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May 2022

CityView Magazine - Fayetteville, NC

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Page 14 of 53 | 11 Carvers Creek is North Carolina's 36th state park. Special activities like 5K runs are hosted throughout the year and there is a full calendar for tours, classes and canoe trips. The park also offers hiking, fishing, picnic tables and educational programs. offered, including tours of the historic home of the late James Stillman Rockefeller. Local species are highlighted in outdoor classes. e longleaf pine is a significant feature of the park, along with wiregrass and other native plants. If you are interested in birdwatching, the Sandhills access is where you want to watch for the federally protected red-cockaded woodpecker. ere is also a secret pond surrounded by open grass and wildflowers behind the visitors center. Around the pond are multiple picnic tables and an open fire ring, making it a fantastic lunch-date spot or family picnic area. Whether you're a nature lover or just want to explore what is special to the Sandhills, a visit to Carvers Creek State Park is a wonderful way to spend a day. Carvers Creek State Park Address: 2505 Long Valley Road, Spring Lake; 995 McCloskey Road, Fayetteville Hours: November-February, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; March-May, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; June-August, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; September- October, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Christmas Day Cost: Free Contact: 910-436-4681; carvers.creek@;

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