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Uwharrie National Forest Badin Boat Dock © Jim Oakley
Eno River State Park Eno River State Park © Jim Oakley
Geese napping on the Eno River
Eno River State Park Eno River State Park © Jim Oakley
Eno River
Uwharrie National Forest Badin Boat Dock © Jim Oakley
Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail Whiteside Mtn © Jim Oakley
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Big Creek © Jim Oakley
View on the way to Mouse Creek Falls
Pungo National Wildlife Refuge © Daniel Turbert
Eno River State Park Eno River State Park © Jim Oakley
Geese napping on the Eno River
Pisgah National Forest Blue © Margaret Norman
The Blue Ridge Parkway at its finest
Croatan National Forest Insect © Kendal McNeill-Meyerhofer
Harmless insect along the trails
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Soaring © stacey brown
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cataloochee Elk © Jim Oakley
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North Carolina's Heartland - Central Region Parks

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1
National Wildlife Refuge
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Parks in this region are near these North Carolina Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
CHARLOTTE
RALEIGH
GREENSBORO
CONCORD
FAYETTEVILLE
WAKE FOREST
HUNTERSVILLE
KERNERSVILLE
MONROE
HICKORY
WINSTON SALEM
HIGH POINT
DURHAM
THOMASVILLE
WAXHAW
GARNER
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
At the turn of the century visitors flocked to the area. They drank mineral water from local springs to cure their ills and they took riverboat excursions to the cliffs. Things have changed since then. Mineral water now comes in bottles and isn't likely to cure anything at all, and riverboats have given ........more >
Crowders Mountain State Park
Raptors soar gracefully in the wind vegetation reaches to the sky sheer vertical cliffs drop 150 feet. Enjoy the spectacle from a front-row seat. High atop Crowders Mountain, the highest point in Gaston County, views stretch for more than 20 miles. For a closer view of nature's marvels, walk the ........more >
Daniel Boone State Park
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Duke Powder State Park
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Eno River State Park
Eno River begins in northwest Orange County, flowing eastward approximately 33 miles until, along with the Little and Flat rivers, it forms the Neuse and flows into Falls Lake. The Eno's waters roll through wilderness passing historic mill sites, river bluffs covered with flowering shrubs and fords ........more >
Falls Lake State Park
Hours of relaxation await you at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Falls Lake is a great way to escape urban life. With a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands, Falls Lake State Recreation Area offers a choice of recreation areas Beaverdam, ........more >
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
I never saw such fighting since God made me. The Americans fought like demons. - Lt. General Charles, Earl Cornwallis On March 15, 1781, six years into the American Revolution, General Greene and Lord Cornwallis' troops faced off at a small courthouse community. This 2.5 hour battle would change the ........more >
Hanging Rock State Park
Welcome Not far from the cities of the Triad area, off the four-lane highways there's another North Carolina to be discoveredsheer cliffs and peaks of bare rock, quiet forests and cascading waterfalls, views of the piedmont plateau that stretch for miles. Hike the trails of Hanging Rock State Park ........more >
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of nine access areas scattered around the shoreline of this undeveloped, 14,000-acre reservoir. More than 1,000 campsites among five of the access areas offer a range of outdoor experience from RV hookups to primitive tent camping and group camps. There ........more >
Lumber River State Park
Lumber River State Park is a North Carolina state park along the Lumber River in Scotland, Hoke, Robeson and Columbus counties. It covers 13,659 acres along a 115-mile stretch of the Lumber River. Lumber River State Park is located in North Carolina's Coastal Plain. A canoe trip down the river, a ........more >
Medoc Mountain State Park
Medoc Mountain State Park is a 3,893-acre North Carolina state park in Halifax County, North Carolina in the United States. It is near Hollister, North Carolina in eastern North Carolina and includes the 325 foot peak Medoc Mountain.........more >
Morrow Mountain State Park
Enjoy the gifts of nature surrounded by the remnants of a once mighty range of peaks. Upon first encounter, the Uwharrie Mountains may seem like a mountainous mirage. These steep, rugged hillsunusual topography for the areaform a stark contrast with the rolling countryside of the piedmont plateau. Recreation ........more >
Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge
Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge Situated along the Pee Dee River, Pee Dee NWR contains 8,443 acres in Anson and Richmond Counties, NC. The refuge was established to provide wintering habitat for migratory waterfowl. Cooperative farming in field impoundments, water level management, and the bottomland ........more >
Pilot Mountain State Park
Approach from any direction and see Pilot Mountain rising more than 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau. Dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976, this solitary peak is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park. Fun, from relaxation to exhilaration, is ........more >
Raven Rock State Park
Should the humdrum of the work week leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Raven Rock State Park. Adventure is just an hour's drive from the Research Triangle and only 45 minutes from the Fayetteville area. The first feeling you are likely to experience at Raven Rock is one of renewal. ........more >
Town Creek Indian Mound State Park
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Uwharrie National Forest
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William B Umstead State Park
Tucked between the growing cities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the corporate world of Research Triangle Park is an oasis of tranquility, a peaceful havenWilliam B. Umstead State Park. Here, two worlds merge as the sounds of civilization give way to the unhurried rhythm of nature. Highways fade in ........more >
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