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“very historical and getting better”

Carvers Creek State Park
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Carver's Creek, one of NC newerparks, is the home of the Long Valley farm, the winter home of James Stillman Rockefeller a grand nephew of Jon Rockefeller. He was an Olympic rowing champion in the 1924 Paris Olympics and the CEO of Citigroup. The home is being renovated although the park service does conduct occasional tours. The home overlooks a 100 acre millpond that........oops! They didn't tell me the pond was gone..... yes the pond is currently gone. Heavy rains in September 2016 washed the millponds dam away so the pond currently does not exist...the dam is being reconstructed but may take 5 years to complete.... bummer for the fisherman but I as always didn't come to fish but to hike!. This is a small park on the outskirts of Spring Lake N.C. and one part of the trail system does back up to private residences, another part borders Fort Bragg. But a nice park it is. Actually the lake with out water was very fascinating seeing the water cypress trees without water and the huge root system these trees have. Not sorry I went this one gets 5 stars and being that development is ongoing it will only get better.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love to bring our grandson here! The trails are great and easy for young ones. He loves to explore and you feel like you're somewhere visiting or traveling! It's so nice having this so close to home! The best part is it doesn't even cost anything!

Thank Annie P
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We always love coming here. There are a few different paths to take and walk around and the lake used to be really nice. Since the hurricane in 2016 it's changed alot but still really awesome to see the Cyprus tree roots. Perfect place for walking dogs or running kids around.

Thank CassyLu1981
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the park. Lots to do and see. Great for families of all ages, a beautiful locale!

Thank Brainman56
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Carver's Creek State Park is a hidden gem among the development around Fayetteville and Fort Bragg. A little more than a half mile hike from the welcome center is a beautiful piece of property that transports you to a much earlier time in North Carolina's history. The property is more than a thousand acres of pine forest, cypress pond, and a plantation style home complete with a grist mill. Unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew caused severe damage to the property which, as of now, has not been repaired. I am sure that with the proper funding and development by the State, Carver Creek State Park could be one of the prettiest parks in the State.

Thank TheSouthernExplorer
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