Weekend delays: William B. Umstead has been routinely reaching full parking capacity on weekends and visitors must wait for one vehicle leaves before the next vehicle may enter. Please be prepared by arriving early morning and late afternoon, and have a backup plan if the park is full when you arrive. Weekdays are the best time to visit to avoid parking closures and crowds.
There are no water fountains available. Please Bring WATER!
The visitor center is open. To enter the visitor center you MUST wear a mask, and there is a maximum of 6 people inside at all times. The museum inside the visitor centr remains closed. Park maps are availabe outside to the right of the front doors.
Crabtree shelter #2 is open daily.
Youth Tent Camp is open only on Friday and Saturday, and there is a two-night minimum to rent.
To make reservations for any of our facilities, you must book it online or by calling 1-877-722-6762.
Camp Lapihio, Camp Crabtree, Sycamore Cabins, Reedy Creek Shelters 1 & 2, and Crabtree Shelter 1 and Maple Hill Lodge all remain CLOSED.
There will also be NO BOAT RENTALS until further notice.
Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3. North Carolina Executive Order 180 is currently in effect.
Last updated on: Monday, January 4, 2021