The weather is beautiful and it’s time to start thinking about summer adventures at all 41 of the North Carolina State Parks.
There are currently 41 areas part of the NC State Parks system, including 34 parks, four recreation areas, and three state natural areas, according to NC Parks.
That opens up the door for a ton of adventure, whether you like camping, hiking, beaches, mountains or everything in between.
“Come to our parks to marvel at our state’s most beautiful natural resources, enjoy your favorite outdoor activities, and learn about the rich science, culture, and history that make our parks great,” NC Parks says on their site. “From Gorges State Park on the Blue Ridge escarpment to Jockey’s Ridge State Park in the Outer Banks, you’ll find mysterious bay lakes, wild swamps, sandhills with their longleaf pine habitats, piedmont river systems, and bold mountain streams.”
The closest state parks to Fayetteville are Carvers Creek (right here in Cumberland County!), Raven Rock, Jones Lake, Weymouth Woods, Singletary Lake, and Lumber River.
So here’s a look at all 41 of those amazing places to check out, with links to each park, so you can learn more for your North Carolina State Parks adventure!