What is Outdoor North Carolina?

North Carolina is beautiful, from the 6,000-foot peaks on the western border to the 100-foot sand dunes on the East Coast. It’s no wonder 43 million people visit our state every year. To help communities mitigate the impact of all that attention, Visit NC is championing destination stewardship programming as part of the Outdoor NC initiative. This programming balances the quality of experiences for visitors with the well-being of residents while conserving our natural and cultural assets. We work with partners across the state to provide resources to raise awareness, activate projects and celebrate successful stewardship efforts which preserve our beloved outdoor spaces for generations to come.

The Outdoor NC Partner Alliance

The Outdoor NC Partner Alliance is made up of a network of destinations, statewide organizations, and businesses who are actively working to promote stewardship throughout North Carolina. The partners listed here are implementing a wide variety of programs to help ensure the amazing and transformative outdoor experiences that are waiting for you in our outdoor spaces are protected for generations to come. We invite you to explore and experience everything our partners have to offer, some of the best outdoor adventures in North Carolina start with our partners.

Guardian Level Partners

Statewide Level Partners

Pioneer Level Partners

Join the outdoor nc alliance

To join the movement to preseve and protect North Carolina’s beloved outdoor spaces and become a member of the Outdoor NC Partner Alliance click the button below to connect with us and learn how we work with our members to promote stewardship across the state.

Plan Your Next Outdoor Adventure in NC

Discover the Coast

Make a Cast

Go for a Ride

Adventures with Pets

Camp in a Hammock

Get Inspired