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Cliffs of the Neuse State Park- Witness the effects of the forces of erosion which have carved and chiseled cliffs in the west bank of the Neuse River. Here ancient mountain communities meet coastal ones and mountain galax grows on rich slopes overlooking coastal trees draped in Spanish moss. The river and its banks are a haven for fishing and canoeing. Creative dioramas and audio visuals in the museum depict the geology and natural history of the region.
Jones Lake State Park- Picnic under a canopy of old cypress trees or go for a dip in the cool tea-colored lake. Jones Lake is one of the few remaining Carolina bay lakes, the origin of which has long been a subject of speculation and debate. Enjoy the lake while canoeing or fishing, or stay for a while in the tent / trailer campground.
Lumber River State Park- Recognized as a National Wild and Scenic River, the Lumber River offers excellent wildlife viewing and a taste of natural communities unique to blackwater streams, such as a cypress gum swamp and pine savannah. Facilities include a visitor contact station, boat ramp, canoe camping, trails, picnic area and picnic shelter.
Raven Rock State Park- Contemplate the processes of nature among an abundance of wildflowers. The world is at your feet atop this massive 152-foot high rock outcrop, which juts out at a 45-degree angle over the Cape Fear River. Fish in small clear streams that have cut beds through soil and rock in their age-old rush to join the river. Float your boat to one of our canoe campsites where advance reservations may be made.
Singletary Lake State Park- For canoeing, swimming, and nature walks bring the group to an area designated for organized camping. Two group camps contain mess halls, kitchens, campers' cabins and washhouses. Our rangers will conduct fascinating nature programs for your group and explain the unique phenomenon of the Carolina bays.
Uwharrie National Forest- The Uwharrie National Forest is located in central North Carolina, in an area known as the Piedmont. Although it is the smallest National Forest in the state, the Uwharrie offers some great recreation opportunities.
Waynesborough State Park- NOTE: THIS PARK IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. The bank of the Neuse River is the place for fun and games, as well as fishing, boating and picnicking. The visitor center offers hospitality and a look into the past.
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve- Imagine the trees of Weymouth, England as did the former owner of this estate when he viewed the longleaf pines. The endangered red-cockaded woodpecker is a permanent resident of the Sandhills. Tour the nature center museum dedicated to the study, interpretation and protection of the threatened longleaf pine ecosystem.

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Raven Rock State Park
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Raven Rock State Park
Description - Two major attractions are Fort Bragg Army Base and Pope Air Force Base. Fort Bragg is open for tours, whereas Pope Air Force Base is generally closed to the public but special group tours may be arranged. The area offers The 82nd Airborne War Memorial Museum, The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum, the Fayetteville Museum of Art and the Museum of the Cape Fear. Cultural offerings include: Cape Fear Regional Theater, Fort Bragg Playhouse, Dogwood Festival, International Folk Festival and the Olde Fayetteville by Candlelight Tour.

Recreation - The area offers many outdoor recreation opportunities including Jones Lake State Park, Lumber River State Park, Weymouth Woods State Park and the Uwharrie National Forest. These areas offer camping, terrific fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and picnicking opportunities.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures range from 40 to 44 degrees Fahrenheit (4 to 7 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures range from 78 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26 to 27 Celsius). The state has a fairly wet climate with an average precipitation for this area averaging 48-52 inches (122-132 centimeters).

Location - Fayetteville is located in the southern Piedmont area of North Carolina just east of I-95.


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Fayette Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 515 Ramsey Street , Fayetteville, NC, 28301, Phone: 800-255-8217

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North Carolina Community Areas - North Carolina's communities range from small mountain towns, to coastal tourist centers such as Wilmington, to the large bustling metropolitans areas of Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem.

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