Introduction to North Carolina state parks

Some generalities about North Carolina state parks, known for trails, mountains, etc, then list them out.

american flag flying high at Hanging Rock State Park

Hanging Rock State Park

Park Address: 1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd, Danbury, NC 27016

Park Description: Due to its unique location, the park is home to a number of species of flora that are more commonly found in the westernmost part of the state.

Hanging Rock State Park Visitors Guide

sitting by the water at Goose Creek State Park

Goose Creek State Park

Park Address: 2190 Camp Leach Rd, Washington, NC 27889

Park Description: Goose Creek State Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife that make their homes in the extensive salt water marshes, inlets and creeks on the northern side of the sound.

Goose Creek Park Visitors Guide

sitting on rocks looking out at the mountains at Raven Rock State Park

Raven Rock State Park

Park Address: 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington, NC 27546

Park Description: Located near Lillington, North Carolina, it covers 4,810 acres along the banks of the Cape Fear River.

Raven Rock State Park Visitors Guide

walking through the river at Eno River State Park

Eno River State Park

Park Address: 6101 Cole Mill Rd, Durham, NC 27705

Park Description: Eno River State Park is a 4,319-acre North Carolina state park in Durham and Orange Counties, North Carolina. Together with the adjoining West Point on the Eno city park, the two parks preserve over 14 miles of the Eno River and surrounding lands.

Eno River State Park Visitors Guide

 park sign made out of wood at Grandfather Mountain State Park

Grandfather Mountain State Park

Park Address: 9872 Highway 105 South, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Park Description: Expansive mountain park with challenging trails, rocky cliffs, scenic views & camping (with permit).

Grandfather Mountain State Park Visitors Guide

everything from views to cannon balls at Fort Macon State Park  z

Fort Macon State Park

Park Address: 2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

Park Description: In addition to the fully restored fort, the park offers visitors both soundside and surf fishing, nature trails, ranger guided tours, a protected swim area, a refreshment stand, and a bathhouse.

Fort Macon State Park Visitors Guide 

relaxing waterfall at  Stone Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain State Park

Park Address: 3042 Frank Pkwy, Roaring Gap, NC 28668

Park Description: Stone Mountain State Park is a 14,353-acre North Carolina state park in Alleghany County and Wilkes County, North Carolina.

Stone Mountain State Park Visitors Guide

sunsets by the water at Jockey's Ridge State Park

Jockey's Ridge State Park

Park Address: 300 W Carolista Dr, Nags Head, NC 27959

Park Description: Located in Nags Head, North Carolina, it covers a 427-acre area, and includes the tallest active sand dune system in the eastern United States.

Jockey's Ridge State Park Visitors Guide

 flag flying high at Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock State Park

Park Address: Chimney Rock, NC 28720

Park Description: The park features hiking trails for all skill levels, views of the Devil's Head balancing rock, and a 404-foot (123 m) waterfallHickory Nut Falls.

Chimney Rock State Park Visitors Guide