Amenities at the relatively new Carvers Creek State Park have centered on Long Valley Farm, the historic retreat of a Rockefeller family member, as the park continues to develop recreation opportunities. However, a dramatic flood in September 2016 severely damaged a dam and 100-acre millpond that is a significant park feature.

Fishing in the millpond, views from the floating observation deck and some trail opportunities are temporarily interrupted as repairs are being made.

The farm continues to offer scenic, contemplative hiking through longleaf pine forests, and rangers lead regular interpretive programs, including occasional tours through the vacation home of the late James Stillman Rockefeller, who bequeathed the property for conservation.

A long-range master plan includes varied recreation proposals for the park that encompasses more than 4,000 acres.


Carvers Creek State Park North Carolina
2505 Long Valley Rd, Spring Lake, NC 28390, United States



November to February:

8:00am to 6:00pm

March to May:

8:00am to 8:00pm

June to August:

8:00am to 9:00pm

September to October:

8:00am to 8:00pm

Closed Christmas Day


There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park.


Contact Details

Phone: (910) 436-4681


Official Website: Carvers Creek State Park


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Carvers Creek State Park:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


Carvers Creek State Park is a must-visit state park in North Carolina. Check out other state parks in North Carolina here.

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