Meet in the visitor center to learn about the ecological/economical history of the park and its impact on long leaf pine trees. We will discuss tar kilns, naval stores and briefly discuss the current state of the Long Leaf Restoration. Come prepared to discuss how North Carolina is known as the Tar Heel State.
Events and Programs
2190 Camp Leach Road
Washington, NC 27889
GPS: 35.481853, -76.901410
November - February: 8am - 6pm
March - May, September & October: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day
8am - 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day
Flatty Creek Trail remains closed indefinitely due to damages to the boardwalk from Hurricane Florence. Ivy Gut Trail has some boardwalk damage. Although Palmetto Boardwalk Trail has damage at one end, it is partially open from the visitor center. All other trails are open.Last updated on: Monday, September 9, 2019
Goose Creek State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.
Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.
Join a park ranger for a kayak trip down Flatty Creek. We will be meeting at Dinah's Landing. Space is limited, so registration is required. Please call the park at (252) 923-2191 for more information and to register.
Put the turkey leg down and hit the trail. We will be hiking the Mallard Creek Loop Trail which is approximately 1.25 miles long. Bring water, binoculars and wear sturdy footwear. Meet in the last parking lot.
Owls! Owls!! Owls!!! They see you, but you might not see them. Learn some facts about these mostly nocturnal animals. Afterwards, we will take a hike down the Palmetto Boardwalk and listen to their calls. Meet in the visitor center.
This presentation will introduce all the wonderful things you can find at the park from recreational opportunities to our wonderful natural communities. This is great for first-time visitors or anyone wanting to get to know the park. Meet in the visitor center.