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Carvers Creek State Park

Rockefeller House
Carvers Creek State Park, located in Cumberland County north of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, is the newest park in the North Carolina State Park System.  The park is still in a state of planning and development, but the park officially opened to the public on September 9, 2013.  The park is currently divided into two sections - Long Valley Farm and Sandhills Property.  Currently, only Long Valley Farm is open to the public.  This property was donated to the state by The Nature Conservancy.

Contact Information:

2505 Long Valley Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390-1645

Phone: (910) 436-4681

Email: carvers.creek@ncparks.gov

GPS: 35.2019, -78.9761

Directions:

The Long Valley Farm Access is currently the only part of the park open to the public.  From Fayetteville, take NC-210 or NC-87/NC-24 (Bragg Boulevard) north from the city.  Just past Spring Lake, turn right on E Manchester Road and the park entrance will be on the left in about a mile.  From Raleigh and the Triangle, take US-401 south to Lillington and take NC-210 south for about 15 miles.  Turn right on E Manchester and the park entrance will be on the right in about 1.5 miles.

Map:

Carvers Creek State Park


Hiking:

Currently, the park only has a little over a mile of hiking trails open to the public at the Long Valley Farm access.

Cypress Point Loop Trail:

Length: 0.75 miles (loop)
Difficulty: Easy
Blaze: Blue Circles

The Cypress Point Loop Trail starts at the intersection with James S. Rockefeller Trail at the Rockefeller House.  Going counterclockwise, the trail along the southwest side of the millpond and leads to a peninsula overlooking the millpond.  The trail then loops back through the forest to the starting point.

James S. Rockefeller Trail:

Length: 0.5 miles (one way)
Difficulty: Easy
Blaze: White Circles

The James S. Rockefeller Trail starts at the opening in the fence at the parking lot.  The trail follows an old road between a pine forest and an open field and ends at the Rockefeller House.

Blog Entries:

28Nov2013: Thanksgiving Hikes in the Sandhills

External Links:

NC State Parks website: http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/cacr/main.php

The Nature Conservancy website: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/northcarolina/placesweprotect/carvers-creek.xml

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