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State Parks and Forests

North Carolina's state park system is governed by the NC Division of Parks and Recreation within the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR).

List of Parks:

  1. Carolina Beach State Park
  2. Carvers Creek State Park
  3. Chimney Rock State Park
  4. Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
  5. Crowders Mountain State Park
  6. Dismal Swamp State Park
  7. Elk Knob State Park
  8. Eno River State Park
  9. Falls Lake State Recreation Area
  10. Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
  11. Goose Creek State Park
  12. Gorges State Park
  13. Grandfather Mountain State Park
  14. Hammocks Beach State Park
  15. Hanging Rock State Park
  16. Haw River State Park
  17. Jockey's Ridge State Park
  18. Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
  19. Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
  20. Lake Norman State Park
  21. Lake Waccamaw State Park
  22. Lower Haw River State Natural Area
  23. Lumber River State Park
  24. Mayo River State Park
  25. Medoc Mountain State Park
  26. Morrow Mountain State Park
  27. Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
  28. Mount Mitchell State Park
  29. Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
  30. Pettigrew State Park
  31. Pilot Mountain State Park
  32. Raven Rock State Park
  33. South Mountains State Park
  34. Stone Mountain State Park
  35. Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve
  36. William B. Umstead State Park

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The following map shows the locations of NC State Parks that I have visited with a hyperlink to their respective pages within my site.  I used the hiking icon for state parks, the swimming icon for state recreational areas, the tree icon for state forests, and the horseback riding icon for state natural areas.

NC State Parks

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