Goose Creek

State Park - North Carolina

Goose Creek State Park is located just off of Pamlico Sound, in North Carolina's Coastal Plain near Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife that make their homes in the extensive salt water marshes, inlets and creeks on the northern side of the sound. Goose Creek State Park is open for year-round recreation, east of Washington, two miles (3 km) south of U.S. Route 264 on Camp Leach Road.

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

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

Visitor Map of Goose Creek State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Goose Creek - Map

Visitor Map of Goose Creek State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Campground Map of Goose Creek State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.Goose Creek - Campground

Campground Map of Goose Creek State Park (SP) in North Carolina. Published by North Carolina State Parks.

Goose Creek SP https://www.ncparks.gov/goose-creek-state-park https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_Creek_State_Park Goose Creek State Park is located just off of Pamlico Sound, in North Carolina's Coastal Plain near Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife that make their homes in the extensive salt water marshes, inlets and creeks on the northern side of the sound. Goose Creek State Park is open for year-round recreation, east of Washington, two miles (3 km) south of U.S. Route 264 on Camp Leach Road.
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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PRIMITIVE CAMPGROUND LEGEND Amphitheater Goose Creek State Park 1 Campsites 2190 Camp Leach Road, Washington, NC 27889 GPS: 35.4818, -76.9014 goose.creek@ncparks.gov 252-923-2191 G OOSE CR EEK Fishing Hiking Trail Park boundary Ivey 14 Gut Parking Trai l Recycling 13 Restrooms 12 Roads 10 11 Go 9 eC re e k Tr PA M LICO R I V E R FL Water Spigot 7 8 ail 5 6 k Tr a i l ree 4 2 t ty C os Trash Bin AT TY Fl a CR EE 3 1 K North 0 11/14 250 500 Feet
Pettigrew State Park South Mountains State Park – 2018 Park of the Year Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation manages more than 234,000 acres of iconic landscape across our state in our parks, recreation areas and natural areas with a mission dedicated to conservation, recreation and education. The state parks system welcomed more than 19 million visitors in 2017. Discover More with a Ranger Across North Carolina, state park rangers are proud of our parks and eager to welcome you and your family. Come to our parks to marvel at our state’s most beautiful natural resources, enjoy your favorite outdoor activities and learn about the rich science, culture and history that make our parks great. Fun facts about North Carolina State Parks ■■ There are 41 places to visit, including 34 parks, four recreation areas and three staffed state natural areas. ■■ The Division manages four state rivers, seven state lakes and six state trails. ■■ There are about 581 miles of trail to explore in our parks. ■■ The first state park created was Mount Mitchell State Park on March 3, 1915. Fort Macon State Park was the second. ■■ The Division celebrated 100 years of being Naturally Wonderful in 2016. ■■ Parks that welcome over 1 million visitors annually include: Jockey’s Ridge, Fort Macon and William B. Umstead state parks and Falls Lake, Jordan Lake and Kerr Lake state recreation areas. ■■ The Division employs over 1,000 people across the state. ■■ Some www.ncparks.gov M N P Q Roy Cooper Governor unique activities you can do in our parks include: wind surfing and hang gliding at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, cross country skiing and snow shoeing at Elk Knob State Park, driving on the four-wheel-drive beach at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and rock climbing at Chimney Rock, Crowders Mountain, Hanging Rock, Pilot Mountain and Stone Mountain state parks. Susi H. Hamilton Secretary 75,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $10,707.92 or $0.14 each. 03/18 Did you know that many plants atop Mount Mitchell are rare in North Carolina but common in Quebec? That the giant sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge are constantly moving? Do you know how to safely hold a crayfish? From fishing lessons to astronomy programs and tree identification hikes to guided paddles, parks offer programs for all ages. Visit our website for a list of upcoming programs at each park. Junior Rangers The Junior Ranger program offers educational and skill-based activities to encourage children to explore the outdoors. Children can complete activity guides, geared for ages 6-12, and attend ranger programs to earn a junior ranger patch unique to each park. Ask about the program at a park office or download the guide at: www.ncparks.gov/junior-rangers. Environmental Education Learning Experiences Parks have their own curriculum guides that are correlated to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Competency goals in science, social studies, mathematics and English/language arts are available. Each program includes pre-visit, on-site and post-visit student activities that have measurable objectives, background information, vocabulary, references and step-bystep activity instructions. Passport Program How many state parks can you visit? Use your passport as a guide and collect stamps, earn prizes and make “Naturally Wonderful” memories! Pick up your passport at a state park near you. North Carolina State Parks 100-Mile Challenge Can you hike, bike or paddle 100 miles in a year? Join the N.C. State Parks’ 100-Mile Challenge and log your miles online to earn digital badges and redeem prizes as you reach various milestones! This is a great way to get outside, get moving and keep track of your activity. Visit www.nc100miles.org to sign up. ■■ Several parks have educational trails, called TRACK trails, that include activities for children to complete along the way. William B. Umstead State Park Jockey’s Ridge State Park Friends Of State Parks Join the Friends of State Parks to help support, promote and advocate for the parks system as a whole, or join the friends group of your favorite park. The group helps provide funding for Junior Ranger and Youth in Parks – Environmental Education programs, as well as grants for state parks projects. You can also make a donation to help keep our parks around for future generations. Learn more at www.ncfsp.org or www.ncparks.gov/support-your-parks. Merchandise Want to show your N.C. State Parks pride? Visit the online webstore and purchase products such as coffee mugs, prints, t-shirts, pins, patches and Christmas ornaments. This exclusive merchandise makes a great gift for special state parks fans, including yourself. www.ncparkstore.com N.C. State Parks License Plate Show your support for state parks every time you drive your vehicle! Purchase an N.C. State Parks license plate through the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicl

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