State Parks

Looking over a fence at the south face of Stone Mountain

Explore North Carolina's State Parks

A world of adventure and natural beauty await you. Visit North Carolina's Official State Parks website for the latest events, activity information, directions, and more.


Whether you're a veteran outdoorsman looking for a challenging hike or place to camp, or are newer to nature and looking for an easy swim, picnic or boat ride; North Carolina's 39 state parks and recreation areas give you access to countless unique parks, lakes, rivers and trails located from our state's highest peaks to its pristine shorelines and everywhere in between.

Click on the tiles below to plan your adventure today.