Parks in North Carolina





The Blue Ridge Parkway provides both stunning scenery and close-up looks at the natural and cultural history of the southern Appalachian mountains.

Cape Hatteras, once dubbed the "Graveyard of the Atlantic", for its treacherous currents, shoals, and storms, has a wealth of history relating to shipwrecks and lighthouses. These dynamic islands provide a variety of habitats and are a valuable wintering
The 56 mile seashore consists of three undeveloped barrier islands - North Core Banks, South Core Banks and Shackleford Banks These islands may seem barren and isolated but offer many natural and historical features.




The first English attempts at colonization in the New World (1585-1587) are commemorated here. These efforts, sponsored by Sir Walter Raleigh, ended with the disappearance of 116 men, women and children (including two that were born in the New World). The
The battle fought here on March 15, 1781, was the largest, action of the Revolutionary War's climactic Southern Campaign. The serious loss of British manpower suffered at Guilford Courthouse foreshadowed Lord Cornwallis's final defeat at Yorktown seven mo





The 88 acre park commemorates the decisive February 27, 1776 victory by 1,000 Patriots over 1,600 Loyalists at the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge.












The first successful sustained powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine were made here by Wilbur and Orville Wright on December 17, 1903. A 60-foot granite monument, is perched atop Kill Devil Hill commemorating the achievement of these two visionari
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Two deserts, two large ecosystems whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation, come together at Joshua Tree National Park. The Colorado Desert encompasses the eastern part of the park and features natural gardens of creosote bush...
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Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.
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