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Northington Ferry Trail

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Northington Ferry Trail

Northington Ferry Trail is named after the Northingtons, a prominent family that once lived here long ago. The Northingtons operated a general store, a river ferry system, and the lock and dam located at Fish Traps. This quiet trail is ideal for spotting wildlife, such as deer and box turtles, as well as all kinds of native birds. It is also popular with fishermen due to the trail ending at the mouth of Campbell Creek where it meets the Cape Fear River. Fish commonly caught in this area include catfish, sunfish, bass, and crappie.

Trail Location: 
Begin down the Raven Rock Loop Trail on the opposite side of the picnic shelter at the day-use area. Hike for about 0.5 mile and the trailhead is on the left after the intersection that veers right towards the Overlook.
Trail Length: 
0.90 miles
Trail Type: 
one way
Trail Difficulty: 
easy
Trail Use: 
Hiking
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
boardwalk/bridge
Trail Blaze: 
orange triangles
Bridle trails:

OPEN TODAY

Bike trails:

CLOSED TODAY


3009 Raven Rock Road
Lillington, NC 27546

910-893-4888
raven.rock@ncparks.gov

 

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