Come burn off those holiday calories. Join a ranger at the park for a short hike around the Live Oak and Mallard Creek Trails and learn about the unique ecology of the area. Come prepared for the weather and meet at the swim beach parking lot.
Events and Programs
Live Oak, Huckleberry, Goose Creek and Tar Kiln trails have reopened. All other trails are currently closed due to damages to boardwalks and flood debris making them impassable.Posted on: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Goose Creek State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.
Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.
Meet at the swim beach parking lot to join a ranger on a leisurely stroll along the Live Oak Trail.
Join us for a short presentation on mistletoe. We will discuss what the plant looks like in the wild, as well as its history and how it has become a holiday tradition. After the presentation we will create small mistletoe Christmas ornaments. Due to limited space, please call the office at 252-923-2191 to register for this program. Meet at the visitor center.
Meet at the visitor center to learn all about the life and biology of black bears by taking a virtual tour of Eastern North Carolina. You will discover when and where is the best place to view these sometimes-elusive animals.
This presentation will introduce all the wonderful things you can find at the park from recreational opportunities to our wonderful natural communities. This is great for first-time visitors or anyone wanting to get to know the park. Meet in the auditorium in the visitor center.