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Flat terrain offers an easy exploration of North Carolina's bay lakes with plenty of opportunities for environmental education. 

 

Bay Tree State Natural Area Trails
Location: Bay Tree State Natural Area/Hwy 41/Bladen County
Description:

Bay Tree Lake State Natual Area encompasses 620 acres of Longleaf pine forest, Carolina bay, and xeric sandhill upland that features turkey oak, bluejack oak, and southern magnolia.  An undeveloped parking area is located off Hwy 41 approximately 3.5 miles east of NC 701 at White Lake.  This area features sizable populations of eastern fox squirrel and American black bear among the more common species such as gray squirrel, white-tailed deer, cottontail rabbit, bobcat, coyote, river otter, and beaver.  Birders will find a variety of species both indigenous to the forest and the lake shore.  Hikers are cautioned that trails may feature venemous snake species to include Southern copperhead, cottonmouth moccasin, pygmy and canebrake rattlesnakes.  Those who desire to access the 1485-acre Bay Tree Lake with four-wheel-drive vehicles to canoe or kayak may register to do so by calling the park office during weekday business hours at (910) 669-2928.

Point of Interest: Bay Tree Lake
Length:
4.90 miles
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
White Hiking Markers/Trail Signs
Surface: Natural surface
CCC Loop Trail
Location: Begins near the pier at the lakeshore
Description:

Journey through a forest of bay shrubs, cedar, cypress, gum and poplars. The return segment of the trail takes you through a forest of longleaf pine and bay vegetation.

Point of Interest: The paved trail leads to a pier that extends more than 500 feet into Singletary Lake
Length:
1.00 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
orange triangle
Surface: Natural surface, Gravel, Paved
Contact:

Singletary Lake State Park

6707 NC 53 Hwy. East
KellyNC 28448
Phone910-669-2928
singletary.lake@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.583100
Longitude: -78.449600

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8am - 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day
Public access is limited to hiking, fishing and private watercraft. Swimming is available for group campers only.