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Goose Creek State Park

Fire is Life

Goose Creek State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:00am

Meet at the visitor center to learn about the effects of fire in the park, fire safety and practice fire building skills. This program is great for all ages and scout groups. Dress for the weather.

Winter Birds

Goose Creek State Park
Date of Event: 
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 9:00am

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.

Camping Basics

Goose Creek State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 10:00am

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.

Tree Cookie Ornaments

Goose Creek State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 12/22/2017 - 2:00pm

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.

Brunch by the Beach

Goose Creek State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 10:00am

Join a ranger for a Dutch oven breakfast casserole at the park's swim beach by the picnic tables. Bring your own chair and relax and learn about outdoor cooking while the meal is prepared. Registration is limited to the first 10 who sign up. Let us know if you have your own Dutch oven to bring. The swim beach area is about .15-mile walk from the second parking lot.

Fall Fishing

Goose Creek State Park
Date of Event: 
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 8:00am

Learn the basics of how to bait your hook, cast and use different kinds of bait for fishing. Meet at Dinah's Landing boat ramp. Fishing gear will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Registration is limited to the first 10 who sign up. This program is for ages 10 and up. Please call (252) 923-2191 to register.

Fall Marsh Paddle

Goose Creek State Park
Date of Event: 
Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:00pm

Enjoy the fall evening air and paddle Goose Creek in a kayak. We will look for signs of wildlife on the banks, search for osprey and listen for birds. Registration is limited to ages 16 and up and to the first 5 people who sign up.  Kayaks, paddles and lifejackets are provided; however, you may bring your own boat. Bring a towel, water and wear shoes that strap on. Dress for the weather.