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Quiz: Which North Carolina state park are you?

Which North Carolina State Park are you?, College of Natural Resources, Chimney Rock Sate Park courtesy Steven McBride

Several of North Carolina’s state parks are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, getting outside is still important for mental and physical well-being. NC State’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management knows the value parks bring to our natural and cultural landscapes. They promote conservation while allowing visitors to enjoy nature and learn about local ecosystems.

So get outside, take a walk and take our quiz to find out which park you should plan to visit next.

I would describe myself as…

Which North Carolina State Park are you?, College of Natural Resources, Mt. Rainier - 1 Photo Credit: Lauren McLaughlin

What is your favorite thing to do outside?

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What is your favorite animal?

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What is your favorite plant?

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What is your ideal nature getaway?

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Quiz: Which North Carolina State Park are you?
Chimney Rock State Park

Which North Carolina State Park are you?, College of Natural Resources, Chimney Rock Sate Park courtesy Steven McBride

Chimney Rock State Park is in the Western North Carolina mountains. Its known for its 404 foot waterfall, breathtaking views, and rare plant and animal species.
Hanging Rock State Park

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Hanging Rock State Park is in Danbury, NC. Hike to hanging rock itself to see beautiful views of the town below. The park also features two waterfalls and a lake open for swimming and canoeing.
William B. Umstead State Park

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William B. Umstead State Park is just 10 miles northwest of downtown Raleigh. With over 20 miles of hiking trails and 13 miles of multi-use trails, it's the perfect spot for hikers, runners, and bikers alike. Umstead is also home to 3 manmade lakes.
Carolina Beach State Park

Which North Carolina State Park are you?, College of Natural Resources, Carolina Beach State Park, courtesy Vicki Howe Photography

Carolina Beach State Park is located 10 miles south of Wilmington. It's known for its marina that provides access to some of NC's best fishing spots and hiking trails that explore a variety of habitats. It's also home to the Venus Fly Trap.
Gorges State Park

Which North Carolina State Park are you?, College of Natural Resources, Gorges State Park, courtesy Waterfall Hiker - 1

Gorges State Park is located in Translyvania County. It's home to 26 waterfalls, rugged river gorges, and a portion of the 70-mile Foothills Trail. It's also a great place for backpacking and hoseback riding.