Assessment finds serious damage from Hurricane Florence to SPs and other PAs along Carolina coast

COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA — Natural areas, state parks, reserves and other public lands on the coast suffered varying degrees of damage and some remain closed as a result, including two coastal state parks.

Katie Hall, public information officer for the state Division of Parks and Recreation, said that within the first week after the storm, 29 of the 41 state parks and recreation areas were opened and as of Tuesday, all but these four are open: Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, Raven Rock State Park, Carolina Beach State Park and Hammocks Beach State Park.

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