KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — Due to the declared state of emergency in various counties and continued crowding that does not adhere to social distancing guidelines, Crowders Mountain State Park, Hanging Rock State Park, Lake Waccamaw State Park and Raven Rock State Park will all be closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus, according to the parks’ websites.
The following parks are also closed due to closed county beaches, county travel closures, and county declarations of state of emergency: Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and Fort Macon State Park.
Jockey’s Ridge State Park is open only to residents of Dare County and the county has established checkpoints and non-residents are not permitted access into the county.
Most trails at the parks not listed above are open. All restrooms are closed. Most boat ramps and fishing and climbing accesses are open, at the discretion of park staff. Visitor centers, park offices, picnic shelters, and community buildings are closed. Some parks may also limit parking areas and access to typically crowded areas. All state parks will close at sunset every day.
All events and programs at state parks have been cancelled until further notice.
All campground are closed until further notice. Reservation system staff will contact campers with existing reservations to issue full refunds in the order of the reservation date. They are asking campers to not call the reservations number at this time, as staff are currently inundated with phone calls.