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Croatan National Forest Insect © Kendal McNeill-Meyerhofer
Harmless insect along the trails
Uwharrie National Forest Badin Boat Dock © Jim Oakley
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Soaring © stacey brown
Eno River State Park Eno River State Park © Jim Oakley
Geese napping on the Eno River
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cataloochee Elk © Jim Oakley
Pisgah National Forest Looking Glass Falls © Margaret Norman
Late Evening Looking Glass Falls
Pungo National Wildlife Refuge © Daniel Turbert
Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail Whiteside Mtn © Jim Oakley
Eno River State Park Eno River State Park © Jim Oakley
Eno River
Pisgah National Forest Blue © Margaret Norman
The Blue Ridge Parkway at its finest
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Big Creek © Jim Oakley
View on the way to Mouse Creek Falls
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North Carolina's Parks
37 State Parks
 • State Recreation Area
 • 2 State Forests

State Fish Hatchery
 • 3 National Parks
 • 4 National Forests

National Memorial
 • 2 National Historic Sites
 • 8 National Wildlife Refuges

2 National Seashores
 • Army Corps of Engineers

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North Carolina Parks Visitor Reviews
8/15/2020 4:01:00 PM Jones Lake State Park by Breeze5
review rating - 1 to 5 stars - I enjoyed my time there caught site of the perseids meteor shower. I stayed at campsite 15 which was beautiful but 1/2 the site was a swamp due to the amount of rain this month.I just would have liked to have been notified about my site.
7/19/2020 6:23:28 AM Stone Mountain State Park by Crystal
review rating - 1 to 5 stars Did three trails in Stone Mountain - I did the Stone Mountain loop trail with video, Hutchinson Homestead You can see it from the first video, and Widow Creek Falls you can see from my playlist.
8/19/2019 8:14:19 PM Croatan National Forest by William
review rating - 1 to 5 stars Love the cycling paths at the park - I am wondering when the cycling paths in the Flanners Beach Recreational Area will re-open. We know damage along the southern shores of the Neuse River was incurred during hurricane Florence September 2018, and many trees and such probably were downed from that storm. The Pinecliff Area of Croatan suffered damage along its shoreline from this storm. I know it will take sometime to rebuild these parts of the recreation areas in the National Forest. Many local off road cycling enthusiasts have enjoyed Croatans cycling trails for years. All of us are wondering when the Flanners Beach Trails will re-open. I would appreciate any information in this regard which you can give me.
4/11/2016 12:02:24 PM Great Smoky Mountains National Park by ayden reynolds
review rating - 1 to 5 stars great smokey mountains - i loved hiking at great smokey mountain and i lost about 5 pounds hiking!!!!!!!! best ever
11/8/2015 2:34:22 PM Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge by Linda
review rating - 1 to 5 stars A favorite park of mine since I was 14 - If you like wetlands than this is a paradise! so many different birds to observe and enjoy! I did notice a large colony of Nutria the last time I was there in Oct 2014. Makes me worry that the little strip of asphalt will be further compromised by their tunneling. If you can send me any info on this I would be very interested.
10/11/2015 12:52:07 PM Mount Jefferson State Park by PeggyC
review rating - 1 to 5 stars When In Ashe County.. - Views from Mt Jefferson are breathtaking - even when one is half-way up and it starts to snow. This is a must for us when we visit Ashe County .. sometimes we meet no one - but recently [Oct 2015] we met several wonderful souls - enjoying the mountain air and the views!
10/7/2015 6:04:49 PM Cape Lookout National Seashore by Christine
review rating - 1 to 5 stars Eats - The hush puppys at the restaurant across from the hotel and boat launch are awesome. They have got to be the best downeast has to offer. Perfect in every way !
7/8/2015 2:24:20 PM Uwharrie National Forest
review rating - 1 to 5 stars Lost Dog at Uwharrie National Forest - Reward if found:
6/26/2015 9:12:24 PM Wright Brothers National Memorial by Joanne H
review rating - 1 to 5 stars I Can See It Now - It is soo windy here I could almost take off and fly!
1/10/2015 8:39:38 AM Jones Lake State Park by Randy
review rating - 1 to 5 stars Wonderful area for mountain biking - Few places around match this place for beauty and the Jones Lake Bay Trail is great for mountain biking (cycling). Friendly staff. Love it.
6/22/2014 11:23:11 AM Stone Mountain State Park
review rating - 1 to 5 stars The bear truth. - We arrived at our campsite and began to set things up. An hour later a black bear came out the woods by our campsite. It was a memorable trip.
review rating - 1 to 5 stars a kindle spark - Great place to reconnect with one another.
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