Carvers Creek State Park
2505 Long Valley Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390-1645
Authorized by the General Assembly in 2005,
Carvers Creek State Park in Cumberland County is in the early stages
of development for public use. A master plan been prepared for
what will be North Carolina's 36th state park and encompass more
than 4,000 acres.
The first major acquisition for the state park
was 1,371 acres of longleaf pine forest near U.S. 401 north of
Fayetteville, with the help of The Nature Conservancy. This
longleaf pine ecosystem is an important habitat for several
endangered and protected plant and animal species, most notably the
Pending land acquisition in this area will expand
this section of the park to the eastern edge of Ft. Bragg. In
the summer of 2010, the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation
accepted the donation of the 1,420-acre Long Valley Farm from The
Nature Conservancy. This historic farm was once the estate of
James Stillman Rockefeller.
On September 9, 2013, interim park facilities
were opened to the public at the Long Valley Farm Access. The
initial park facilities include a ranger contact station, a picnic
area, lake fishing access, and two hiking trails.