Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Raven Rock State Park, North Carolina (Part 1)

As a family we love the outdoors.  So when I came across Raven Rock State Park I decided it was time for a day trip.  We put on our walking clothes, packed a cooler with lunch, packed a backpack with water and snacks and took off to hike and enjoy Gods beauty.  They had a small Museum with information, restrooms and gift shop. (Click on the photos to enlarge.)

Raven Rock State Park is in North Carolina.  It offers camping, Picnicking, Hiking, and Fishing.We decided to go hiking and enjoy some of Gods beautiful creations.  It is really great to just take a day and enjoy nature.

First we took off on the Campbell Creek Loop Trail.  It's 4.9 miles and one side of the loop travels beside the Creek.  It was really nice.  There were few bridges to cross, stairs to climb but so worth the view.

It wasn't long before my hubby and daughter were going down to a smaller creek to touch the water.  I love that my daughter was really enjoying it.

We stopped at a few points of the creek.  It was hot that day so it was nice to feel the cool water. It was a great day.

A small trail off the loop lead us to the Cape Fear River.  It was nice.

Half way in the hike we came up to the Lanier Falls.  It's a small falls, ok not much of a falls but it was so beautiful and peaceful.  I could have sat there for hours and just listen to the water.  

This photo sums it all up.  There is nothing better than getting away from cell phones, computers, work, and everyday stress and just relax and enjoy the outdoors. 

It's the simple things in life......



  1. Hi Debra, So happy to meet you! I agree, it's the simple things in life that is the BEST! I too, love little get-a-ways especially when it's with your favorite people! Raven Rock looks beautiful...Gods nature creation. Thanks for visiting my blog and I would love for you to follow. We are renovating an 85 yr. old cedar shake cottage that I give updates on every month~~~I am your newest follower! Blessings~~~Roxie

  2. What a sweet day to spend outdoors. Looks beautiful. Thanks for finding my blog now I have found you too.

  3. You have a lovely family and the waterfall trip looks fun. When I was younger, I enjoyed hiking to waterfalls in north GA.

  4. Looks like a wonderful, beautiful place. A perfect place for a family day.

  5. Hello,
    I am so happy you found my blog. Thank you. :-)
    I am following you too.

    This is a beautiful post. You are so right about getting away from cell phones, computers and work. And just enjoy God's creation.