Join us around the campsite as we learn a few simple recipes and cooking techniques to try on your next camping adventure. Dress appropriately for the weather. Due to limited space, please call the office at 252-923-2191 to register for this program. Park in the primitive campground parking lot and meet at campsite #1.
Goose Creek State Park
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.
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.
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.
Join us as we take a short hike to collect some brightly colored autumn leaves. After our hike and a brief presentation, we will create fall themed candle holders from mason jars and our collected leaves. Due to limited space, please call the office at 252-923-2191 to register. Meet in the visitor center.
Live Oak, Huckleberry and Tar Kiln trails have reopened. All other trails are currently closed due to damages to boardwalks and flood debris making them impassable.
Coastal North Carolina is home to many species of birds, both residents and winter visitors. We will explore various habitats in the park to identify these birds and discuss their life cycles. Binoculars are recommended, but not required.
Meet at the visitor center to go over the basics of camping. Learn about fires, camping equipment and other need-to-know information for a successful camping trip.
This fun and educational program will be held in the visitor center. We will be covering the history, techniques and sportsmanship of hunting black bears in North Carolina.
Need a break from all the hustle and bustle that comes along with the holidays? Maybe you're still in need of a last-minute gift? Meet at the park's visitor center as we celebrate the Christmas spirit by making tree cookie ornaments. Hot cocoa and Christmas music will also be provided.