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The boardwalk at Goose Creek State Park
Prescribed Fire and Status of Trails   

Due to continued dry weather, there could be residual smoke from a prescribed fire on some trails, Tar-Kiln, Huckeberry, Mallard Creek, and main park road.

All day use areas, including trails and swim beach, close  ONE HOUR  prior to posted gate hours.

Most trails at the park are open, with the exception of trails that were already closed due to previous damage, Palmetto Boardwalk and Flatty Creek Trails. 

Campsites, including group campsites, are open. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 1-877-722-6762. Camper cabins are open for reservations with a two night minimum. They are closed on Sunday for cleaning.

The visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Last updated on: Friday, October 22, 2021


Map of North Carolina – Goose Creek State Park


Contact the park
 

252-923-2191

goose.creek@ncparks.gov
 

Address
 

Visitor center

2190 Camp Leach Road
Washington, NC 27889

GPS: 35.4818, -76.9014
 

Hours
 

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  • Please note that all other day-use gates, except the park's main gate, close 1 hour before the park hours listed below:
     
  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Camping


Reservations
 

 Find and book a campsite or facility online

 Or make your reservation at 1-877-722-6762
 


Available camping facilities
 

► Tent, trailer and RV camping

Goose Creek State Park offers two camping areas: a newly opened loop with RV campsites and cabins and a primitive tent campground located between Goose and Flatty creeks.

The RV camping area has 22 sites that all have full hook-ups (electric, water and sewer). One site is wheelchair accessible. Each campsite has a tent pad, a fire ring with grill, a picnic table and a lantern hook. A bathhouse is located near the loop entrance.

Further down at the end of Campground Road, 14 well-spaced campsites can each accommodate two tents and each provide a fire ring, grill, picnic table and lantern hook. Parking for two vehicles is located at each site. One site is wheelchair accessible. Water spigots and composting toilets are located nearby.

All tent, trailer and RV campsites allow up to six people per site.

 

► Camper cabins

Six camper cabins are also available at the RV camping area. Each cabin can accommodate up to six people; one bedroom has a queen bed and the other has two sets of bunk beds. Campers must bring their own pillows and sleeping bags or linens, as these are not provided. The cabins have electric outlets and a heating and air-conditioning unit. There are no restrooms inside the cabin, and campers must use the nearby bathhouse and water spigots. A picnic table, fire ring, charcoal grill and a lantern hook are provided at each cabin.

One cabin, campsite #24, is wheelchair accessible.

Smoking is not permitted in any of the cabins. Pets, except for service animals, are not allowed. Each cabin has parking space for two vehicles only.

On weekends and holidays, a two-night minimum stay for cabins is required.

 

► Group tent camping

Two primitive group tent sites are located near the end of the main park road and are open from mid-March through late November.

Each group site has two fire pits and two grills. Up to 26 people can occupy each site.

Flush toilets and water spigots are located nearby. Reservations are required.
 


Important information
 

Check-in and check-out times

Check-in at Goose Creek State Park is 4:00pm and check-out is at 11:00am.

Some parks can accommodate early check-in or late check-out, depending on the reservation schedule and site availability. Please contact the park to make such arrangements: goose.creek@ncparks.gov or 252-923-2191.
 

Amenities

Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to see photos of campsites; check availability and fees; find out whether a specific site is wheelchair accessible, has access to water, bathhouses or pit toilets, or has RV hookups; and learn other important information.
 

Gate access

There is 24-hour access to the primitive and RV campgrounds. For after-hours access to group campsites, please contact the park office during regular business hours for access instructions. All gates to day-use areas, including picnic shelters, swim beach and trails, will close 1 hour prior to posted park hours.

 

Changes and cancellations

You can now cancel reservations online by logging into your account on the reservations website. Please note that there is a $6 fee per night to cancel a reservation. The fees will be deducted from your refund.

If you need to make changes to your reservation, please call the reservations number at 1-877-722-6762. You cannot switch dates, campsites, or parks using your account online — you will be charged the cancellation fees, even if you book a new site.

In the event of a closure for a campsite, campground or the entire park, you will be contacted automatically by the reservations system to cancel or change your reservation. You will receive a full refund for cancellations due to park closures.
 


Camping rates per night
 

Campsite type

Nightly rate

RV campsite
with electric, water
and sewer hookups

$36

Primitive tent campsite

$15

Camper cabin*

$58

Group tent campsite
maximum capacity of 26

$45

 

all rates listed above include $3 reservation fee

*Camper cabins require a two-night minimum stay on weekends and holidays.