Raven Rock State Park

Trails Status

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Hiking trails

Open

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Bike Trails

Closed

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Bridle Trails

Closed

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About the Park

Map of North Carolina with a star indicating the location of Raven Rock State Park

Located in Harnett County 40 miles southwest of Raleigh, Raven Rock State Park boasts the namesake 150-foot crystalline structure that overlooks the Cape Fear River. The trails along the bluffs that lead to the rock are dotted with beautiful wildflowers, including mountain laurel. Alternate hikes towards the river reward visitors with landmarks like Lanier Falls Rapids, Fish Traps Rapids, and the remains of the Northington Lock and Dam. Other accesses offer bridle trails, bike trails, and a campground with RV camping and camper cabins. 

Camping

  • Camper cabins
  • Tent sites (including backpacking sites and paddle-in sites)
  • Trailer and RV sites (some with electric, water, and sewer hookups)
  • Firewood

Activities

  • Hiking (26 miles)
  • Biking (13.5 miles)
  • Horseback riding (8 miles)
  • Paddling
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking

Amenities

  • Amphitheater
  • Auditorium and classroom
  • Picnic shelter
  • Visitor center and exhibits
  • Horse trailer parking
  • Bathhouse

Plan Your Visit

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Address

3009 Raven Rock Road, Lillington, NC 27546

GPS: 35.4597, -78.9127

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27546 Lillington, NC

Address

814 Moccasin Branch Road, Lillington, NC 27546

GPS: 35.4549, -78.9081

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27546 Lillington, NC

Park Hours

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Hours

January 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
February 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
April 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
May 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
June 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
July 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
August 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
September 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
October 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
December 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Open daily, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Education

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Photo Gallery

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Top: Base of Raven Rock, C. Peek

Gallery: Overlook, J. Davidson  |  Lanier Falls, C. Peek  |  Cedar Rock, J. Davidson  |  Avents Creek in the fall, J. Summers  |  Fish Traps, C. Peek