Metrolina Region State Parks

High Shoals Falls at South Mountains State Park

When you think of Charlotte, nature might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but four beautiful state parks can be found within an hour's drive of North Carolina's largest city. This gives the region's residents and visitors the chance to enjoy hiking, camping, paddling, fishing, horseback riding, swimming or just taking in scenery minutes from some of the state's most densely populated areas.

Plan your adventure to one of these pristine Tar Heel places by clicking on the tiles below.