Goose Creek

Fact Sheet

brochure Goose Creek - Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet of Goose Creek State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

covered parks

Goose Creek STATE PARK Activities 8 TRAILS The notorious pirate Blackbeard once inhabited the Goose Creek area. offer over 8 MILES of hiking The creek has many types of saltwater and freshwater fish, including: GPS: 35.481853, -76.90141 Goose Creek State Park 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, NC 27889 252-923-2191 goose.creek@ncparks.gov Fun Facts ■■ The park was established in 1974. ■■ Members of the Tuscarora tribe inhabited the area around Goose Creek during the Colonial period. ■■ Evidence of the major fishing and timber production that took place in the area can be seen throughout the park, including remnants of boat piers, a trackless railroad bed and burnt remains of tar kilns. ■■ Every type of ecosystem in eastern North Carolina — sandhill, bog and salt marsh — can be found at the park. Tar kiln demonstration Yellow Perch Striped Bass Largemouth Bass Bluegill 14 PRIMITIVE CAMPSITES Goose Creek is a haven for birds and bird watching. A bird observation station in the visitor center makes a great place to view many different species. Many birds migrate to the area for winter, including bufflehead, scaup and ruddy duck. ncparks.gov MNQPV The park offers a butterfly garden filled with native plants.

also available

National Parks
USFS NW
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Minnesota
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
North Carolina
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
Wyoming