BASIC RULES AND REGULATIONS

BASIC RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • North Carolina State Park rules and regulations are posted and enforced in each park. Violations are misdemeanors and may result in a fine and revocation of permit.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Firearms and other weapons are prohibited except that those with a proper permit may possess a concealed handgun in permitted areas and under the requirements of North Carolina G.S. 14-269 and G.S. 14-415.11. All firearms and weapons are prohibited in state park visitor centers and park offices. Persons acting under this exception should take notice that certain Division managed properties are owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and subject to separate regulations governing firearms. Accordingly, concealed handguns are prohibited at Falls Lake, Jordan Lake and Kerr Lake State Recreation Areas.
  • North Carolina state parks are wildlife sanctuaries; no hunting is allowed and collecting plants, minerals and artifacts is prohibited. State fishing regulations are enforced.
  • Pets are allowed except in park buildings and swim areas, but must be on a leash no longer than six feet and cannot be left unattended.
  • Campground quiet hours are enforced. Fires in undesignated areas are prohibited.
  • State vehicle and traffic laws are enforced. 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.