Carolina Beach State Park
This popular coastal attraction is about 30 minutes from Wilmington and boasts a marina that provides prime access to some of North Carolina’s best fishing spots. With lots of camping sites and hiking trails, visitors can explore this diverse ecosystem and may even spot the rare Venus flytrap plant!
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
Located in Seven Springs, North Carolina, this historic landmark features impressive cliffs that overlook the Neuse River. From an array of campsites to miles of hiking trails and quiet fishing holes, there is something for everyone. A family favorite is the 11-acre swimming lake with bathhouse, grassy lawn, sandy beach, and rental boats.
Raven Rock State Park
The Cape Fear River is a frequent hiking destination for visitors of this park located in Lillington, North Carolina. Lanier Falls, the Fish Traps rapids, or the massive Raven Rock are popular as well. You can find primitive backcountry camping areas, and there is also a separate equestrian area on the river’s north bank.
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