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2190 Camp Leach Road
Washington, NC 27889

252-923-2191
goose.creek@ncparks.gov

 

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GPS: 35.481853, -76.901410

 

November - February: 8am - 6pm
March - May, September & October: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day

Some Trails Remain Closed   

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

Scheduled events

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.

 

Did you know that fire plays an important role in the ecosystem at Goose Creek? This presentation covers why we burn, how we burn and some of the equipment we use to incorporate fire into the landscape.

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Opossums are often some of the most misunderstood critters around. Join us for a short presentation on what makes opossums such important animals to our native NC habitat.

Date of Event:
Sun, 02/09/2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet at the visitor center and come prepared for a short hike. Discover the amphibians that live in our back yard and find out how these amazing animals survive the North Carolina winters.

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Come join the park rangers for an evening campfire meal. We will be trying out different techniques and recipes to use for successful cooking over the campfire. Those attending are welcome to bring their own campfire specialties to inform the group. Space is limited, so registration is required. Please call the park office at 252-923-2191 to register. Park in the parking lot at the entrance to the primitive tent campground and join us at campsite #1.

Date of Event:
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 4:00pm
Start Location:
Primitive Campground Parking Lot

Take a half-mile hike on the boardwalk and view a freshwater swamp that is transitioning to a brackish water marsh all without getting your feet wet.

Date of Event:
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center