Alerts and Important Information
Picnic Shelter will be closed on weekends from April 1st, 2015 to May 31st, 2015 and September 1st, 2015 to November 15th, 2015.
Alcoholic beverages and fireworks are prohibited. Firearms are prohibited except for with the proper license.
Please arrive before 12 noon to ensure parking for your group. Parking is very limited, carpool when possible. Shelter reservation does not constitute a guarantee of parking availability.
Pets are allowed except in park buildings, but they must be on a leash no longer than six feet and cannot be left unattended.
Special activity permit is required for special events like weddings, bike events, festivals, etc. Please contact the park office for further information.
Unlicensed vehicles, motorcycles, golf carts, ATV's and mini-bikes are prohibited with the exception of mobility-aid devices used by a mobility-impaired person. All vehicles are prohibited from walkways, trails and other areas not designated for such purposes.
This shelter is not reservable on holidays for during leaf season (10/1 - 11/15) due to no parking.
Park Hours Change with the seasons. Please be aware of gate hours. Gates are not opened if you arrive after closing time, regardless of whether you have a reservation. Campers are locked in once the gate closes until the following morning.
Gates lock at specific hours posted upon entering the park throughout the year.
January, February, November, December: 8am-6pm (River section areas 830 am-5pm)
March,April, May, September, October: 8am-8pm (river section areas 830 am-7pm)
June, July August: 8am-9pm (river section areas 830 am-8pm)
North Carolina state park rules and regulations are posted in each park and enforced by rangers. Violating these rules and regulations is a misdemeanor and may result in a fine and revocation of permit.
State vehicle and traffic laws are enforced, and the speed limit is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.
North Carolina state parks are wildlife sanctuaries; no hunting is allowed and collecting plants, minerals and artifacts is prohibited. State fishing regulations are enforced.