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The boardwalk at Goose Creek State Park
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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. 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: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Map of North Carolina – Goose Creek State Park

Contact the park



Visitor center

2190 Camp Leach Road
Washington, NC 27889

GPS: 35.4818, -76.9014



  • 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


  • 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.


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.