We offer a variety of public educational programs for all ages – register for one today! Visit our calendar of events, view our program e-newsletter or sign up to receive our
e-newsletters to keep up with what is happening in the parks.
Important Program Reminders:

  • For Family Programs, every participant must be registered online in advance.
  • "Walk ups" (those not registered online but show up) may not be able to participate in the program. Register early! 
  • Pets are not permitted at programs.
  • If a program has a minimum age, children who do not meet the minimum will not be allowed to participate. Children who do meet the age requirement must have a parent or guardian with them in the program. Age limits are established for safety and program content. 

Upcoming Programs

Salamander Search on the American Tobacco Trail
*This program is full but you may join the waiting list.

Sunday, March 8
1:30–3 p.m.
Free for all ages
Salamanders are the most secretive of all amphibians and this just makes them all the more fascinating! Join us as we learn about their interesting life cycle and see some up close as we search the vernal pools along the Trail for eggs & larvae.  

Meet at the New Hill parking area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road) at the lower picnic table.

Geocaching 101 on the American Tobacco Trail
*This program is full but you may join the waiting list.

Sunday, March 29
1:30–3 p.m.
Free for ages 6 and up (all participants must be registered in the online system)
Geocaching is a treasure hunt where participants use GPS coordinates to track down hidden “caches.” We will learn how to use traditional GPS units and the Geocaching App (by Groundspeak) and then find real geocaches hidden along the trail. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle as we will be walking about a mile. Register early as class size is limited.
Meet at the White Oak parking area (1305 White Oak Church Road) at the picnic tables.

Our staff also offers public programs at Harris Lake County Park.
Check out the Harris Lake programs page for details.

How to Register for Public Programs

 Register for any of our programs by using the American Tobacco Trail button next to the program to be taken to the registration page on our online registration website, or use the button below to search for programs by location, age, date and more!
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The most common registration questions are answered on our FAQ page.
If you still need further assistance after visiting that page or if you have a question about a program, please call the Harris Lake County Park office at 919-387-4342.
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Having trouble registering for a program online?
Contact the Harris Lake County Park office at 919-387-4342 or email us at harris.lake@wakegov.com for assistance.