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North Carolina National Parks

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The North Carolina National parks Map marks all the major trails (National parks and Recreation Areas) of the state. The map presents relevant information about the geographical position of the national parks of the place. The map also reveals significant details about Interstate Highways and states Highways, major Towns near the national park area.

North Carolina National Parks


How many National Parks are located in North Carolina?

There are 9 National parks in North Carolina. Only the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a traditional park. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is also a World Heritage Site.

Other parks include heritage areas, historic sites, national seashores, historic sites, national seashores, historic trails, and memorials managed by the National Park Service. Several of the parks include other states besides North Carolina. The National parks of North Carolina include:

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
  • The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Cape Lookout National Seashore
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • Moores Creek National Park
  • Guilford Courthouse

List of National Parks in North Carolina

S. No Name Area Established Location
1 Cape Lookout National Seashore 28,243 acres (11,430 ha) Mar 10, 1966 Outer Banks, Carteret County, North Carolina, United States
2 Moores Creek National Battlefield 88 acres (0.36 km2) Jun 2, 1926 Pender County, North Carolina, USA
3 Guilford Courthouse National Military Park 220.25 acres (89.13 ha) Mar 2, 1917 Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
4 Cape Hatteras National Seashore 30,351 acres (122.83 km2) Jan 12, 1953 Outer Banks, Dare County & Hyde County, North Carolina, USA
5 Great Smoky Mountains National Park 522,419 acres (816.280 sq mi; 211,415 ha; 2,114.15 km2) Swain & Haywood counties in North Carolina; Sevier, Blount, & Cocke counties in Tennessee, U.S.


List of National Parks in North Carolina

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park:

    This park is the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. It is world-renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains. This park is America’s most visited national park.

  • Moores Creek National Battlefield:

    The park commemorates the 1776 victory by a thousand patriots over about eight hundred Loyalists at the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge. An A1-mile trail with wayside exhibits leads through the battlefield and across Moores Creek. The historic bridge site is located along the trail.

  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park:

    The park site commemorates the Battle of Guilford Courthouse that was fought in 1871. When you visit the Military park, the monuments and markers there are interpretations of actual events that transpired during the battle.

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore:

    Shaped by the forces of water, wind, and storms these Islands are ever-changing. One can experience the sound of ocean waves, the starry night sky, or the calm of the salt marshes.

  • Cape Lookout National Seashore:

    A boat ride three miles off-shore brings you to the barrier islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Horse watching, shelling, fishing, birding, camping, lighthouse climbing, and touring historic villages can be done there.

Things to Do in National Parks in North Carolina

  • Visiting Cades Cove as it is one of the most popular destinations of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Cades Cove is known for its beautiful mountain scenery, wildlife viewing, historic homes, and churches.
  • Hikers enjoy the smoky mountains during all months of the year. The 8-mile round trip jaunt to Charlie Bunion, located on the Appalachian Trail, is a popular day hike.
  • Beach activities and Fishing on the sandy beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore.
  • Camping activities near the Ocean or parks are great options. The parks offer several different types of Campsite.
  • One can explore diverse wildlife at Cape Hatteras National Seashore such as Sea Turtles, Seals, and more.

Best Time to Visit National Parks in North Carolina

The best times to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are the summer (June, July, and August) and the fall. July is the busiest month of the summer season. while October weekends draw in search of autumn foliage.

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