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2190 Camp Leach Road
Washington, NC 27889



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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: Saturday, January 25, 2020

Goose Creek State Park

The eight miles of trails at Goose Creek State Park lead visitors through a broad range of coastal experiences—live oaks draped in Spanish moss, wetlands along the Pamlico Sound and a cypress swamp viewed from an extensive boardwalk. A visitor and environmental education center explains it all with detailed exhibits. Getting into or onto the waters of the sound is easy at a sandy swim beach, a boat ramp or a separate paddling launch. A small tent-oriented campground offers solitude, even though the park is just a short drive from the historic towns of Bath and Washington, N.C.

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Notices and alerts

Final public notice: FEMA funding for repair project

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has applied for FEMA Public Assistance Program funding to conduct repairs to the boardwalk and swim beach at Goose Creek State Park. Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. Comments are due on December 6, 2019. Please visit the park news page for more information on the project and how to submit a comment.

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27889 Washington, NC

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 2:00pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 10:00am