Closing Announcement

Closing Announcement

Due to Hurricane Florence related weather events, Raven Rock State Park will be closing it’s gates Wednesday evening at 5:00PM. The Park will remained closed until further notice.

Wet Weather

Wet Weather

Please be sure to check the Raven Rock’s website for trail closings before coming out to Raven Rock State Park. The bike and bridle trails area currently closed due too much rain.

Raven Rock’s New Superintendent

Raven Rock’s New Superintendent

Meet Raven Rock State Park’s new Superintendent, John Privette. John, a native North Carolinian, grew up in Union County. After graduating from Appalachian State University with a degree in Recreation Management, he went on to become the assistant manager of a fishing and scuba diving company in South Carolina. Privette started his career with North Carolina State Parks at Carolina Beach State Park as an Assistant Park Ranger. In June of 2007 he moved up in position at Lumber River…

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Training Compasses Donated to Park

Training Compasses Donated to Park

This June, FRARO donated a Suunto instructional Compass Kit to the park. This kit has 30 compasses with lanyards, with a large instructional compass all in a neat carrying case. This kit will be used to train park visitors how to use a compass and orienteering. Park Superintendent, John Privette, said, “This is exactly what I wanted for the Park”.

New MicroEye Donated

New MicroEye Donated

Friends of Raven Rock (a.k.a. FRARO), has been busy raising funds more than six years through donations and membership drives, and Raven Rock State Park has benefitted. Over the past six years FRARO has donated a host of items to the park including trail tools; water for volunteers; educational materials; bird food and sugar for Hummingbirds; display cabinets; stamps for passport books; partnered with donors for 21 benches, with a goal for 9 more; and installed a six-foot communal fire…

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Friends of Raven Rock Donate Junior Ranger Badges This spring, FRARO donated funds to purchase new Junior Ranger Badges for the NC Parks’ program. Junior Rangers is a fun way for children to explore with their family, scouts troop or youth group. Activities are geared for children ages 6-12. A different Junior Ranger patch is awarded at each park.

Pollinator Party a Buzzy Success

Pollinator Party a Buzzy Success

The Park’s Annual Pollinator Party was a big event at the today. Beekeepers, horticulturalists, and a hummingbird bander were all on hand, as well as a butterfly expert, and fun crafts for the kiddos. FRARO had a booth here too, giving out bananas, apples, oranges, granola bars and water, along with talking to visitors about all the great trails and fun things to do. Many thanks to Jessie Summers, with the NC Park Service, for organizing this special event, and…

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Donut Day at the Park

Donut Day at the Park

A fun time was had by all on Saturday, June 16th, as we celebrated park visitors with a Donut Day! Bananas, apples, coffee, water, granola bars and of course, donuts, were all available for visitors as we chatted with them about the park, and about Friends of Raven Rock. Dogs were celebrated too with some dog biscuits. And the Hummingbirds were busy just around the corner getting their fill of some sweet water.

National Pollinator Week Party

National Pollinator Week Party

Come to Raven Rock State Park’s Visitor Center on Saturday, June 23rd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and help us celebrate National Pollinator Week. Learn about bees, butterflies and hummingbirds and their importance to our worlds food supply. There will be live demonstrations with butterflies from the Backyard Butterflies, Harnett County Beekeepers will have honeybees, honeybee equipment and educational displays along with some local honey for tasting.  Susan Campbell, licensed hummingbird bander and lead hummingbird researcher in North Carolina will…

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Notification of a General Membership Board Meeting

Notification of a General Membership Board Meeting

   Friends of Raven Rock State Park Notification of a General Membership Board Meeting June 2nd, 2018 @ 10AM Please join us for our 2018 Spring/Summer General Membership meeting at the Raven Rock State Park Visitor Center @10AM. Guests are welcome to attend and participate in the discussion about what we all can do for Raven Rock State Park. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a subchapter of the North Carolina Friends of State Parks (www.ncfsp.org). Hope to see you…

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