Medoc Mountain State Park
Learn about the ancient mountain range that was once in this area and the forces that wore it down to what is seen today when you visit Medoc Mountain State Park.
Preview your trip on the web: Medoc Mountain State Park
Not really a mountain at all, Medoc Mountain is really the core of an ancient mountain range. The area which was once farm land is being reforested and will in the future have Loblolly Pines and later hardwoods. The area attracts a variety of wildlife: White-tail deer, gray fox, squirrel, otter, rabbit, opossum, raccoon, turkey, ground hog, and several species of hawk and owl. There are also many species of reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish.
Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Medoc Mountain State Park. Educational materials been developed for grades 4-6 and are correlated to North Carolina’s competency-based curriculum in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts. The Medoc Mountain program introduces students to basic geologic processes and relates them to the Medoc Mountain region. Accompanying the program is a teacher’s booklet and workshop, free of charge to educators.
The North Carolina State Parks website offers a search feature for finding the plants and animals that can be found at each state park. Using the drop-down menus, you can choose a park and either an amphibian, bird, reptile, mammal, fungus, insect, or vascular plant. You can search within each group by family, scientific name, or common name. There are photographs from the state parks and fun facts for some of the species.
For information on bringing a group to visit the park call (252) 586-6588 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.View Larger Map