North Carolina's National Parks

Explore the Park Sites of the Old North State


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Visit North Carolina soon and experience and wide range of impressive and attractive National Parks. The Old North State is rich in early American history and features diverse outdoor recreation.

The Tar Heel State is home to 10 National Parks – more than 16,500,000 people visit on an annual basis. There are also two National Heritage Areas, 13 National Natural Landmarks, and 38 National Historic Landmarks – there's much to see and do in North Carolina.

The Wright Brothers National Monument marks the spot of their first successful flight, Cape Lookout National Seashore yields a wealth of aquatic adventures, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park sprawls across more than 500,000 acres.