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Parks
Bay Tree Lake State Park
by Agan, Kelly. Bay Tree Lake State Park By Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1979 GPS Coordinates: 34.678464, -78.430538 Size: 609 [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Cape Hatteras State Park
by Agan, Kelly. Cape Hatteras State Park By Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, 2015 Established: 1935 GPS [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Carolina Beach State Park
by Agan, Kelly. Carolina Beach State Park (Originally Masonboro State Park) By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015; Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Carvers Creek State Park
by Agan, Kelly. Authorized by the General Assembly in 2005, Carvers Creek State Park in Cumberland County is an example of a state park combining both historical and natural heritage. The park was authorized under [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Cataloochee Ranch and Ski Area
by Wright, Marilyn, Wyche, Kathleen B. Cataloochee Ranch and Ski Area, the first ski slope south of Virginia, encompasses approximately 1,000 acres on a ridge above Maggie Valley in Haywood County. Forester Tom Alexander and his wife [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chimney Rock State Park
by Agan, Kelly. Chimney Rock State Park (Orginally, Hickory Nut Gorge State Park) By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2011, 2015; Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
by . Cliffs of the Neuse State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1945 GPS Coordinates: 35.2354,-77.8932 Size: 892 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Crabtree Creek State Park
by Agan, Kelly. Crabtree Creek State Park (William B. Umstead State Park) By Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, 2015 Established: 1943 GPS [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Crowders Mountain State Park
by . Crowders Mountain State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1973 GPS Coordinates: 35.213316, -81.293555 Size: 5,126 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Dismal Swamp State Park
by . Dismal Swamp State Park (Originally Dismal Swamp State Natural Area) By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 https://www.ncparks.gov/ Established: 1974 (natural Area); [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Elk Knob State Park
by . Elk Knob State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 2003 GPS [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Eno River State Park
by Agan, Kelly. Eno River State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015; Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Exploring North Carolina: Historic Places, Monuments, Unique Cultural Sites & Natural Areas
by Agan, Kelly. Exploring North Carolina:  Historic Places, Monuments, Unique Cultural Sites, State Parks and Natural Areas NCpedia resources with historic site information, lists, and links North [...] (from NCpedia.)
Exploring North Carolina: North Carolina State Parks, Trails, Lakes, Rivers & Natural Areas
by Agan, Kelly. The North Carolina State Parks system was launched on March 3, 1915 when the General Assembly passed legislation appropriating funds to buy land for a park at Mount Mitchell. A year later, following [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Falls Lake State Recreation Area
by . Falls Lake State Recreation Area   By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1982 GPS [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
by . Fort Fisher State Recreation Area By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1986 GPS Coordinates: 33.9534,-77.929 Size: 287 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Fort Macon State Park
by . Fort Macon State Park   By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1924 GPS Coordinates: 34.697952,-76.67834 Size: 424 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
French Broad River State Trail
by Agan, Kelly. French Broad River State Trail Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, 2015 Established: 1987 GPS Coordinates:      35.135785, -82.818458 (near Brevard and [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Goose Creek State Park
by . Goose Creek State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1974 GPS Coordinates: 35.481853,-76.901414 Size: 1,672 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Gorges State Park
by . Gorges State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2005, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1999 GPS Coordinates: 35.097,-82.9522 Size: 7,709 acres See [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Grandfather Mountain State Park
by . Grandfather Mountain State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 https://www.ncparks.gov/ Established: 2009 GPS Coordinates: 36.11139,-81.8125 Size: 2,644 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
by Blethen, H. Tyler. The movement to create national parks in the United States to preserve the environment from human encroachment and development began with the establishment of Yellowstone in 1872. Unlike national [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hammocks Beach State Park
by Agan, Kelly. Hammocks Beach State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015; Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1961 GPS [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Hanging Rock State Park
by . Hanging Rock State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1936 GPS Coordinates: 36.411906,-80.254122 Size: 7,869 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Haw River State Park
by . Haw River State Park North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 2003 GPS Coordinates: 36.250646,-79.756364 Size: 1,379 acres See [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 1: Introduction
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 1: Introduction by Alan Eakes, Lewis Ledford, and Don Reuter, 2011. NC Division of Parks of Recreation, NC Department of Cultural [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 4: WWII and Post WWII Developments
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 5: Growth through Donations and LWCF Assistance, 1956-1970
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 7: Reservoirs, Re-evaluations and New Initiatives, 1980-1989
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 8: Financial Resources Committed to State Parks, 1990-1999
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
History of the North Carolina State Park System - Part 9: Planning for the Future and Growing Parks and Conservation in a Rapidly Growing State, 2000-2011
by Eakes, Alan, Reuter, Don, Ledford, Lewis. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Birth of a State Park System, 1891-1933; Part 3: Expansion through Public Donations and Federal Public Works Programs, 1934-1941; Part 4: WWII and Post WWII [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Jockey's Ridge State Park
by . Jockey's Ridge State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1975 GPS Coordinates: 35.9642,-75.633 Size: 426 acres See [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Jones Lake State Park
by . Jones Lake State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1939 GPS Coordinates: 34.682743, -78.595423 Size: 1,669 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
by Agan, Kelly. Jordan Lake State Recreation Area North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1981 GPS Coordinates: 35.7369,-79.0169 Size: 4,558 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
by . Kerr Lake State Recreation Area North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Lake James State Park
by Agan, Kelly. Lake James State Park By Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, 2015 Established: 1987 GPS [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Lake Norman State Park
by . Lake Norman State Park (Originally Duke Power State Park) By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1962 GPS [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Lake Waccamaw State Park
by . Lake Waccamaw State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 https://www.ncparks.gov/ Established: 1976 GPS [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Lumber River State Park
by Agan, Kelly. Lumber River State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015; contributions by Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Mayo River State Park
by . Mayo River State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 2003 GPS Coordinates: 36.4388,-79.938171 Size: 2,187 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Medoc Mountain State Park
by . Medoc Mountain State Park North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/   See also: Sydney Weller Established: 1973 GPS [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Merchants Millpond State Park
by . Merchants Millpond State Park North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1973 GPS Coordinates: 36.437105, -76.701580 Size: 3,447 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Morrow Mountain State Park
by . Morrow Mountain State Park By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation Excerpted from Morrow Mountain State Park Plan, February 1979, North Department of Natural Resources and [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
by . Mount Jefferson State Natural Area (formerly Mt. Jefferson State Park) North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1956, 1999 GPS [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Mount Mitchell State Park
by . More than a billion years ago, the Black Mountains were formed. This mighty range of peaks once stood lofty and rugged. But over millions of years, wind, water and other forces wore down the [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
New River State Park
by . New River State Park North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1975 GPS Coordinates: 36.46768,-81.34035 Size: 2,878 acres See [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
North Carolina History Interactive Timeline: North Carolina State Parks, Recreation & Natural Areas
by Agan, Kelly. North Carolina History Interactive Timeline: History of North Carolina State Parks, Recreation & Natural Areas By Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
North Carolina Mountains to Sea Trail
by Agan, Kelly. North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea State Trail By Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, 2016 Established: 2000 GPS Coordinates:   Western [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Pettigrew State Park
by . Pettigrew State Park North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1936 GPS Coordinates: 35.804226,-76.449051 Size: 5,830 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Pilot Mountain State Park
by . Pilot Mountain State Park North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1968 GPS Coordinates: 36.341276,-80.462938 Size: 3,663 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Powell, Sallie: Mr. Dewitt's Lake
by Cecelski, David S. I visited Sallie Powell in Elizabethtown to learn about an all-but-forgotten landmark of African-American history: the swimming beaches and campground at Jones Lake. Created in 1939, Jones Lake State [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Raven Rock State Park
by . Raven Rock State Park North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 1974, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1970 GPS Coordinates: 35.4597,-78.9127 Size: 4,694 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Reedy Creek State Park
by Agan, Kelly. Reedy Creek State Park By Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, 2016 Established: 1950 GPS Coordinates: 35.833731, -78.760208 Size: 1,234 [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Rendezvous Mountain State Educational Forest
by Agan, Kelly. Rendezvous Mountain State Educational Forest By Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library, 2015   Established: 1926 (State Park); 1984 (State Educational Forest) GPS [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Simpkins, Mary Lea: The Yates Mill
by Cecelski, David S. Mary Lea Simpkins grew up around one of the state's oldest grist mills, the Yates Mill just off Lake Wheeler Road south of Raleigh. For more than 200 years the Yates Mill ground meal and flour for [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Singletary Lake State Park
by . Singletary Lake State Park North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1939 GPS Coordinates: 34.5831,-78.4496 Size: 649 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
South Mountains State Park
by . The South Mountains, carved out of the Blue Ridge by erosion, are a broad belt of peaks and knobs rising abruptly from a deep valley. These steep, rugged mountains encompass 100,000 acres in [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
State Parks
by Branch, Paul, Diem, Gordon Neal, Conner, Elizabeth H., Tingley, Carol A. State Parks by Gordon Neal Diem and Carol A. Tingley, 2006 Additional research by Paul Branch and Elizabeth H. Conner. See also: History of the North Carolina State Park System (NC [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stone Mountain State Park
by . Stone Mountain State Park North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 1994, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1969 GPS Coordinates: 36.3873,-81.0273 Size: 14,351 [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
by Roundtree, Lynn. Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, part of the North Carolina State Parks System, is a 676-acre natural area located one mile southeast of Southern Pines in Moore County. Established in 1963 [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve
by . Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve By North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, 2015 http://ncparks.gov/ Established: 1963 GPS Coordinates: 35.147262, [...] (from NC Division of Parks and Recreation, NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
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