Re. this thread ...
This is an update and an FYI for anyone who enjoys a libation and plans to camp in an NC state park. This is not intended to provoke another moralistic and philosophic argument about how strictly one should follow laws and rules and such, for which the original was shut down by moderators. (That was not my intent there either.)
As I've booked and then modified my two reservations in NC state parks for this year, at every step of the way (website, email confirmation, modifications by phone) I've read or heard "no alcohol." Period. But at South Mountains State Park, from which I returned yesterday, their printed park brochure/trail map adds a qualification: no alcohol except at individual campsites.
[Emphasis mine] So we imbibed guilt- and worry-free.
Meanwhile, I did something I should have done before posting the original thread: searched Google. From www.ncparks.gov/alcohol-restrictions
"As of November 1, 2021, N.C. state park campgrounds will allow alcohol in individual campsites, camper cabins, and vacation cabins. State recreation area campgrounds operated under leases with the federal government (Falls Lake, Jordan Lake, and Kerr Lake) will not allow alcohol at this time. Alcohol remains prohibited on group campsites and group cabins at all state parks at this time."
NC Parks should be more consistent with their messaging on the topic.