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Goose Creek State Park is closed until at least Monday, September 24. Flooding and other damage could extend this closure for a longer period, so please continue to check our website for updates.

 Posted on: Tuesday, September 18, 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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