Haw River

State Park - North Carolina

Haw River State Park is located in Guilford and Rockingham Counties, North Carolina. The park currently houses the Summit Environmental Education Center and is located off North Carolina Highway 150 in Browns Summit.

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Map of The Summit Environmental Edition & Conference Center in Haw River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Haw River - The Summit Map

Map of The Summit Environmental Edition & Conference Center in Haw River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Map of the Iron Ore Belt Access in Haw River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Haw River - Iron Ore Belt Access Map

Map of the Iron Ore Belt Access in Haw River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Fact Sheet for Haw River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Haw River - Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet for Haw River State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Haw River SP https://www.ncparks.gov/haw-river-state-park/home https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw_River_State_Park Haw River State Park is located in Guilford and Rockingham Counties, North Carolina. The park currently houses the Summit Environmental Education Center and is located off North Carolina Highway 150 in Browns Summit.
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Activities Haw River State Park is in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina north of Greensboro, near the headwaters of the Haw River. It is one of the newest state parks, just established in 2005. This unique park not only offers picnicking, fishing, paddling and hiking, but is also home to the Summit Environmental Education and Conference Center. The center hosts retreats and conferences for groups ranging from 10 to 180 participants. Experience the Park! Haw River State Park 339 Conference Center Dr. Browns Summit, NC 27214 336-342-6163 haw.river@ncparks.gov GPS: 36.250859,-79.756390 Fun Facts ■■ The park was established in 2005. ■■ The park is situated on 1,429 acres of wetlands and uplands. There is a strain of albinism within the deer population at the park, resulting in the birth of a white deer every generation or so. ■■ Box turtle ■■ Great blue heron ■■ Wood duck ■■ Beaver ■■ River otter ■■ Turkey ■■ Belted kingfisher ■■ Pileated woodpecker The park has grown from 300 acres to 1,429 acres since its acquisition in 2003 2.5 miles of trails and boardwalks ■■ There are two accesses to the park: the Summit Environmental Education Center and the Iron Ore Belt Access. ■■ The Summit is an outdoor environmental education center with eight indoor meeting spaces, motel- and dormitory-style lodging, a 6-acre lake, gymnasium, athletic field, outdoor pool, challenge course and fully equipped dining hall. The boardwalk takes visitors through a wide expanse of wetlands to the headwaters area of Haw River. ■■ The Summit was originally built in the late 1980s by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina to serve as a retreat center. ■■ The land that is now the Iron Ore Belt Access was considered for a high-end golf course in 2007. Friends of Haw River State Park successfully fought this development. ncparks.gov MNQP Offers two- and three-week summer camps for rising 2nd–8th graders.
Pettigrew State Park South Mountains State Park – 2018 Park of the Year Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation manages more than 234,000 acres of iconic landscape across our state in our parks, recreation areas and natural areas with a mission dedicated to conservation, recreation and education. The state parks system welcomed more than 19 million visitors in 2017. Discover More with a Ranger Across North Carolina, state park rangers are proud of our parks and eager to welcome you and your family. Come to our parks to marvel at our state’s most beautiful natural resources, enjoy your favorite outdoor activities and learn about the rich science, culture and history that make our parks great. Fun facts about North Carolina State Parks ■■ There are 41 places to visit, including 34 parks, four recreation areas and three staffed state natural areas. ■■ The Division manages four state rivers, seven state lakes and six state trails. ■■ There are about 581 miles of trail to explore in our parks. ■■ The first state park created was Mount Mitchell State Park on March 3, 1915. Fort Macon State Park was the second. ■■ The Division celebrated 100 years of being Naturally Wonderful in 2016. ■■ Parks that welcome over 1 million visitors annually include: Jockey’s Ridge, Fort Macon and William B. Umstead state parks and Falls Lake, Jordan Lake and Kerr Lake state recreation areas. ■■ The Division employs over 1,000 people across the state. ■■ Some www.ncparks.gov M N P Q Roy Cooper Governor unique activities you can do in our parks include: wind surfing and hang gliding at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, cross country skiing and snow shoeing at Elk Knob State Park, driving on the four-wheel-drive beach at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and rock climbing at Chimney Rock, Crowders Mountain, Hanging Rock, Pilot Mountain and Stone Mountain state parks. Susi H. Hamilton Secretary 75,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $10,707.92 or $0.14 each. 03/18 Did you know that many plants atop Mount Mitchell are rare in North Carolina but common in Quebec? That the giant sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge are constantly moving? Do you know how to safely hold a crayfish? From fishing lessons to astronomy programs and tree identification hikes to guided paddles, parks offer programs for all ages. Visit our website for a list of upcoming programs at each park. Junior Rangers The Junior Ranger program offers educational and skill-based activities to encourage children to explore the outdoors. Children can complete activity guides, geared for ages 6-12, and attend ranger programs to earn a junior ranger patch unique to each park. Ask about the program at a park office or download the guide at: www.ncparks.gov/junior-rangers. Environmental Education Learning Experiences Parks have their own curriculum guides that are correlated to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Competency goals in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts are available. Each program includes pre-visit, on-site and post-visit student activities that have measurable objectives, background information, vocabulary, references and step-bystep activity instructions. Passport Program How many state parks can you visit? Use your passport as a guide and collect stamps, earn prizes and make “Naturally Wonderful” memories! Pick up your passport at a state park near you. North Carolina State Parks 100-Mile Challenge Can you hike, bike or paddle 100 miles in a year? Join the N.C. State Parks’ 100-Mile Challenge and log your miles online to earn digital badges and redeem prizes as you reach various milestones! This is a great way to get outside, get moving and keep track of your activity. Visit www.nc100miles.org to sign up. ■■ Several parks have educational trails, called TRACK trails, that include activities for children to complete along the way. William B. Umstead State Park Jockey’s Ridge State Park Friends Of State Parks Join the Friends of State Parks to help support, promote and advocate for the parks system as a whole, or join the friends group of your favorite park. The group helps provide funding for Junior Ranger and Youth in Parks – Environmental Education programs, as well as grants for state parks projects. You can also make a donation to help keep our parks around for future generations. Learn more at www.ncfsp.org or www.ncparks.gov/support-your-parks. Merchandise Want to show your N.C. State Parks pride? Visit the online webstore and purchase products such as coffee mugs, prints, t-shirts, pins, patches and Christmas ornaments. This exclusive merchandise makes a great gift for special state parks fans, including yourself. www.ncparkstore.com N.C. State Parks License Plate Show your support for state parks every time you drive your vehicle! Purchase an N.C. State Parks license plate through the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicl

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