North Carolina State Parks: A Niche Guide

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Boasting more than 50 parks and natural and recreation areas, North Carolina’s state park system offers something for everyone. Twelve million people seek sanctuary in the parks’ diverse natural areas every year and learn about cultural and natural history from interpretive rangers. The state’s scenic beauty is reflected in the varied park system holdings, which range from ancient Mount Mitchell to the wind-scoured dunes of Jockey’s Ridge. As new parks are created and existing parks increase in size, the park ...
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Overview

Boasting more than 50 parks and natural and recreation areas, North Carolina’s state park system offers something for everyone. Twelve million people seek sanctuary in the parks’ diverse natural areas every year and learn about cultural and natural history from interpretive rangers. The state’s scenic beauty is reflected in the varied park system holdings, which range from ancient Mount Mitchell to the wind-scoured dunes of Jockey’s Ridge. As new parks are created and existing parks increase in size, the park system continually offers new opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

North Carolina State Parks: A Niche Guide connects people to parks and is the essential companion for out-of-state visitors and North Carolinians alike. If you are interested in natural and cultural history, hiking, photography, birding, paddling, camping, or just an outing with the family, the portable full-color guidebook provides key travel information that will make every park visit educational, enjoyable, and safe.

Ida Phillips Lynch is an environmental writer and the author of The Duke Forest at 75: A Resource for All Seasons and North Carolina Afield. The communications coordinator for the Triangle Land Conservancy, Ida was formerly the director of communications for The Nature Conservancy, NC Chapter.

Writer/producer Bill Pendergraft founded Environmental Media, an 18-year-old company that designs and produces media to support environmental education. The company has written and produced more than 500 award-winning guides, programs, and series including Wild, NC, a 20-program series on North Carolina State Parks for UNC-TV.

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North Carolina boasts over 30 state parks, but astonishingly, this is the first book devoted to them in more than a decade. Coauthors Ida Phillips Lynch and Bill Pendergraft have done their homework, crafting an indispensable book for residents and visitors alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979459108
  • Publisher: Blair, John F. Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Pages: 123
  • Sales rank: 1,378,290
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     4
Foreword     5
Introduction     6
Mountains
Chimney Rock State Park: Park in Progress     12
Elk Knob State Park     14
Gorges State Park     16
Lake James State Park     18
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area     20
Mount Mitchell Stale Park     22
New River State Park     24
Stone Mountain State Park     26
Piedmont
Crowders Mountain State Park     30
Deep River State Trail: Park in Progress     32
Eno River State Park/Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area     34
Falls Lake State Recreation Area     38
Hanging Rock State Park     40
Haw River State Park: Park in Progress     42
Hemlock Bluffs State Natural Area     43
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area     44
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area     46
Lake Norman State Park     48
Lower Haw River State Natural Area: Park in Progress     50
Mayo River State Park: Park in Progress     52
Medoc Mountain State Park     54
Morrow Mountain State Park     56
Pilot Mountain State Park     58
Raven RockState Park     60
South Mountains State Park     62
William B. Umstead State Park     64
Coastal Plain
Carolina Beach State Park     68
Carvers Creek Sandhills State Park: Park in Progress     70
Chowan Swamp State Natural Area     72
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park     74
Dismal Swamp State Park     76
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area     80
Fort Macon State Park/Theodore Roosevelt State Natural Area     82
Goose Creek State Park     86
Hammocks Beach State Park     88
Jockey's Ridge State Park     90
Jones Lake State Park/Singletary Lake State Park     92
Lake Waccamaw State Park     96
Lumber River State Park     98
Masonboro Island State Natural Area     102
Merchants Millpond State Park     104
Pettigrew State Park     106
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve     110
About Niche Publishing LLC     114
Friends of State Parks     115
Conservation Community in North Carolina     116
The Best of     120
Further Reading     121
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    Great NC Parks Guide

    Very informative and very motivating.

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