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Croatan National Forest
Croatan National Forest © Kendal McNeill-Meyerhofer
CROATAN NATIONAL FOREST
CROATAN NATIONAL FOREST
Croatan National Forest, one of four National Forests in North Carolina and the only true coastal forest in the East. The Croatan National Forest's 160,000 acres have pine forests, saltwater estuaries, bogs and raised swamps called pocosins. Bordered on three sides by tidal rivers and the Bogue Sound, the forest is defined by water.

All this water provides a variety of recreation and diversity of wildlife- from deer, black bears and turkeys to wading birds, ospreys and alligators. Canoeing and fishing are popular on blackwater creeks and saltwater marshes. The Croatan is also home to the carnivorous Venus fly-trap, sunder and pitcherplant.

The Croatan National Forest has one Ranger District, the Croatan Ranger District.




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Area Campgrounds
Camp Ocean Forest Campground
100 Fairview Drive
Emerald Isle, NC
252-354-3454
Holiday Trav-L-Park
9102 Coast Guard Road
Emerald Isle, NC
252-354-2250
Water's Edge RV Park
1463 Highway 24
Newport, NC
252-247-0494
White Oak Shores
400 Wetherington Landing Road
Stella, NC
252-393-3244
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Directions
The Croatan's district office is about 10 miles south of New Bern off US 70.

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