Goose Creek State Park Calendar of Events for September: Cancelled due to Hurricane Irene | Eastern North Carolina Now

Goose Creek State Park calendar of events for the month of September, 2011.

Please note: from Becky Davenport, Goose Cree State Park
Updated September 1, 2011

All weekend programming for the month of September at Goose Creek State Park has been cancelled. Please remove our program calendar from your list of available activities for this month.

The park had very little facility/structural damage, but tree-loss was extensive. Currently, the park is closed with no projected reopening date.

For updates, please refer to messages posted at    

Sunday, September 4, 2011      Nature Video – Beaver      3 p.m.

     It may be a lazy Labor Day weekend for you, but somewhere a tireless beaver is busily building its home! Cool off in the park’s auditorium and enter the world of the beaver, nature’s great architect and engineer. This National Geographic video is one hour long.

     Sunday, September 11, 2011       Animal Tracks and Signs      3 p.m.

    Animals leave behind many signs of their presence in the park, but the sign we see most often are animal tracks. Come and learn to identify some of the animal tracks and signs that we see. Before leaving this one-hour program, make your own animal track to take home! Please call the park at 252-923-2191 and sign up to attend this fun program.
Pamlico River shoreline: Goose Creek State Park     photo by Stan Deatherage

    Sunday, September 18, 2011       What’s Going on at Goose Creek       3 p.m.

    Come visit your State Park and learn about all it has to offer as well as upcoming events. This informal discussion with the Park Superintendent will provide visitors a chance to ask questions and find out about what’s going on at Goose Creek.
Pamlico River shoreline: Goose Creek State Park     photo by Stan Deatherage

    Sunday, September 25, 2011       Kayaks on the Goose       3 p.m.

    Explore the beautiful waters of Goose Creek. Learn about the majestic bald cypress trees, the history of the park and its waters and enjoy the wildlife around us. Kayaks, life jackets and paddles will be provided. Due to limited space, please call 252-923-2191 to pre-register for this two-hour paddle. For ages 8 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring water, sunscreen and bug spray for this trip.
Pamlico River shoreline: Goose Creek State Park     photo by Stan Deatherage

    Special Announcement!
    Goose Creek State Park's Annual Photography Contest Is Back!!!

    Have you been out on our trails already this year and taken some really neat photos? If so, choose your best to enter in our photo contest. If not, come on out, stop by the office to pick up an entry form (or three), then get out there and capture the winning photo!

2011 Photo Contest Rules

• All photos must have been taken in the park this calendar year and must be accompanied by an official entry form. Each contestant is limited to 3 entries. Contest deadline is December 18, 2011.
• Prints no larger than 8"x10" must be submitted for judging. Be prepared to submit electronic copies for contest-winning photographs.
• Framed, matted or digitally manipulated photos (other than simple cropping and brightness/contrast adjustments) are not eligible.
• Employees of the North Carolina Division of State Parks and are not eligible.
• All photos must reflect safe, ethical, and legal behavior. Do not harass wildlife to get a photo.
• Mail or bring your entry to:
Goose Creek State Park

2190 Camp Leach Road

Washington, NC 27889

If you have questions please call 252/923-2191 or e-mail

    Here below is an image file of the Photo contest.

    If you have questions, call the park office at 252-923-2191.
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