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Spring in the longleaf pine forests of Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve
Moccasin Crossing Closed   

Moccasin Crossing is closed for bridge repairs until further notice. Please use Pine Island Trail to cross James Creek.

 Last updated on: Tuesday, February 9, 2021


Map of North Carolina – Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve


Contact the park
 

910-692-2167

weymouth.woods@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Weymouth Woods
and visitor center

1024 Fort Bragg Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387

GPS: 35.1470, -79.3716

 

Boyd Tract
and Paint Hill Tract

Please contact park staff to visit these two accesses.
 


Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 


 

 

 

Educational programs

Rangers hold regularly scheduled educational and interpretive programs about Weymouth Woods - Sandhills Nature Preserve. Check the Events calendar for more information.

To arrange a special exploration of Weymouth Woods - Sandhills Nature Preserve for your group or class, contact the park office.
 

Sandhills Discovery Room

This interactive learning area allows visitors to discover what makes the longleaf forest so special, through a variety of hands-on displays for all ages. The room features a window out to a bird-feeder station, a child-friendly microscope, a live animal exhibit, a puppet stage and more than a dozen kid-friendly discovery boxes that invite visitors to explore different aspects of nature. You are welcome to enjoy this fun and educational space daily from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Special Bird Events

  • April through June and September through November of each year, the staff at Weymouth Woods set up mist nets and band birds. Currently, banding is done off of the Pine Island Trail and at the park office. The time and location depends on weather and staff availability.
  • Hummingbird banding is done at least one day a week, April through September at the park office.
  • The park sponsors two Audubon bird counts - one in late April or early May and one in December.

To get a schedule of current programs, walks, talks and hikes, check the Events calendar.

Boots, water and insect repellent are recommended. Please phone or email before attending events.