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Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
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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 at this time.

 Posted on: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Trails

Eight miles of hiking trails meander through the estuarine areas of Goose Creek State Park. The diversity of wetlands ranges from freshwater and brackish-water marshes to black gum and cypress swamps. Large stands of pine and mixed forest provide cover for a variety of birds and land animals. 
 

Mallard Creek Trail
Location: Runs between Mallard Creek and Huckleberry Trail
Description:

The trail takes visitors to a small overlook on Mallard Creek, where red-winged blackbirds, herons and egrets have been spotted. Tar Kiln Trail originates along this trail at about the half-way mark.

Point of Interest:
Length:
0.50 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
blue hexagon
Mallard Creek Trail at Goose Creek State Park
Surface: Natural surface
Palmetto Boardwalk Trail
Location: Boardwalk starts from the Environmental Education Center
Description:

The trail features a rambling boardwalk across a freshwater marsh. A junction with Tar Kiln Trail head can be found at the base of the boardwalk.

Point of Interest:
Length:
0.50 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
Palmetto Boardwalk trail at Goose Creek State Park
Surface: Boardwalk
Tar Kiln Trail
Location: Located between Mallard Creek and Palmetto trails
Description:

Remnants of the longleaf pine naval stores industry of the 1800s and early 1900s are still evident here.

Point of Interest: Several tar kilns have been marked along the trail.
Length:
1.30 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
orange hexagon
Tar Kiln Trail at Goose Creek State Park
Surface: Natural surface, Boardwalk
Contact:

Goose Creek State Park

2190 Camp Leach Road
WashingtonNC 27889
Phone252-923-2191
goose.creek@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 35.481853
Longitude: -76.901410

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