Bike Trails and Notification of a General Membership Board Meeting

Bike Trails and Notification of a General Membership Board Meeting

The long-awaited beginner bike trail loop at Raven Rock State Park will be open to the public September 2, 2017.  Please join Raven Rock Park Staff and the Friends of Raven Rock State Park (FRARO) for opening festivities. Ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the bike trail will be held @ 9:30AM.  Location will be at the bike trail head located in the Moccasin Branch Parking Field on the Eastern end of the park. Signs directing visitors to this event…

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Car Break-in Prevention

Car Break-in Prevention

There has been a rash of smash-and- grab car break-ins in and around Harnett County over the last several months. Several park visitor vehicles parked in the parking lots at Raven Rock State Park have been hit. Thieves are smashing windows of locked cars and taking valuables stowed in the passenger area. Park staff is urging you to take precautions to prevent becoming a victim while visiting our naturally wonderful park. Click her for some tips to help you prepare for your visit.

First Day Hike a HUGE Success!

First Day Hike a HUGE Success!

Raven Rock had the second most popular First Day Hike event in NC State Parks again this year with 225 participants! NC State Parks held hikes statewide with nearly 3,500 hikers overall. The first hike of the day saw 89 hikers and 11 dogs. The second hike of the day saw over 100 hikers! We love that you love this park! Check out the press coverage we got on this too from the Raleigh News and Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article52653400.html, and the Sanford…

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Trail Trek and Centennial Celebration Success!

Trail Trek and Centennial Celebration Success!

The annual Raven Rock Trail Trek was a rousing success this year, doubling last year’s participant numbers. Trekkers hiked 10 miles and were treated to lunch, an event t-shirt, and a wrist band. Organizer, and FRARO Secretary, John Skuce said he was very pleased with the results. The NC Parks Centennial Celebration, combined with Earth Day and the Disappearing Frogs Project were equally successful. Park staff member, Jessie Summers, pulled together the exhibitors and demonstrations, which included everything from wildlife rescue (owls…

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