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North Carolina State Parks

North Carolina State Parks

A Comprehensive Guide to the State Parks of North Carolina

If you live in North Carolina, and you enjoy visiting state parks, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together this state park guid to help you get all the information you need about all the parks across NC so you can plan your next camping trip!

North Carolina State Park Camping
If you’re looking to track which state parks you’ve visited, use our tracker board to keep an elegant display of which parks you’ve visited and camped at, and which ones you still need to get to!

NC State Park List

State Parks

Cape Hatteras State Park

Carolina Beach State Park 

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park 

Crowders Mountain State Park 

Daniel Boone State Park

Dismal Swamp State Park

Duke Powder State Park

Elk Knob State Park 

Eno River State Park 

Falls Lake State Park 

Fort Macon State Park

Goose Creek State Park 

Gorges State Park 

Grandfather Mountain State Park 

Hammocks Beach State Park 

Hanging Rock State Park 

Jockeys Ridge State Park 

Jones Lake State Park 

Lake James 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 

Town Creek Indian Mound State Park

William B Umstead State Park 

State Recreation Areas

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area 

State Forests

Bladen Lakes State Forest

Rendezvous Mountain Educaational State Forest

State Fish Hatchery

Tablerock State Fish Hatchery

National Parks

Great Smoky Mountains National Park 

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

National Forests

Croatan National Forest

Nantahala National Forest

Pisgah National Forest

Uwharrie National Forest

National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial

National Historic Sites

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

National Wildlife Refuges

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

Pungo National Wildlife Refuge

Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuge

National Seashores

Cape Hatteras National Seashore 

Cape Lookout National Seashore 

Army Corps of Engineers

W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir 


Which State Park is Best for Camping in North Carolina?

Carolina Beach is one of the favorites for camping. You’ll find secluded campsites with plenty of shade from the huge trees overhead. And if you’re into fishing, you’ll be right at the marina, ready to bring in a whopper of a fish!

You’ll be able to choose between cabin camping, campgrounds with electric hookups, or primitive camping. Choose the camping that best fits your family’s needs, and you’ll be very happy with Carolina Beach State Park.

Where is the Best Hiking in North Carolina?

Pisgah National Forest takes the cake on this one. Looking Glass Rock Trail is a hike you will not soon forget. It will take you about 3 hours to hike the 6 mile out and back trail. With it’s monstrous, reflective rock walls surrounding you as you gain 1700 feet in elevation, you’ll lose your breath multiple times, due to the elevation gain as well as the beauty surrounding you. When you reach the summit you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Don’t miss out on Pisgah National Forest. It’s a must see point in the great state of North Carolina!

North Carolina State Parks

If you have more questions about camping or hiking in North Carolina State Parks, leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you with an answer! And if you’re looking for a way to track which parks you’ve visited, remember to check out our bucket list board for the North Carolina State Parks!

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