Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CB State Park among 5 most popular in state

According to WECT, Carolina Beach State Park has made the top five most popular parks in the state of North Carolina, according to statistics from the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

Through the year ending July 30th, Carolina Beach State Park registered 4,410 camping and picnic reservations. In all, more than a quarter million people visited state parks in the state.

The top five most reserved sites in the state are:

  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area 14,124
  • Kerr Lake State Recreation Area 6,162
  • Hanging Rock 5,256
  • Stone Mountain 5,062
  • Carolina Beach 4,410

Reservations can be made up to 48 hours in advance, online at or by calling toll-free 1-877-7 CAMP NC (722-6762).

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

CB marina on 'cleanest' list

A marina in Carolina Beach has joined the list of North Carolina Clean Marinas, according to the state.

The Joyner Marina in Carolina Beach joined a growing list of marinas that go beyond the state's environmental regulations, says WECT. The point of the Clean Marina program is to show how operators are safeguarding the environment in their operations. To get the designation, owners have to prepare spill prevention plans and do safety and emergency planning. The marinas need to get recertified every two years.

The Clean Marina program began in 2000.