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For more information, please call (252) 923-2191

November - December

Sunday, November 3
10:00 a.m.

    Ivy Gut Hike
    Meet at the primitive campground parking lot to hike a portion of the Ivy Gut trail. We will get to check out the great views overlooking Goose Creek. This hike is approximately one mile. Bring water and wear sturdy footwear.

Saturday, November 9
10:00 a.m.

    Leave No Trace
    Help keep our parks clean for others to enjoy. Meet in the visitor center and learn about the seven principals of LNT. They are practices to help minimize environmental impacts for anyone visiting the outdoors. Learn, Explore and Educate.

Sunday, November 17
2:00 p.m.

    Tar Kilns and Long Leaf Restoration
    Meet in the visitor center to learn about the ecological/economical history of the park and its impact on long leaf pine trees. We will discuss tar kilns, naval stores and briefly discuss the current state of the Long Leaf Restoration. Come prepared to discuss how North Carolina is known as the Tar Heel State.

Saturday, November 23
9:00 a.m.

    Flatty Creek Paddle
    Join a park ranger for a kayak trip down Flatty Creek. We will be meeting at Dinah's Landing. Space is limited, so registration is required. Please call the park at (252) 923-2191 to register.

Saturday, November 30
2:00 p.m.

    Mallard Creek Hike
    Put the turkey leg down and hit the trail. We will be hiking the Mallard Creek Loop Trail which is approximately 1.25 miles long. Bring water, binoculars and wear sturdy footwear. Meet in the last parking lot.

Saturday, December 7
4:30 p.m.

    Owl Outing
    Owls! Owls!! Owls!!! They see you, but you might not see them. Learn some facts about these mostly nocturnal animals. Afterwards, we will take a hike down the Palmetto Boardwalk and listen to their calls. Meet in the visitor center.

Sunday, December 15
2:00 p.m.

    Welcome to Goose Creek
    This presentation will introduce all the wonderful things you can find at the park from recreational opportunities to our wonderful natural communities. This is great for first-time visitors or anyone wanting to get to know the park. Meet in the visitor center.

Saturday, December 21
10:00 a.m.

    All About Bears
    We will talk about the life history of North Carolina's native black bears, examine mounts, skulls and furs. Meet in the visitor center.

Saturday, December 28
7:30 a.m.

    Paint in the Park
    Join a ranger in appreciation of our beautiful park. We will be bringing painting supplies down to the Pamlico River swim beach tables and creating some nature-based artwork. Paper, acrylic paint and brushes will be supplied. However, it is recommended to bring your own supplies as well, if possible. Please call the park at (252) 923-2191 to sign up ahead of time so that we can plan accordingly.

Wednesday, January 1
10:00 a.m.

    First Day Hike
    Come out and enjoy the first day of the year at Goose Creek State Park. Start off the new year with a hike along the Pamlico River while looking for waterfowl and other wildlife along the way. Dress for the weather and meet in the last parking lot on the main park road.

  • Vanessa Fischer
  • Administrative Associate II
  • Goose Creek State Park
  • 2190 Camp Leach Road
  • Washington, NC 27889
  • Ph: (252) 923-2191
  • Fax: (252) 923-0052

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