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Carvers Creek State Park
Long Valley Farm Access area off East Manchester Road in Spring Lake, NC is Open as the Park's Interim Development is complete.
Interim facilities include 1.75 round-trip miles of hiking trails, including a half-mile, one-way hike to fish at the millpond and observation deck, view the historic Rockefeller house, spring house, pavilion and other historic structures. Several picnic sites have been put into place, and a ranger contact station is open to the public seven days a week from 8:00am to 5:00pm or longer if staffing allows. The park phone number is (910) 436-4681.
update on: 2015-02-27 11:18:28

Chimney Rock State Park
CLOSURE ALERT: Chimney Rock Access Closed February 27 / Climbing Permits Required at Rumbling Bald Access / CLOSURE ALERT: Chimney Rock Access Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays Through March 7
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will be closed on FEBRUARY 27. Heavy snow and ice accumulation have made conditions unsafe within the attraction area. The Chimney Rock access will reopen when conditions improve.
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A new climbing policy at the Rumbling Bald Access has been put into place. All climbers must fill out a free climbing permit before bouldering or rock climbing. Permits are available at the parking lot kiosk.

Organized groups of climbers must register at least two weeks in advance by submitting a Special Activity Permit application to the park superintendent.
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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will be closed each Wednesday and Thursday from January 7 through March 7. This will give the park the opportunity to upgrade facilities and perform annual maintenance. The Rumbling Bald Climbing Access will remain open seven days a week.
update on: 2015-02-27 09:13:59

Crowders Mountain State Park
ALL AREAS AND TRAILS ARE OPEN!
All three access points to the park are open. Trails are wet, slushy, and icy in areas. Use caution if hiking and be aware any EMS response will be delayed by these conditions as well.

All trails still have ice and extreme caution should be exercised in all parts of the park, especially the summits of Crowders Mountain and the Pinnacle.


Please call the Visitor Center at 704.853.5375 if you have any questions.


update on: 2015-02-27 14:49:14

Dismal Swamp State Park
Update: Friday 2/27/2015- the park visitor center is open; all trails, including the Boardwalk, remain closed.
Trails and boardwalk is closed
update on: 2015-02-27 17:21:39

Elk Knob State Park
Park is Open! The park road is plowed.
UPDATE: With last night's snowfall, there are now eight inches on the ground. If you do not have four wheel drive, please park perpendicular to the fence inside the front gate. Please wear traction devices on your boots/shoes when hiking and drive carefully on the park road. Ideal conditions for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
update on: 2015-02-26 11:47:02

Eno River State Park
All areas open.
All park areas open. Pedestrians are urged to use extreme caution. Trails will be extremely slick. (2/27/15)
update on: 2015-02-27 14:40:04

Falls Lake State Recreation Area
Park Areas Closed
Most access areas at Falls Lake SRA are closed with power outages and dangerous conditions. Visitation to lake areas is not encouraged. Watch this site for further updates. (2/26/15)
update on: 2015-02-26 10:53:34

Fort Macon State Park
Bathhouse Restrooms Closed for Renovation
Renovation work has started on the Fort Macon Bathhouse. During the construction process the old public restrooms will be closed with temporary facilities provided near the parking lot. Access to the picnic shelters and beach will still be available, but some areas of the board walk near the bathhouse will be closed to the public as a construction zone. We hope to have the downstairs public restrooms complete and reopened by late spring or early summer of 2015.
update on: 2015-02-06 11:26:52

Gorges State Park
The Park Visitor Center, Grassy Ridge Trailhead and Frozen Creek Access will open at 11:00am today. The picnic areas are expected to reopen later this afternoon or first thing Friday morning. Park trails are covered in snow, creating slippery conditions in some areas. Park visitors are encouraged to use extreme caution on trails and walkways. Remember to dress appropriately for changing weather conditions. 2/26/15, 10:00am
The Park Visitor Center, Grassy Ridge Trailhead and Frozen Creek Access will open at 11:00am today. The picnic areas are expected to reopen later this afternoon or first thing Friday morning. Park trails are covered in snow, creating slippery conditions in some areas. Park visitors are encouraged to use extreme caution on trails and walkways. Remember to dress appropriately for changing weather conditions. 2/26/15, 10:00am
update on: 2015-02-26 10:06:01

Grandfather Mountain State Park
Hiking to the Bridge? Hike back down or have pre-arranged ride.


If you are hiking to the swinging bridge (in the private Grandfather Mountain attraction): you must have a pre-arranged ride or hike back down the trail. The attraction staff is not permitted to give rides to hikers and hikers are not permitted to hike down the Attraction road.
Call 828.733.4337 for Attraction gate hours.

BE AWARE THAT RIDGELINE CONDITIONS ARE MORE EXTREME THAN LOWER ELEVATIONS. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS HIKE IF YOU ARE NOT PHYSICALLY PREPARED AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED.
update on: 2015-02-27 16:30:33

Hammocks Beach State Park
Bear Island Bathhouse Scheduled to re-open March 14, 2015. Ferry Service scheduled to resume April 3, 2015, Annual Ferry Passes Now Available for 2015 Ferry Season!
The bathhouse on Bear Island with rest room facilities and potable water are currently winterized, and barring any freezing temperatures or maintenance problems will reopen on March 14, 2015. Prior to March 14, 2015 camping on the island is open but campers must bring all necessities with them including drinking water. Ferry Service for the 2015 season will resume April 3, 2015. Please click the Ferry Schedule link on the left of this page for a complete listing of ferry departure days and times. Annual ferry passes for the 2015 are available for $50.00 at the park office. Contact the park office at hammocks.beach@ncparks.gov or 910.326.4881 with questions.
update on: 2015-02-25 16:55:30

Haw River State Park
Haw River State Park is now open until 5 p.m. today. Please be aware that although the park road is cleared, the secondary roads leading to the park are not.

update on: 2015-02-26 12:55:23

Hanging Rock State Park
Hanging Rock State Park Open
Hanging Rock State Park has resumed normal operating hours.
update on: 2015-02-26 17:44:58

Jones Lake State Park
The park, including all trails, are open.

update on: 2015-02-26 15:19:14

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Campground information
Crosswinds campground is closed for the season. All camping loops are scheduled to open Monday, March 30, 2015.

New Hope Overlook Primitive campground is closed for the season. Campground will reopen Monday, March 02, 2015.

Poplar Point campground is closed for the season. Loop E is scheduled to open Monday, March 09, 2015. Loop C is scheduled to open Monday, March 16, 2015. Loop B is scheduled to open Monday, March 23, 2015.


Parker's Creek Campground: Loops 1, 2, and 4 north will be open year-round to accommodate the fall 2014/winter 2015 camping season. On Monday, November 17, 2014, all water will be cut off to individual campsites for the winter months. If you should need water, please use the frost proof water spigots located at each shower house. The shower houses will remain open with hot water.

Vista Point is closed for the season and scheduled to open Monday, March 02, 2015.
update on: 2015-02-27 16:21:10

Lake James State Park
(2/26/15) Lake James State Park is now open! Mountain Bike Trails are Closed!
Lake James State Park is now open. Please remain cautious as roadways, walkways, and trails are still slick due to recent snowfall. The mountain bike trails are CLOSED until further notice. Please check this website for updates.

update on: 2015-02-26 10:42:45

Lake Waccamaw State Park
Park is open. The picnic area pier and Lake Shore Trail pier will be closed due to unsafe conditions. Visitors are encouraged to use caution on the hiking trails due to some ice from the recent storm that is still on the ground.

update on: 2015-02-25 15:08:57

Lumber River State Park
Chalk Banks Access Area is closed at least through February 25, 2015 due to damage from the ice storm.
Chalk Banks is closed due to significant damage from the ice storm on February 19th. Many trees are down all along the main park road and especially in the campground, on the campground road, the vehicle pull-ins , and the campsites. Check back to see when the trees are removed and the access area is safe again so that it can be re-opened for visitors to enjoy.
update on: 2015-02-18 15:51:09

Mayo River State Park
February 26, 2015 Mayo River State Park is open. There is still snow on the trails, hikers are urged to use caution.
The park is operating normally.
update on: 2015-02-26 09:10:45

Merchants Millpond State Park
Canoe-in Camping and group walk in sites are closed due to icy conditions. Both locations are anticipated to be opened by Saturday, March 28th. Please call the park for more information and to availability.

update on: 2015-02-27 12:31:56

Medoc Mountain State Park
Medoc Mountain State Park will re-open today February 27th at 10:00 a.m. Caution is recommended over the next few days for motorists to be aware of the possibility of "black ice" on the roadways during the morning hours. The trails still have snow and ice accumulation and caution is also urged for hikers.
If you would like to receive electronic notification of prescribed burns, the park would like to ask you for an email address that you can be reached at. Your email will not be shared with anyone, and you will not be included on “reply-all’s” or routine emails from the park. This list-serve would only be used for notification of prescribed fires or emergencies. Prior to a planned prescribed burn you will receive an email and a location of the burn within the state park. If at any time you would like to be removed from this email list you would have the option to have your contact information deleted by calling or emailing the park.

Please send an email to medoc.mountain@ncparks.gov if you would like to be added to this list serve.




update on: 2015-02-27 09:53:33

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
2/27/15 - Mount Jefferson is now open. Trails are heavily snow covered at this time.

update on: 2015-02-27 12:07:01

Mount Mitchell State Park
Mount Mitchell State Park current information:
02/27/2015 updated at 8:30 am - Current conditions: 11 degrees with partly sunny skies and calm winds. Yesterday's high was 37 degrees with an overnight low of 10 degrees.

Mount Mitchell State Park is closed. The blue ridge parkway access is closed from highway 80 and south of Mount Mitchell(from Asheville)due to icy/hazardous road conditions.

Be advised sections of trails are ice covered.


update on: 2015-02-27 08:20:30

Morrow Mountain State Park
Morrow Mountain State Park is OPEN.
Roadways are cleared, exercise caution when using the park. Roadways are wet and may include slick patches. Snow may cover park trails.
update on: 2015-02-26 13:17:04

New River State Park
2/26/15 - 221 Access is Open. 2/26/15 - Wagoner Access is now open.

update on: 2015-02-26 14:31:15

Pettigrew State Park
Boat Ramp Details Canoe Artifacts off Exhibit
Lake Level is 11.50 with about 4.0 feet of water in the ramp area. Most boats will have little difficulties loading/unloading.

Canoe Artifacts have been moved to East Carolina University for restoration and are temporarily off exhibit. Please contact the park office at 252-797-4475 for more information.
update on: 2015-02-22 09:14:12

Pilot Mountain State Park
2-27-15 Snow update: The park road is clear to the park office. Visitors may hike from the office. The summit road has been opened this afternoon, however, it may be necessary to close it in the morning due to melting and overnight freezing. All Horse trails closed. All trails are iced over. Use caution.
We are now accepting applications for a Park Attendant. This position is seasonal and will last 11 months. It is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in a career in parks because it allows you to be involved in a wide variety of daily park tasks required to effectively operate a state park. If interested please complete the application found at this link http://ncparks.gov/Jobs/docs/pd107ltr.doc and submit it to the park office via mail or in person. You can also email it to pilot.mountain@ncparks.gov

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The Mountain is located at exit 131 on US Highway 52/I-74. Do not use GPS to reach the mountain. Google Maps is directing visitors to our river section 20 miles away.



PILOT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK WEATHER FORECAST: http://tinyurl.com/d4qve9p

Equestrians - To preserve park bridle trails for your continued use and enjoyment, all trails are closed to horses after rain. Riding on wet trails creates hazardous areas and erodes the trail. Riding trails when wet will cause their closure for maintenance and their closure to bridle use. If it has rained, wait to ride another day. DUE TO LEGAL AGREEMENT THE RAILROAD CROSSING AT THE RIVER IS CLOSED TO HORSES. DO NOT RIDE ALONG OR ACROSS THE RAILROAD.
update on: 2015-02-27 14:58:51

Raven Rock State Park
Use CAUTION on Trails!
USE CAUTION as trails, stairs, rocks, sidewalks and boardwalks can still be icy and very slippery. For better stability in these conditions it is recommended to wear sturdy shoes and use a hiking stick.
update on: 2015-02-20 15:20:04

Stone Mountain State Park
Park is OPEN from the Upper Gate on John P. Frank Parkway to where the pavement ends on main road and gravel road begins. Use extreme caution on trails ! Trails contain slippery slopes due to ice and snow.
Park is OPEN from the Upper Gate on John P. Frank Parkway to where the pavement ends on main road and gravel road begins. Use EXTREME CAUTION on trails ! Trails contain slippery slopes due to ice and snow.
update on: 2015-02-27 14:07:48

William B. Umstead State Park
Park Closed, staff working to open as soon as possible.
Power is out and some snow clearing remains. Progress energy is working in park now to restore electricity. Staff have cleared downed trees from roads ond multi use trails and some snow removal remains needed on main roads. Areas of the park will be opening as soon as possible. Gravel roads are impassable so horse and bicycle parking lot at sycamore will remain closed until snow thaws and road dries out. Please check website for updates.
update on: 2015-02-27 10:38:27