Status of NC Parks below. Directions here.
The following campgrounds are open: Parkers Creek campground loops 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the group camping area; Poplar Point campground loops C, E and F; New Hope primitive areas A and B and Vista Point group camping area. Boat ramps inside camping facilities are open for campers only. Camping is restricted and the following rules are enforced: no day visitors permitted; two vehicles per site: all beach areas are closed; gates open at 8am and lock at 10pm; there will be no 24-hour gate access and gate hours are strictly enforced. Shower houses are available, but comfort stations are closed.
New Hope Overlook boat ramp, New Hope Overlook hiking trail, Vista Point boat ramp, Vista Point hiking trail, and Seaforth boat ramp are open. Gates open at 8am and lock at 8pm.
Robeson Creek canoe access and boat ramp are also open.
The visitor center is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter the visitor center.
Please note that Poe’s Ridge boat ramp, managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Farrington Point boat ramp, managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, are both currently open. Please check with those agencies for the most up-to-date information regarding those facilities.
Contact: Ranger Steve McMurray
Under the new Executive Order taking effect as of Friday, February 26, indoor gathering limits have increased. Indoor facilities such as community buildings, auditoriums, and classroom are now open for reservations, with a maximum limit of 25 people. To rent these facilities, please contact the park directly.
Outdoor gathering limits remain at 50 people, so large outdoor facilities with a maximum capacity above that will continue to remain closed.
Visitor centers and park offices are open, and masks or face coverings are required to enter. Picnic shelters and group campsites that accommodate less than 50 people are open. Most trails, restrooms, playgrounds, campgrounds and several boat ramps are open.
Camping reservations must be completed online. Walk-up camping available only at certain loops at Jordan Lake and at backcountry campsites with self-registration boxes at trailheads. Please check the park pages for more information about camping procedures.
Swim beaches and areas are closed. Equipment rentals and concessions are unavailable.
For specific details about each park, please visit the park website page.
When you’re at the park:
- Maintain a social distance of 6 feet, regardless of the behavior of others
- Bring a mask or face covering; they are required to be worn inside buildings and when social distancing cannot be implemented
- Share the trail — warn other trail users of your presence, step to the side or wait at the end of a bridge
- Do not enter restrooms until others have cleared out and please be patient when staff is cleaning them
- Touch as few surfaces as possible
- Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit
- Do not share equipment like phones or cameras with other visitors
- If the park seems crowded when you arrive, come back another time
- Stay at home if you are exhibiting symptoms
Thank you for following these guidelines and helping us keep you, your fellow visitors and our staff safe as we open facilities at our parks.