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Hollister - Medoc Mountain State Park

1541 Medoc State Park Road

Serenity seems to pervade Medoc Mountain State Park, enhanced by gentle Fishing Creek and a scenic open meadow that spreads from the picnic grounds. Anglers and paddlers are drawn to Fishing Creek—considered to be one of the cleanest streams in the region—that flows for about 2.5 miles through the park. Some of the park’s ten miles of hiking trails wander along the creek; others climb several hundred feet to the upper reaches of Medoc Mountain. Roughly ten miles of bridle trails and trailhead parking serve equestrians. The 34-site campground has RV-friendly sites and bathhouse, and warm-weather group camp facilities are nearby. Rangers offer free interpretive programs and hikes.


Justin P

Monday, March 19, 2018
Medoc Mountain is a great little park and hidden gem in the state park system, about 1.5 hours from Raleigh. There is a campground, 10 miles of hiking trails, mountain biking trails, equestrian trails, and access to Little Fishing Creek for canoeing and fishing. The highlight of the park is Medoc Mountain, an unusual peak towering above the bubbling creeks. At 325 feet, above sea level, it's hardly a mountain. But the hike up Summit Loop Trail is surprisingly steep. The summit is forested so no sweeping vistas, but there are benches for a rest and tree identification signs. Overall, a great place to get away and enjoy time in nature.

Mandy Lockhart

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Great place for hiking. We visited with a group of science educators and the Park rangers did an awesome job with giving us background and showing us to the “summit”. We hiked the Discovery Loop Trail and it was about a 2 mile trial. I’ll definitely be back with my family.

Ashlea Wilson

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Very family oriented. We had a great time. Hiking trails were maintained and the bathrooms were clean.

andrea trouton

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
First of all, Ranger Sandra Fambrough. Wow, what a doll. She made it her mission to make sure that we had the best experience possible. Always one step ahead of what we needed. We spent quite a while talking, she gave us star gazing tips, and made sure we had all the firewood we needed. We have met quite a few Rangers but she takes the cake. Hopefully, she is well appreciated, compensated and respected among her peers. She is a jewel and a compliment to the State Park Service. Thank you for treating us like your neighbor, loving what you do and sharing it with us. The park was well kept, all the campers seemed very happy. Showers in the group campground where we stayed were in perfect working order and clean (and heated!). The trails were very easy for us. Our one negative note was the cemetery was not marked on the map as a point of interest and maybe a little information on the family that was buried there would have been cool. The tree identification section was not marked either. Maybe a little cleaner map to trail coordination. Sometimes the trails were not blazed correctly. A lot of the symbols were incorrect and the colors/shapes were used for reused multiple trails. At one spot, we were following red circle, turned around and saw white triangle AND yellow circle all on the same tree, and this was not the portion that overlapped with the bike trails. Also those symbols were not present anywhere on the map so while we weren't confused as to where we were, we were confused as to what the misleading blazes and signage meant. All of the group camp sites surround a field but are still pretty snugly in the woods. Site #3 & #4 are your best bet for parking closest to your site. Sites #1 & #2 will require toting your gear a little farther. Overall, great little spot to get away!!!!

Eryk Collings

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
Quiet and beautiful place to spend some time in the woods. The staff was polite, friendly and helpful. The camp host was amazing. Don't hesitate to book a stay. We will definitely be back.

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