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North Carolina State Parks



Boone's Cave State Park
Carolina Beach State Park
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
Crowders Mountain State Park
Eno River State Park
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
Fort Macon State Park
Goose Creek State Park
Gorges State Park
Hammocks Beach State Park
Hanging Rock State Park
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Jones Lake State Park
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Lake James State Park
Lake Norman State Park
Lake Waccamaw State Park
Lumber River State Park
Medoc Mountain State Park
Merchants Millpond State Park
Morrow Mountain State Park
Mount Jefferson State Park
Mount Mitchell State Park
New River State Park
Pettigrew State Park
Pilot Mountain State Park
Raven Rock State Park
Singletary Lake State Park
South Mountains State Park
Stone Mountain State Park
Theodore Roosevelt State Natural Area
Waynesborough State Park
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
William B. Umstead State Park

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Hammocks Beach State Park
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Hammocks Beach State Park
Description - From the mountains to the sea, adventures in North Carolina's State Parks are limited only by your imagination. Every park is unique and memorable. To point out a few is difficult because each and every one is beautiful, clean, well staffed and worth the trip. Gorges State Park is one of the newest parks as of 1999 with incredibly interesting habitat created by the temperate rain forest environment. Stone Mountain State Park is one of the most popular parks easily accessed off the Blue Ridge Parkway offering mountain climbing and viewing gorgeous waterfalls. Carolina Beach State Park offers views of the indigenous Venus Fly Trap. Jockey's Ridge is fantastic with its huge natural sand dune and hang gliding opportunities. Kerr Lake State Recreation Area offers some of the best fresh warm water fishing on the East Coast. The area is loaded with boat launches, picnic grounds, hiking trails, speed and sail boating opportunities. North Carolina is proud of its State Parks and it shows.

Recreation - North Carolina's State Parks offer wonderful beach camping to mountain wilderness camping. There are hiking trails in all sorts of forest types and fresh warm water and cold water fishing opportunities. There is also salt water fishing opportunities. The entire state, from the mountain to the piedmont area to the coast is rich in history and well highlighted at the parks. Rock climbing, mountain biking, bird-watching, horseback riding, canoe trails, kayaking, sailboating and speed boating are enjoyed from one end of the state to the other.

Climate - North Carolina has a temperate climate with mild winters and long fall and spring months. Summers can be hot and humid, especially in the piedmont and coastal plain region, which don't get relief from coastal breezes or higher elevations.

The state receives various amounts of precipitation ranging from 30 to 100 inches of rain annually. Transylvania lies in southwestern North Carolina and is deemed the land of waterfalls.' This mountainous region receives nearly 8 feet of rain each year.

Location - North Carolina has State Parks that stretch from one end of the state to the other. They grace the coastal lands, piedmont and mountain region. Many are within minutes of busy metropolitan areas and many are adjacent to national lands expanding your outdoor recreation opportunities.


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North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 27687 , Raleigh, NC, 27611-7687, Phone: 919-733-PARK

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North Carolina - The terrain of this southern state varies from east to west. Travelers can explore barrier islands in the Atlantic Ocean and 6,000 foot mountains in the Appalachians without leaving the North Carolina State boundaries.

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