GOOSE CREEK STATE PARK
Giant, old oaks draped in Spanish moss welcome you to this special world where broad, lazy Goose Creek joins the Pamlico River. A primitive camping area, picnic sites, swim beach and hiking and canoeing trails offer a variety of ways to savor the tranquil surroundings at Goose Creek State Park. And historic Bath, North Carolina's oldest incorporated town, is just six miles away.
Visit Goose Creek State Park. Unwind and soak up the peacefulness; a hectic pace is not permitted.
Park hoursNovember-February, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
March and October, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
April, May, September, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
June-August, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
Park office hours
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily
Closed state holidays
A primitive family campground is located between Goose and Flatty creeks. Twelve well-spaced tent sites amid large pines draped in Spanish moss include tables and grills. Toilet facilities and water are available nearby. Sites are available on a first-come basis for a fee.
The boat ramp at Dinah's Landing on the west side of Goose Creek is conveniently located near the river. Motorboating, sailing and windsurfing are popular activities. Boating regulations of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission apply.
Canoeing: Tall, overhanging trees lining the creek banks and graceful water birds create a peacefulness best experienced by canoe. Access is available at Dinah's Landing and at the end of the campground. Canoeists must bring their own vessels as there are none for rent in the area. Be alert to storms and always wear a life vest.
Fish in the creek or the river; both have plenty of fresh and saltwater fish, especially in warmer weather. Species include largemouth bass, bluegill, and white and yellow perch. A state fishing license is required; the rules of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission apply.