Press Releases

N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation Seeks Public Input on Elk Knob State Park Master Plan

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Division of Parks and Recreation (Division) is seeking public input on the Elk Knob State Park Master Plan. The Master Plan will be a twenty-year plan that covers the entire state park, which contains over 4,200 acres spanning Watauga and Ashe Counties. The park is sited within the Amphibolite Mountains, an ecological hotspot of global significance.

Multi-Use Trail System to Open at Carvers Creek State Park

Monday, April 29, 2019

A new multi-use trail system will open Saturday, May 4 at Carvers Creek State Park’s Sandhills access in Cumberland County. The trails will allow hikers, cyclists, and equestrians to explore the park, which opened to the public in 2013. 

First Day Hikes Break State Park Records

Thursday, January 3, 2019

First Day Hikes offered at all of North Carolina’s state parks on New Year’s Day brought a record 3,859 people to join 57 guided hikes across the state.

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