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There are 13 National parks in North Carolina. Only the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a traditional park. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is also a World Heritage Site. Other parks include heritage areas, historic sites, national seashores, historic trails, and memorials managed by the National Park Service. Several of the parks include other states besides North Carolina.


Lighthouse at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. NPS-Michael B. Edwards (18497979278)
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Lookout Lighthouse - 2013-06 - 07
Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Carl Sandburg house, Flat Rock, NC IMG 4847
Carl Sandburg house
Grassy Ridge Bald from Grandfather Mtn, Oct 2016
Overmountain Trail near Grassy Ridge Bald
Wright Brothers Memorial-27527-1
Wright Brothers Memorial
Park Date Established as National Site Coordinates
Appalachian Trail 1920s 35°02′08″N 83°32′17″W / 35.035482°N 83.537977°W / 35.035482; -83.537977 (Appalachian Trail at Standing Indian Mountain), 35°27′8″N 83°48′17″W / 35.45222°N 83.80472°W / 35.45222; -83.80472 (Appalachian Trail: Fontana Dam)36°31′07″N 80°56′09″W / 36.51861°N 80.93583°W / 36.51861; -80.93583 (Appalachian Trail: Ashville)
Blue Ridge Parkway September 11, 1935
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area November 20, 2003 35°33′57″N 82°29′09″W / 35.565920°N 82.485834°W / 35.565920; -82.485834 (Blue Ridge National Heritage Area)
Cape Hatteras National Seashore August 17, 1937 35°18′13″N 75°30′41″W / 35.30361°N 75.51139°W / 35.30361; -75.51139 (Cape Hatteras National Seashore)
Cape Lookout National Seashore March 10, 1966 34°36′19″N 76°32′11″W / 34.60528°N 76.53639°W / 34.60528; -76.53639 (Cape Lookout National Seashore)
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site October 17, 1968 35°16′4″N 82°27′6″W / 35.26778°N 82.45167°W / 35.26778; -82.45167 (Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site)
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site April 5, 1941 35°56′18″N 75°42′32″W / 35.93833°N 75.70889°W / 35.93833; -75.70889 (Fort Raleigh National Historic Site)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park June 15, 1934 35°36′N 83°31′W / 35.600°N 83.517°W / 35.600; -83.517 (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park March 2, 1917 36°7′53″N 79°50′47″W / 36.13139°N 79.84639°W / 36.13139; -79.84639 (Guilford Courthouse National Military Park)
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor October 12, 2006 coast of North Carolina
Moores Creek National Battlefield October 15, 1966 34°27′29″N 78°06′34″W / 34.45806°N 78.10944°W / 34.45806; -78.10944 (Moores Creek National Battlefield)
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail September 1980 36°20′55″N 82°12′38″W / 36.348720°N 82.210688°W / 36.348720; -82.210688 (Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail)
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail 1987 35°58′7″N 83°36′15″W / 35.96861°N 83.60417°W / 35.96861; -83.60417
Wright Brothers National Memorial March 2, 1927 36°00′51″N 75°40′04″W / 36.0143°N 75.6679°W / 36.0143; -75.6679 (Wright Brothers National Memorial)

See also List of National Natural Landmarks in North Carolina

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