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North Carolina

Regions in North Carolina

North Carolina has many state parks created with bringing visitors “back to nature”.  These are grouped below by whether they are in the western, central, eastern or coaster area of the state.  We’ve provided a link to each one for you to get additional information if needed.

Eno River State Park – Central
Scenic wilderness corridor encompasses river, historic homestead and mill sites, extensive trail system. Nearly 21 miles of hiking trails, five backpack campsites, one backpack group campsite. Interpretive programs, picnic shelter. Canoe access, river fishing.
Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Central
Expansive reservoir and woodlands, habitat for diversity of animals, including American bald eagles. More than 400 campsites: 176 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites with hookups; 99 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites without hookups; 89 backpack campsites; 18 group tent campsites; showers, dump stations. More than 20 picnic shelters. Interpretive programs, lake fishing and swimming, 10 boat ramps, privately operated marina nearby. Lakeside trail: 12 miles of hiking trails, more than six miles of bicycling trails.
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area – Central
Popular 13,900-acre reservoir, scenic vistas of lake and shoreline, home to American bald eagles. Lake fishing and swimming, 32 boat ramps, privately operated marina nearby. More than 1,000 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites, 690 sites with hookups; showers; dump stations; 24 backpack campsites; 11 group tent campsites, group trailer campsite. Ten picnic shelters, 16 miles of hiking trails.
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area – Central
Expansive reservoir with 200-mile shoreline crossing North Carolina/Virginia state line. Nearly 700 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites, 342 with hookups; showers; dump stations; three group tent campsites. Lake fishing, accessible fishing pier, 14 boat ramps, two privately operated marinas nearby. Picnic shelters, more than two miles of hiking trails. Visitor’s center, interpretive programs.
Lumber River State Park – Central
State natural and scenic 115-mile black-water river, 81 miles also designated national wild and scenic waters. Picnic shelter, five canoe-in campsites, nine tent campsites, one group backpack campsite. River fishing, boat access, picnicking, short hiking trail, interpretive programs.
Raven Rock State Park – Central
Landmark bluff on historic river, wide river vistas, rapids. Five backpack campsites, six canoe-in campsites, five backpack group campsites, five canoe-in group campsites. More than 10 miles of hiking trails, including more than six miles of bridle trails. Picnicking, river fishing, interpretive programs.
Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve – Central
Flat-topped, sandy ridges; longleaf pine forest; broad, flat valleys; rare and endangered species include red-cockaded woodpecker, Sandhills lily, bog spicebush. More than five miles of hiking trails, including 3.5 miles of bridle trails. Picnicking, visitor’s center, exhibit hall, interpretive programs.
William B. Umstead State Park – Central
Hardwood forest oasis in urban Triangle region, creeks, lakes, extensive trail network with scenic overlooks. Nearly 30 tent and trailer campsites; showers; two group tent campsites; two group campsites with cabins and kitchen. Nearly 20 miles of hiking trails, including nearly 13 miles of bridle and bicycle trails. Lake fishing, rowboat and canoe rentals. Four picnic shelters, visitor center, exhibit hall, interpretive programs.
Carolina Beach State Park – Coastal
Diverse coastal ecological communities support rare plants, including Venus flytrap. Marina with concession area; river fishing from accessible dock. Boat ramps to river; intracoastal waterway and ocean minutes away. More than 80 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites with showers and dump station; two group backpack campsites. Visitor’s center with exhibit hall, interpretive programs, 5.7 miles of hiking trails, picnicking.
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area – Coastal
Barrier island between river and Atlantic Ocean is home to rare and endangered coastal birds and endangered sea turtles. Five-mile beach with four-wheel-drive access, river and ocean fishing, ocean swimming. Visitor’s center, interpretive programs. Short hiking trail past World War II bunker to scenic overlook.
Fort Macon State Park – Coastal
Restored historic fort that played a key role in Civil War, barrier island beach. Exhibits and fort tours, Civil War reenactments during warmer months, interpretive programs. Ocean swimming, ocean and inlet fishing, picnicking, short hiking trail. Accessible beach overlook.
Hammocks Beach State Park – Coastal
Undeveloped barrier island, dunes up to 60 feet, 3.5 miles of ocean beach, maritime forests, salt marshes, tidal creeks, endangered sea turtles. Accessible only by boat; park operates a seasonal passenger ferry. Fourteen backpack family campsites, three backpack group campsites. Ocean swimming and fishing. Visitor’s center with exhibits, interpretive programs. Short hiking trail across island; hiking along shoreline.
Jockey’s Ridge State Park – Coastal
Tallest sand dune along U.S. Atlantic Coast, large dune system, barrier island ecology. More than two miles of hiking trails. Hang gliding, sandboarding, kite flying. Swimming, fishing, kayaking and sailboarding in Roanoke Sound. Eight picnic shelters, visitor’s center with exhibits, interpretive programs.
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park – Eastern
Multicolored cliffs up to 98 feet tower over historic river. More than 30 tent and trailer campsites with showers and dump station; four group tent campsites. Picnic shelter, 1.6 miles of hiking trails, exhibit hall, interpretive programs, river fishing. Eleven-acre manmade lake with beach and diving platform, swimming, rowboat rentals.
Goose Creek State Park – Eastern
Hardwood swamps and brackish marshes along the Pamlico River, oaks draped in Spanish moss, unique habitats for wildlife. More than seven miles of hiking trails, canoe access and trail, boat ramp, river fishing and swimming. Twelve tent campsites, one group tent campsite, picnicking, environmental eduction center with exhibits, interpretive programs.
Jones Lake State Park – Eastern
Carolina bay environment, four-mile hiking trail through dense vegetation with bay overlooks. Twenty tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites with showers. Lake swimming, fishing, canoe and pedal boat rentals. Access for boats with 10-horsepower motors and below. Exhibits and interpretive programs, picnic shelters.
Lake Waccamaw State Park – Eastern
Carolina bay environment with unique natural communities of rare plants and animals. More than nine miles of hiking trails, wheelchair accessible boardwalk. Four backpack campsites also available for groups. Lake fishing, picnicking, interpretive programs, visitor’s center with exhibit hall.
Merchants Millpond State Park – Eastern
Maze of towering bald cypress trees draped in Spanish moss dominates lake and adjacent swamp. Twenty tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites with showers; seven canoe-in campsites; five backpack campsites; three group tent campsites and three canoe-in group campsites. Lake fishing, canoe access, canoe trails, canoe rentals. Nine miles of hiking trails, interpretive programs, picnicking.
Medoc Mountain State Park – Eastern
Exposed rock outcrops, bluffs; steep topography, rocks, minerals unusual to Piedmont. More than 10 miles of hiking trails. Thirty-four tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites, 12 with hookups; showers; three group tent campsites. Canoe access, creek fishing, picnicking, interpretive programs.
Pettigrew State Park – Eastern
Second-largest natural lake in state, old-growth trees, Native American artifacts including second-oldest dugout canoe in U.S., plantation historic site and grave of Confederate general. Thirteen tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites; showers; one group campsite. Nearly nine miles of hiking trails, some sections designated for bicycling. Picnic shelters, fishing pier, boat ramp, scenic overlooks, interpretive programs.
Singletary Lake State Park – Eastern
Carolina bay environment, scenic lake vistas, undeveloped shoreline. Two group camps with cabins, showers, kitchen. Lake fishing and swimming, canoe rentals. Interpretive programs, exhibits.
Crowders Mountain State Park – Western
Hiking on the two highest peaks in Kings Mountain Range, views of more than 20 miles, streams and lake environments. Ten backpack campsites, four group backpack campsites. Nearly 12 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, two picnic shelters, interpretive programs. Canoe rentals, lake fishing.
Gorges State Park – Western
Newest state park, still in development. Waterfalls, gorges, elevation rises 2,000 feet in only three miles, one of the greatest concentrations of rare and unique plant and animal species in eastern United States. Extensive hiking trails. Backpack camping, river and lake fishing, picnicking.
Hanging Rock State Park – Western
Rock outcrops up to 2,500 feet, five waterfalls and cascades, mountain lake, access to scenic river. More than 70 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites with showers; eight group tent campsites; ten cabins. More than 15 miles of hiking trails, including nearly four miles of bridle trails, rock climbing. Lake swimming and fishing, rowboat and canoe rentals; boat access to nearby river. Visitor’s center with exhibits, interpretive programs, three picnic shelters, historic bath house.
Lake James State Park – Western
Scenic vistas of surrounding Appalachian and Black mountains overlooking manmade 6,510-acre lake. Two boat ramp areas, canoe rentals, lake fishing and swimming. Twenty backpack campsites 150 to 300 yards from parking lot; showers. Picnic shelter, three miles of hiking trails, interpretive programs.
Lake Norman State Park – Western
State’s largest manmade lake at 32,510 acres. Boat ramp, lake fishing. Rowboat, canoe and pedal boat rentals, swimming and fishing on 33-acre lake inside park. More than 30 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites; showers, dump station; two group backpack campsites. Community building, picnic shelters, interpretive programs, more than seven miles of hiking trails.
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area – Western
Panoramic views from scenic Blue Ridge mountaintop at 4,683-foot elevation. National natural landmark, unique plant communities. Picnic area with shelter, 1.3 miles of hiking trails, interpretive programs.
Mount Mitchell State Park – Western
Highest peak east of the Mississippi at 6,684 feet, views up to 100 miles, North Carolina’s first state park. Nine tent campsites, 11 miles of hiking trails. Trailheads for hikers, backpackers, equestrians using trail system on adjacent U.S. Forest Service lands. Exhibit hall, gift shop interpretive programs. Two picnic shelters, restaurant.
Morrow Mountain State Park – Western
Mountains up to 936 feet, peaceful lake. More than 100 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites; showers, dump station; four backpack campsites; six cabins; six group tent campsites. Pool, boat ramp, lake fishing, canoe and rowboat rentals. Three picnic shelters, 16 miles of hiking trails including 15 miles of bridle trails. Visitor’s center, interpretive programs.
New River State Park – Western
Believed to be the oldest river in North America, canoeing past scenic rock outcrops, farmlands, woodlands; 26.5-mile segment designated National Wild and Scenic River. More than 30 canoe-in tent campsites, many within hiking distance of parking lots. Canoe access, river fishing, picnic shelter, community building. Nearly five miles of hiking trails, interpretive programs.
Pilot Mountain State Park – Western
One of the state’s signature landmarks, peregrine falcon habitat, scenic river access. Nearly 50 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites, showers; two canoe-in campsites; one group tent campsite. Ten miles of hiking trails, including seven miles of bridle trails, rock climbing. River fishing, canoe access, interpretive programs, picnic shelter.
South Mountains State Park – Western
Rock outcroppings up to 3,000 feet, 80-foot waterfall. More than 40 miles of hiking trails, including 29 miles of bridle trails and 18-mile bicycling trail. Eleven tent campsites, 20 backpack campsites, four group backpack campsites, 15 equestrian campsites with 37-stall barn. Stream fishing, picnic shelter, interpretive programs.
Stone Mountain State Park – Western
Rock dome rising 700 feet above valley floor, waterfalls, Blue Ridge Mountain overlooks. Historic sites, exhibits, interpretive programs. Nearly 40 tent, trailer and recreational vehicle campsites, showers, dump station; six backpack campsites; five group tent campsites. Two picnic shelters, more than 12 miles of hiking trails, including six-mile bridle trail. Rock climbing, stream fishing.