North Carolina National Parks


Blue Ridge NHA
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Area works to preserve and interpret traditional instrumental and vocal folk music, folklife traditions, traditional arts, the heritage and influences of the Cherokee Indians, and various historic sites and collections of artifacts in the 24 counties in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western NC.
Stamp Location: A stamp for the new NHA does not exist (as far as I can find). Contact rbell@awnc.org for more information.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Blue Ridge Parkway
Park brochure for Blue Ridge Parkway
Park Map
Synopsis: Scenic parkway that rides the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Shenandoah NP, VA to the Smokey Mountains NP, NC
Stamp Location: Multiple locations including Cumberland Knob VC (mm 217.5) east of Galax, VA, Moses H Cone Memorial Park VC (mm 294.1) just west of Blowing Rock, Lin Cove Viaduct VC (mm 304.4) south of Blowing Rock, Linville Falls VC (mm 316.4) west of Morgonton, Museum of NC Minerals VC (mm 331.0) east of Spruce Pine, Craggy Gardens VC (mm 364.6) west of Black Mountain, Folk Art Center VC (mm 382.0) north of Asheville, Parkway Headquarters
(mm 384.0), Waterrock Knob VC (mm 451.2) just east of Smoky Mountains NP and Oconaluftee VC (just inside Great Smoky Mountains NP at the end of the parkway). See also Virginia for additional stamp locations.
Park stamp for Blue Ridge Parkway
Cape Hatteras NS
Park brochure for Cape Hatteras NS
Park Map
Synopsis: Ecological park protecting outer most baks of state.
Stamp Location: Available at Bodie Island Visitor Center on SR 12 just south of Nags Head, Hatteras Island Visitor Center off SR 12 near Buxton (& Cape Hatteras itself), the Ocracoke Island Visitor Center on SR 12 (free 40 minute ferry ride required) and at the group headquarters in Manteo at Fort Raliegh NHS.
Park stamp for Cape Hatteras NS
Cape Lookout NS
Park brochure for Cape Lookout NS
Park Map
Synopsis: Ecological park protects southern most outer banks. More scenic and less crowded of the NS’s protecting the outer banks.
Stamp Location: Visitor center located on Harkers Island. Follow US 70 to Otway, and then follow signs to the island. Very scenic ride. Also be available at Cape Lookout lighthouse ranger station and at the Portsmouth Willage ranger station (seasonal) on the island and each is only reachable by ferry from Harkers Island or Ocracoke respectivly.
Park stamp for Cape Lookout NS
Carl Sandberg NHS
Park brochure for Carl Sandberg NHS
Park Map
Synopsis: Preserves home of popular author.
Stamp Location: A 0.3 mile uphill hike is required to visit the main house where the stamp is kept (entrance to bookstore is on the lower level around in the front). The parking area is located on Little River Road across from the Flat Rock Playhouse off of US 25 (exit 22 from I-26 and then follow signs) in Flat Rock.
Park stamp for Carl Sandberg NHS
Fort Raleigh NHS
Park brochure for Fort Raleigh NHS Synopsis: Site commemorates the first attempts by the English to colonize the new world which failed (also known as ‘The Lost Colony’).
Stamp Location: Inside the Lindsay Warren Visitor Center (to the left if I recall), just past the park headquarters of US 64 in Manteo.
Park stamp for Fort Raleigh NHS
Great Smoky Mountains NP
Park brochure for Great Smoky Mountains NP
Park Map
Synopsis: Park protects over 800 square miles (95% forested), one of the largest protected tracts in the east.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available at the Oconaluftee VC just inside the park on US 441. See also Tennessee for additional stamp locations.
Park stamp for Great Smoky Mountains NP
Guilford Corthouse NMP
Park brochure for Guilford Courthouse NMP
Park Map
Synopsis: Comemorates the largest battle of the southern campaign in the Revolutionary War that led to the surrender of the Britsh 7 months later.
Stamp Location: Visitor center is located on New Garden Road (off US 220) in northern Greensboro.
Park stamp for Guilford Corthouse NMP
Moores Creek NB
Park brochure for Moores Creek NB
Park Map
Synopsis: Park preserves site of important early revolutionary battle.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available in the visitor center just off SR 210 in Currie.
Park stamp for Moores Creek NB (visit was 2000 not 2006!)
Overmountain Victory NHT
Park brochure for Overmountain Victory NHT Synopsis: Auto trail follows historic sites from Tennessee to South Carolina commemorating Revolutionary War patriots.
Stamp Location: Stamp may be obtained at the Museum of NC Minerals VC (mm 331.0) east of Spruce Pine on the Blue Ridge Parkway. See also South Carolina and Tennessee for an additional stamp locations.
Park stamp for Overmountain Victory NHT
Trail of Tears NHT
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Trail memorializes the forced migration of thousands of natives to land in the west. Many never made it.
Stamp Location: Known location: Museum of The Cherokee Indian in Cherokee. See also Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, New Mexico and Tennessee for additional stamping locations.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Wright Brothers NM
Park brochure for Wright Brothers NM
Park Map
Synopsis: Park commemorates the worlds first heavier than air flights by the Wright brothers.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available in the visitor center at the bottom of the hill from the monument on US 158 in Kill Devil Hills.
Park stamp for Wright Brothers NM