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The boardwalk at Goose Creek State Park
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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
     

 

 

 

Additional information

There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. In addition to park-specific rules, please read the systemwide Park Rules for all North Carolina State Parks.

Boating and Fishing

Regulations of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Marine Fisheries apply. State fishing licenses are required.

Permits

Event permits. Some events—such as weddings, athletic contests, company parties, etc.—may require a Special Activity Permit. If you're unsure whether such a permit is necessary for your event, call the park office beforehand. You can download a Special Activity Permit application or obtain one from the park office.

Research and collection permits. A permit is required for any project involving the collection, removal or disturbance of any natural or cultural resource of any state park unit and for projects that require placing monitoring equipment in any state park unit. Learn more about research and collection permits or fill out a permit application online.

 

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