Parks & Recreation
The objective of the Harnett County Parks and Recreation Department is to provide with the assistance of volunteer community organizations, and other local, state, and federal agencies, a broad and comprehensive program of leisure recreational opportunities and facilities for all citizens regardless of age or disability within budgetary limitations."
- Parks & Recreation
- Neill's Creek Park
- Barbecue Creek Park
- South Harnett park
- Cape Fear River Trail Park
- Anderson Creek Park
Raven Rock State Park
Located six miles west of Lillington on US 421 this 4,667 acre park on the Cape Fear River offers camping, fishing, horseback riding, hiking and canoeing. The recent addition of a visitor's center has enhanced the experience of park visitors.
Address: 3009 Raven Rock Road, Lillington, NC 27546
GPS coordinates: 35.4597, -78.9127
Office Phone: (910) 893-4888
Should the humdrum of the work week leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Raven Rock State Park. The first feeling you are likely to experience at Raven Rock is one of renewal. Here, the forest reigns as each year the timeless cycle of growth further heals age-old wounds inflicted by man. Nature triumphs as plants compete in the stages of forest succession and the woodlands are restored. High above the Cape Fear River stands Raven Rock, its austere beauty a testament to the forces that have shaped the land. As the river below rushes to join the sea, nature's elements continue to shape the surface of this natural monument.
Spend some time at Raven Rock State Park and let nature refresh your spirit.
Area golf courses offer the golf enthusiast a variety of courses at which to play. Anderson Creek's Davis Love Course is one of the newest and was name the "Best New Course for 2001." Campbell University's Keith Hills Country Club is a championship facility voted as one of the "top 100 values" by Golf Digest. Pinehurst championship courses are only 45 minutes away and the championship courses of Myrtle Beach are just over two hours away.
- Anderson Creek Club
- Carolina Lakes Golf Course
- Chicora Golf Club
- Keith Hills Golf Course
- Pine Burr Golf Course
- Sandy Ridge Golf Course
The Arts, Festivals and Events
The Harnett County Arts Council is the umbrella organization for a number of interests, including the Harnett Regional Theater, the Harnett Art Guild, the Helena Wade Music Club and the Cape Fear Writers Guild. The Council provides numerous programs for the schools and the general public such as theatrical productions, appearances by regional dance groups, the North Carolina Symphony and guest lectures and exhibits. Campbell University sponsors a variety of events throughout the year, including concerts and other musical performances, art exhibitions, plays and lectures. An impressive network of civic clubs and service organizations sponsor numerous social, cultural and celebratory events and activities throughout the year.
Visit the web sites of area Chambers to find out more.