North Carolina State Parks

North Carolina

Out and About in North Carolina State Parks

The mountains of North Carolina have long attracted attention with their plenitude of wildlife and immeasurable beauty. Vacations here promise singular views over the state's dramatic landscapes and adventures on horseback and carabiners. Read on to discover more about the top state parks to hang out at in North Carolina.

The Best North Carolina State Parks for Families

With lookout towers, looming mountains, Venus flytraps, and natural habitats that will ensnare your attention, here are North Carolina's most exciting state parks for families:

Best Places to Stay for State Parks in North Carolina

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Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina
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Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina
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Carolina Beach, Federal Point, North Carolina
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The Best North Carolina State Parks for Hiking

Mountain precipices and lakeside trails beckon hiking enthusiasts to North Carolina's state parks. Here are some of the most scenic and singular walks in the state:

Recommended Accommodations for State Parks in North Carolina

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Maggie Valley, Ivy Hill, North Carolina
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Cameron, Greenwood, North Carolina
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Carolina Beach, Federal Point, North Carolina
from $53
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The Best North Carolina State Parks for Adventure Sports

Rappel down a mountain face, canter through forests to Lake Jocassee, or fish beneath the mountains. Here are some of North Carolina's top adventure sports destinations:

Top Offers for State Parks in North Carolina

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Cullowhee, Jackson County, North Carolina
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Newland, Avery County, North Carolina
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Sugar Mountain, Banner Elk, North Carolina
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