Best State Parks around Durham, NC

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Carvers Creek State Park

Carvers Creek State Park
2505 Long Valley Road
Spring Lake, NC
Amenities at the relatively new Carvers Creek State Park have centered on Long Valley Farm, the historic retreat of a Rockefeller family member, as...
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Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
240 Park Entrance Road
Seven Springs, NC
The site of Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, with impressive cliffs overlooking the Neuse River, has been a landmark for centuries. Five hiking trai...
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Eno River State Park

Eno River State Park
6101 Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC
Eno River State Park—like its namesake—flows near urban areas of Durham and Orange counties with five scattered access areas, each just...
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Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Falls Lake State Recreation Area
13304 Creedmoor Rd
Wake Forest, NC
Falls Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of seven access areas scattered around the shoreline of this undeveloped, 12,000-acre reservoir. M...
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Hanging Rock State Park

Hanging Rock State Park
1790 Hanging Rock Park Road
Danbury, NC
Since its creation as a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps project, Hanging Rock State Park has offered the best of a traditional outdoor experience...
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Haw River State Park

Haw River State Park
339 Conference Center Drive
Browns Summit, NC
Located in the northern Piedmont Triad region, picturesque terrain makes Haw River State Park the perfect place to connect with nature. Housed with...
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High Bridge Trail State Park

High Bridge Trail State Park
6888 Green Bay Road
Green Bay, VA
High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Once a rail bed, the trail is wide, level and gen...
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Holliday Lake State Park

Holliday Lake State Park
2759 State Park Road
Appomattox, VA
Deep in the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest, Holliday Lake is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. Fishing for largemouth bass, crappie and bl...
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Jones Lake State Park

Jones Lake State Park
4117 Hwy 242 N
Elizabethtown, NC
Jones Lake State Park has long been a community destination for lazy picnics under the shade of tall pines and swimming in the lake’s shallow...
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Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
280 State Park Road
Apex, NC
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of nine access areas scattered around the shoreline of this undeveloped, 14,000-acre reservoir. M...
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Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
6254 Satterwhite Point Road
Henderson, NC
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of seven access areas scattered around the shoreline of this 50,000-acre reservoir that reaches int...
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Mayo River State Park

Mayo River State Park
500 Old Mayo Park Road
Mayodan, NC
Envisioned as a riverine park along the Mayo River corridor from Virginia to the Town of Mayodan, Mayo River State park is under development, but o...
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Medoc Mountain State Park

Medoc Mountain State Park
1541 Medoc State Park Road
Hollister, NC
Serenity seems to pervade Medoc Mountain State Park, enhanced by gentle Fishing Creek and a scenic open meadow that spreads from the picnic grounds...
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Morrow Mountain State Park

Morrow Mountain State Park
49104 Morrow Mountain Road
Albemarle, NC
Choose an adventure at Morrow Mountain State Park, whether it’s hiking, camping, paddling, fishing, horseback riding, swimming or just taking...
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Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
625 Virginia Cates Road
Hillsborough, NC
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area offers a quick escape into nature with its three miles of trail exploring riverside forests, bluffs reachin...
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Occoneechee State Park

Occoneechee State Park
1192 Occoneechee Park Road
Clarksville, VA
Named for Native Americans who lived in the area for hundreds of years, Occoneechee is on the John H. Kerr Reservoir, better known as Buggs Island ...
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Raven Rock State Park

Raven Rock State Park
3009 Raven Rock Road
Lillington, NC
The Cape Fear River is the frequent hiking destination for visitors entering Raven Rock State Park, whether it’s Lanier Falls, the Fish Traps...
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Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Smith Mountain Lake State Park
1235 State Park Road
Huddleston, VA
On the second largest freshwater lake in the state, this picturesque park is the water enthusiast's paradise. There are numerous water activities, ...
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Staunton River Battlefield State Park

Staunton River Battlefield State Park
1035 Fort Hill Trail
Randolph, VA
This park is a 300-acre Civil War historic site where a ragtag group of 700 Confederate old men and young boys beat the odds and held off an assaul...
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Staunton River State Park

Staunton River State Park
1170 Staunton Trail
Scottsburg, VA
Tucked neatly into the heart of Virginia, about 25 miles from the North Carolina border, Staunton River offers much to families and outdoor enthusi...
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