Outdoor Sports/Recreation

Big Pine Retreat


121 Pine Needle Lane

Hamlet, NC 28345

(910) 417-4922

(910) 582-4766


Big Pine Retreat is a lodge and retreat center with century log cabins restore to their original condition. It offers bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, large open great room with a fireplace and a porch overlooking a private lake. Outside features include a fire pit for roasting marshmallows, hot dogs, or just enjoying a fire outside by the beautiful lake. Along with the course and facilities, the center offers an experience of communication and team building through activities through low and high ropes courses that promote self-discovery and personal enrichment. The center is located just a few miles from HWY 74, HWY 1, and HWY 177 in Hamlet and just a few miles from the former North Carolina Speedway. 

Outdoor Sports/Recreation

Castlewood Park-Ledbetter Rd. Rockingham


35-368 Ledbetter Road

Rockingham, NC 28379

(910) 997-8211

Castlewood Park is owned and operated by Richmond County. There are two picnic shelters available for use on a first come first serve basis. The park opens daily 15 minutes before dawn and closes 15 minutes before dusk. The facility is closed and not maintained on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Call (910) 997-8211 for additional information. 

Click below for more information on the Richmond County, NC website. 

DeWitt's Outdoor Sports. LLC


Open 7 days per week. 

Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm

Saturday- 8:00am-6:00pm

Sunday- 1:00pm-6:00pm

443 Jimmy Carriker Rd. 

Ellerbe, NC 28338

(910) 652-2926

*Closed only on Christmas Day & Easter Sunday*

DeWitt’s is located in Ellerbe, N.C. just 16 miles N of Rockingham, N.C.  and 1 hour south of Greensboro, N.C.  DeWitt’s utilizes 65 acres of varied terrain, from the 600+ acres available. DeWitt’s offers  a  14 station sporting clays course winding 1.2 miles.  The course consists of 2 automatic traps per station offering a variety of challenging yet enjoyable target presentations.  You will shoot in wooded areas with smaller windows, open fields, targets thrown from towers and shots over water.

Click below for Dewitt's Outdoor Sports website. 

Hinson Lake


​152 Hinson Lake Rd. 

Rockingham, NC  28379

(910) 895-6810
Hinson Lake is a lovely city park located within the city limits of Rockingham NC. The city has prepared almost 3 miles of walking trails looping around the lake just underneath a shady canopy of trees with numerous wooden bridges including one that is 300ft long with a nice gazebo in the middle  Picnic tables and benches are located around the lake.
Hours of Operation contingent upon the weather and demand.

Click below for the for more information about the facility and equipment rental pricing through the City of Rockingham Parks and Recreation.

Hitchcock Creek "Blue Trail" Paddle Way


 American Rivers and the City of Rockingham has helped to transform Hitchcock Creek in Rockingham, North Carolina into a destination for fishing, boating, walking, biking and other family friendly recreation. 

Click below for the American Rivers Blue Trails website. 

John Lentz Hunter Education Complex


2030 Gibson Mill Road

Ellerbe, NC 28338

Operating Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Closed Sunday, Monday and state holidays. 

Amenities Include: 50 and 100-yard rifle range with six shooting stations, 25-yard pistol range with six shooting stations, 5-stand sporting clays range, 3-D archery range, standard archery range, and two combination skeet/trap ranges.

Contact Information:  Noah Secrist noah.secrist@ncwildlife.org
 (910) 434-3378 or (910) 652-4905

Click below for the John Lentz Hunter Education Complex section of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission website. 

Outdoor Sports/Recreation

Millstone 4-H Campground


1296 Mallard Drive

Ellerbe, NC 28338

(910)  652-5905

In the heart of the Sandhills Game Lands, Millstone sits among some of the most beautifully restored longleaf pine stands in the southeastern U.S. 

Millstone has many natural treasures spread over its 320 acres, from unique ecosystems to specialized recreational facilities. Our camp is based on long-standing 4-H history and incorporates the best of tradition and modern programs.Click below for the Millstone 4-H Campground website. 

Click below for the Millstone 4-H Camp Website. 

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

5770 US Hwy 52 North

Wadesboro, NC 28170

(704) 694-4424

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge provides numerous recreation opportunities to thousands of visitors every year. People enjoy viewing the diverse wildlife, whether boating, driving or hiking. Regulation of recreation activities allow for public enjoyment of the refuge while still protecting the wildlife and habitats.

Click below for the Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge. 

The Sandhills Gamelands


2995 US HWY 1

Hoffman, NC 28347

(910) 281-3917

The Sandhills Gamelands is a large nature reserve located in the northeastern sector of Richmond County. Its 60,000-acre preserve is known as one of the best examples of the long-leaf pine habitat in the United States. It is home to numerous species from reptiles to birds and mammals.

Click below for the Sandhills Gamelands website.