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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
 

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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  • 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
     

 

 

 

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Final Public Notice: Goose Creek State Park FEMA Project

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has applied for FEMA Public Assistance Program funding through the North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) as a sub-recipient for the repair of the boardwalk and beach erosion 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.