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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
     

 

 

 

Facilities for rent

Check the reservations website for availability and prices.

In addition to campsites, you can reserve the following facilities at this park:

Picnic Shelters

Unreserved picnic shelters are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the shelters are very popular, so reservations are strongly suggested.

Beach Access shelter near Parking Lot 2 accommodates 40 people, and has a grill. Drinking fountain and restroom are nearby. The shelter is handicap accessible.

Flicker Field shelter near the Visitor Center accommodates 64 people, and has a grill. Drinking fountain, restroom, and drink machine are nearby.  The shelter is handicap accessible.

Auditorium

The Auditorium accommodates 90 people seated, or 60 people with tables. Drinking fountain, restroom, and drink machine are nearby.  The auditorium is handicap accessible. Reservations are required; please contact the park.

Outdoor Classroom

The Classroom accommodates 30-40 people. Drinking fountain, restroom, and drink machine are a short walk away at the visitor center.  The classroom is handicap accessible. Reservations are required; please contact the park.