Raven Rock State Park, Lillington

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  • We visited on a Friday morning. The ranger at the desk was most helpful and friendly. The exhibits and video in the Visitors's Center were interesting. We then hiked down to the river to see the Rock....  more »
  • Beautiful, scenic hiking. Don't expect real dramatic waterfall at Lanier Falls, but do hike out to it - the scenery is beautiful and the hike is strenuous in some spots. Great place to walk the dogs a...  more »
  • Staff at park office was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The info center was very good at explaining the geology of the park and surrounding areas A quick hike on a short trail was all the time I ...  more »
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  • Very fun experience. Nice place to be with family. Parking and the walk was free. Signs are posted to guide you through the area. Very beautiful place. Picnic area with tables and grill area with a roof. Pets are allowed.
  • Awesome place once we figured out how to get down to the rock! There were no direct signs pointing towards the trail so we had to ask several people. There are a lot of steep winding steps leading down to the rock so be careful! And be prepared for a lot of walking! Pee first!
  • Raven Rock is an amazing place to go hiking and now they even have a mountain biking trail :) They have a slightly newer visitor's center that was built several years ago. Great facilities and restrooms are nice, for well .... outdoor restrooms. The Cape Fear River flows right through the park area. A couple sections of the trail actually go right by the river.
  • Beautiful park covered with mature hardwoods and scattered pines. Great selection of trails ranging from ~.5 mile down and backs to ~3-5 mile loops. Most of the trails make their way down to a most gorgeous shallow, rocky span of the Cape Fear River. It's crystal clear (when the rain holds off) and I spend almost every warm weekend trudging between Lanier Falls and the Fish Traps fly fishing. The fish do not disappoint, and if you like snakes or waterfowl, they do not disappoint either! Great place to photograph wildlife. Also an excellent place to just go for a swim or find yourself a nice warm rock out in the river and cop some rays. Nice campsites too, a handful up near Lanier Falls and some group campsites downstream past the rock. Raven Rock has something for just about everyone if you're the outdoorsy type or just looking for some good exercise and fresh air. Nothing but praise! ***Just don't be an inconsiderate ass and leave your trash along the trails or in the river**
  • So many amazing trails and options to explore! You could visit multiple times and not get bored! Really enjoyed our time visiting the park!
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