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“Lovely place for a walk.”

Medoc Mountain State Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Hollister
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great walking paths, beautiful scenery. Also a nice field and barbeque and bathroom structure for parties or gatherings. They even have some interesting evening events there..once went to a walk where a ranger had a cd player with owl calls and we stopped along the path and played them, and along came a great horned owl flying over, checking out who was talking to him..lol. It was really interesting. Very nice place for a family outing.

Thank MarjH6
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Trails for horses are just old logging roads, very gravelly -- need shoes or easy boots for sure. Most of the scenery is just scrubby trees growing up on land recently logged. Some big pines on parts. Looks like it was recently very muddy. Parking area was nice with restroom and picnic area. Not worth the drive from Raleigh.

1  Thank Firstview
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is a beautiful park! Great hiking. Not strenuous, but very nice trails. Beautiful scenery along the creek. We went on a mild winter day, and had a picnic at the picnic area. Tables under big trees were nice. Big shelter as well with bathrooms and fireplace if you wanted to have a family gathering. Checked out the campground, and will be back in the spring to camp. Some of the sites looked very open and close to the road, but there were a few more secluded.

The visitors center was very informative, with information on the types of vegetation and animals in the park. However, I wish the ranger on duty would have at least greeted us. She just stayed to herself in the office.

There are some historical parts of the park that have no signage or explanation. There is a couple of old mill sites, as well as the remains of a dance pavilion and boy scout camp. It would be nice if there were signs explaining these sites. We would have loved to know more information about them. We only knew about the pavilion and camp because of a book we have.

2  Thank jessicalw28
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

We have had the shear pleasure to camp at Medoc Mtn State Park 3 times in our travels to the states from our home in Nova Scotia, Canada. We will be returning again, and again. The rangers are the best. They are friendly and very professional in our opinion. It is a real treat when we arrive in that part of NC. Medoc is a "must stop and visit" state park on our roadtrips. The campsites are large, and the bathroom & shower facilities are marvelous, and clean. The staff that maintains the bathrooms take pride in their jobs. If you like quiet, trees, sound of the wind, and stars......you should visit this spot. North Carolina must be proud to have a State Park like this.

3  Thank Brian L
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Just returned from our second camping trip to this little hidden gem. Campsites are well maintained and laid out, and not too close together. Weather was cool, both visits, so we opted for an electric site, so we could run an electric heater in our teardrop camper. We are looking forward to a return visit in the spring, when we will try the more private non-electric sites. The hiking trails are great, not too strenuous, with lots of nice scenery. We paddled our canoe, twice, down the 2.5 mile Little Fishing Creek. The water was a bit low, but we enjoyed the challenge of maneuvering our way through obstacles. Put-in and take-out could have been a little more user friendly...they were quite steep.
Best part of the paddle was seeing a Bald Eagle perched right over the creek. We got several good camera shots and video of him! There is also evidence of beaver and river otter activity. Maybe if are there at the right time of day and you are extra quiet, you just might spot them. On one of our hikes, we also saw a buck, standing neck deep in the creek. Very cool! Bathhouse is clean, roomy, and has nice hot showers, and heat (hopefully turned on- we had to ask camp host to do this). Ranger Ryan is very friendly, and extremely helpful. All in all, a great place for a weekend getaway.

4  Thank Mcnugit
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