 50 miles east of Asheville

At the park, you can find: Lake James and its resident bald eagles

Highlights at this access: boat ramp

3381 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761
Young child and parent biking on the trails at the Paddy's Creek access of Lake James State Park

Lake James State Park – Paddy's Creek Access

Location: Burke County, 50 miles east of Asheville

At the park, you can find: Lake James and its resident bald eagles

Highlights at this access: wooden bridge; bike trails; swim beach; boat rentals; drive-in camping; paddle-in camping to Long Arm peninsula; access to Fonta Flora and Overmountain Victory state trails

7321 N.C. 126
Nebo, NC 28761
Facilities at Lake Norman State Park, as seen from across the lake

Lake Norman State Park

Location: Iredell County, 39 miles north of Charlotte

You can find: largest manmade lake in N.C. with 520 miles of shoreline, and the great blue heron

Highlights: mountain bike and accessible hiking trails; boat rentals; swim beach; boat ramp; cabins; full-hookup RV camping; community building

759 State Park Road
Troutman, NC 28166
Boardwalk at Lake Waccamaw State Park

Lake Waccamaw State Park

Location: Columbus County, 40 miles west of Wilmington

You can find: Waccamaw Dam, the headwaters for the 150-mile river; the American alligator; and the Venus flytrap

Highlights: lakeside hiking; boat ramps and boardwalks to provide access to the 52 species of fish and numerous endemic animals in the lake

1866 State Park Drive
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
Chalk Banks access of Lumber River State Park

Lumber River State Park – Chalk Banks Access

Location: Scotland County, 32 miles southeast of Fayetteville

At the park, you can find: blackwater river, bald cypress trees in the swamp forest, and the eastern box turtle

Highlights at this access: long hiking trail; drive-in tent camping; paddle-in camping; picnic area; boat ramp

26040 Raeford Road
Wagram, NC 28396
Sunny day at the Princess Ann access of Lumber River State Park

Lumber River State Park – Princess Ann Access

Location: Robeson County, 54 miles south of Fayetteville

At the park, you can find: blackwater river, bald cypress trees in the swamp forest, and the belted kingfisher

Highlights at this access: Griffin's Whirl; access to paddle-in camping; walk-in group camping with overflow area; boat ramp; picnic shelter

2819 Princess Ann Road
Orrum, NC 28369
Mayo Beach at the Anglin Mill access at Mayo River State Park

Mayo River State Park – Anglin Mill Access

Location: Rockingham County, 46 miles north of Greensboro

At the park, you can find: the Mayo River and the great blue heron

Highlights at this access: Mayo Beach; Boiling Hole; no restrooms

 

108 Mayo Beach Road
Stoneville, NC 27048
Fall Creek Falls at the Deshazo Mill access of Mayo River State Park

Mayo River State Park – Deshazo Mill Access

Location: Rockingham County, 46 miles north of Greensboro

At the park, you can find: the Mayo River and the great blue heron

Highlights at this access: Fall Creek Falls, riverside hiking trail, picnic area, no restrooms at this access at this time

 

628 Deshazo Mill Road
Stoneville, NC 27048
The river at the Hickory Creek access of Mayo River State Park

Mayo River State Park – Hickory Creek Access

Location: Rockingham County, 45 miles north of Greensboro

At the park, you can find: the Mayo River and the great blue heron

Highlights at this access: Hickory Creek; fishing; hiking

 

431 Tyne Road
Stoneville, NC 27048
The picnic shelter at the Mayo Mountain access of Mayo River State Park

Mayo River State Park – Mayo Mountain Access

Location: Rockingham County, 38 miles north of Greensboro

At the park, you can find: the Mayo River and the great blue heron

Highlights at this access: park office, large picnic shelter, fishing pond, hiking trails, group camping, closes at 5 p.m.

 

500 Old Mayo Park Road
Mayodan, NC 27027
The river at the Mayodan access of Mayo River State Park

Mayo River State Park – Mayodan Access

Location: Rockingham County, 35 miles north of Greensboro

At the park, you can find: the Mayo River and the great blue heron

Highlights at this access: fishing; paddling into the Dan River

N.C. 135 at Cedar Mountain Road
Mayodan, NC 27027
Tree and field in front of the visitor center at Medoc Mountain State Park

Medoc Mountain State Park

Location: Halifax County, 61 miles northeast of Raleigh

You can find: Lewis' heartleaf, rhododendron, pyrite minerals, and the Neuse River waterdog

Highlights: hiking trails, bike trails, and bridle trails; primitive equestrian camping; fishing and paddling on one of the region's cleanest streams

1541 Medoc State Park Road
Hollister, NC 27844
The swamp at Merchants Millpond State Park

Merchants Millpond State Park

Location: Gates County, 10 miles south of the northeast border with Virginia

You can find: millpond more than 200 years old and the American alligator at the northernmost point of its range

Highlights: many types of camping; Lassiter Swamp; boat rentals; paddling trails

176 Millpond Road
Gatesville, NC 27938