Goose Creek

Fact Sheet

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

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