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Permanent wooden posts with numbers or letters are placed in various locations within the park. You find them on your own based on:

  • where you start and end (e.g. where you’re parked)
  • how far you want to travel (e.g. amount of time you have)
  • how difficult or easy you want to travel (e.g. stay on trails or venture off)

Download and print off maps before you go to the park.

Permanent controls provide users with options for training and just having fun. Please report any problems with permanent controls to COK.


  1. 2019 – 2020 Carolina Orienteering Schedule

    June 11 - 08:00 to September 28 - 17:00
  2. McDowell Nature Preserve & Park

    October 5 - 09:30 to 15:00
  3. 2019 Bubba Goat Orienteering

    October 19 - 09:00 to 13:00

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