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The boardwalk at Goose Creek State Park
Flooding on Trails   

Due to abnormal rainfall amounts, many trials have standing water in places or may be flooded and impassable.  Contact park staff for further details.

 Last updated on: Thursday, February 18, 2021

Current status of park facilities   

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. Boat ramps at Dinah's Landing remain open. Parking is limited; please do not block the flow of traffic. Park gates close at sunset.

The swim beach remains CLOSED. Reservable facilities, such as the picnic shelter, auditorium, and outdoor classroom, remain closed.

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 for Friday and Saturday nights with a two night minimum. They are closed on Sunday through Thursday nights for cleaning.

The visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.

 Last updated on: Thursday, February 18, 2021

Map of North Carolina – Goose Creek State Park

Contact the park



Visitor center

2190 Camp Leach Road
Washington, NC 27889

GPS: 35.4818, -76.9014



  • 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


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






 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: or 252-923-2191.


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

Park gates are closed and locked at posted closing times for your protection. There will be no exiting or entering the gates after the closing time. All visitors who are not spending the night need to be out by closing time.

If you leave the park and do not return before closing time, you will not be able to re-enter. Check with the park during office hours for the after-hours emergency phone number.


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


Primitive tent campsite


Camper cabin*


Group tent campsite
maximum capacity of 26



all rates listed above include $3 reservation fee

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