Raven Rock

Also known as: Raven Rock State Park
3009 Raven Rock Road, Lillington, NC

Rock formation on piedmont fall line of Cape Fear River


Raven Rock

Photo taken by Curtis Lee




Immense crystalline rock formation whose structure rises to 150 feet and stretches for more than a mile along the Cape Fear River. The rock was originally called Patterson's Rock for an early settler who found refuge there when his canoe capsized nearby. In 1854, its name was changed to Raven Rock, inspired by the sight of ravens that formerly roosted on rock ledges. Now the namesake for the surrounding 4,667 acre state park. Numerous hiking and equestrian trails.

Update Log 

  • October 23, 2010: Added by Curtis Lee


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