Coastal Fishing and Activity Reports

The mountains provide a scenic backdrop for fall foliage. Check here for new reports from our park rangers each week throughout the season to find photos and updates on peak conditions in the region.

You can share your own fall pictures and experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. See what’s happening in other regions of the state with Piedmont Foliage Reports and Coastal Fishing and Activity Reports.

Reports and photos are provided by the park rangers and staff of the North Carolina State Parks system.

There are diverse and plentiful locations throughout the Piedmont for viewing fall color, from cities and state parks to one-of-a-kind events and festivals.

You can share your own fall pictures and experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. See what’s happening in other regions of the state with Mountain Foliage Reports and Coastal Fishing and Activity Reports.

Reports and photos are provided by the park rangers and staff of the North Carolina State Parks system.

Take advantage of the mild temperatures, warm water and uncrowded beaches at the coast during fall. Check here for reports from our park rangers on water temperatures, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.

You can share your own fall pictures and experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. See what’s happening in other regions of the state with Mountain Foliage Reports and Piedmont Foliage Reports.

Reports and photos are provided by the park rangers and staff of the North Carolina State Parks system.

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Nov. 23 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

Nov. 23 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

South Mills

Today caps another week of roller coaster weather. Temperatures are hovering in the mid-50s today, after topping 70 degrees yesterday. Tonight, however, an arctic cold front is predicted to arrive, plunging…

Nov. 22 Report - Carolina Beach State Park

Nov. 22 Report - Carolina Beach State Park

Carolina Beach

Fall colors finally reach their zenith in the lower Coastal Plain as we approach Thanksgiving! The golden hues of maples, hickories and native grape vines are seen along the park road, in wetter locations…

Nov. 19 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

Nov. 19 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

South Mills

By the time our official first frost date arrived on Nov. 15, we had already experienced five freezing nights, with temperatures in the mid-20s. Much of last week was seasonable during the day with cool…

Nov. 18 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

Nov. 18 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

South Mills

Our fall weather has continued to be rather unpredictable, with a couple more early freezes. Daytime weather is a roller coaster ride of unseasonably cool weather, followed by unseasonably warm weather. A…

Nov. 2 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

Nov. 2 Report - Dismal Swamp State Park

South Mills

Despite one early rogue freeze near the end of October, fall in Camden County overall has been warm and fairly dry. The final weekend of October showed mostly green and a bit of brown foliage, but from Oct.…

Oct. 31 Report - Carolina Beach State Park

Oct. 31 Report - Carolina Beach State Park

Carolina Beach

The lower Cape Fear River continues to provide great fall fishing this week with speckled trout, red drum and flounder being the primary targets. Anglers are having most success in the estuarine creeks with…

Oct. 30 Report - Singletary Lake State Park

Oct. 30 Report - Singletary Lake State Park

Kelly

Singletary Lake is surrounded by typical bay vegetation. Trees include red bay, loblolly bay, pond pine and Atlantic white cedar. Typical shrubs you'll see include pepperbush, gallberry, leucothoe,…

Oct. 28 Report - Jennette's Pier, Nags Head

Oct. 28 Report - Jennette's Pier, Nags Head

Dare County

Certain anglers wait all year for the fall spot to bite, and it began in earnest late last week. The spot continue to bite today with anglers picking up two, and occasionally five, at a time.

Oct. 23 Report - Carolina Beach State Park

Oct. 23 Report - Carolina Beach State Park

Carolina Beach

Fall fishing on the southeastern coast is in its prime. Flounder are biting natural baits of finger mullet, and menhaden are in good numbers in the Cape Fear River and Snow’s Cut on the Intracoastal…

Oct. 23 Report - Medoc Mountain State Park

Oct. 23 Report - Medoc Mountain State Park

Hollister

We still have some green, but some leaves are turning. Sassafras, tulip poplars and hickory trees are turning yellow-gold. The sumac and red maples are a rich maroon color. During the next week or so, we…

Oct. 22 Report - Singletary Lake State Park

Oct. 22 Report - Singletary Lake State Park

Kelly

Bring your group to Singletary Lake State Park and enjoy group camping this fall. The lake water has a high acidity level, which limits the number of fish that inhabit the lake. In turn, recreation fishing…

Oct. 21 Report - Jennette's Pier, Nags Head

Oct. 21 Report - Jennette's Pier, Nags Head

Dare County

When it comes to fishing, fall means variety and we have had plenty of it. Besides the large red drum and keeper puppy drum, we are seeing steady catches of sea mullet, spot, croaker and black drum.

Oct. 17 Report - Singletary Lake State Park

Oct. 17 Report - Singletary Lake State Park

Kelly

Bring your group to Singletary Lake State Park and enjoy group camping in a land of mysterious origins. Singletary Lake lies within the 35,975-acre Bladen Lakes State Forest, and is a portion of the unique…

Oct. 12 Report - Jennette's Pier, Nags Head

Oct. 12 Report - Jennette's Pier, Nags Head

Dare County

Fall ocean fishing is in full swing, with good runs of large red drum and keeper puppy drum. Anglers are also catching bluefish, sea mullet, spot, croaker and the occasional speckled trout.

Oct. 11 Report - Jones Lake State Park

Oct. 11 Report - Jones Lake State Park

Elizabethtown

Fall is a great time of year to visit Jones Lake. The cool mornings are ideal for cooking a campfire breakfast while camping. With 242 acres of water, test your fishing skills and hopefully land a yellow…

Oct. 10 Report - Lake Waccamaw State Park

Oct. 10 Report - Lake Waccamaw State Park

Lake Waccamaw

Gorgeous fall flowers are in full bloom at Lake Waccamaw State Park, including blazing star, goldenrod, spider wort and golden asters. Panoramic views of Lake Waccamaw are a splendor in the fall, and the…

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