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Croatan National Forest Insect © Kendal McNeill-Meyerhofer
Harmless insect along the trails
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North Carolina's Parks
27 State Parks • 2 State Forests • 1 State Fish Hatchery
1 National Park • 4 National Forests • 1 National Memorial
2 National Historic Sites • 8 National Wildlife Refuges • 2 National Seashores

North Carolina Parks Visitor Reviews
8/19/2019 8:14:19 PM Croatan National Forest by William
Love the cycling paths at the park - I am wondering when the cycling paths in the Flanners Beach Recreational Area will re-open. We know damage along the southern shores of the Neuse River was incurred during hurricane Florence September 2018, and many trees and such probably were downed from that storm. The Pinecliff Area of Croatan suffered damage along its shoreline from this storm. I know it will take sometime to rebuild these parts of the recreation areas in the National Forest. Many local off road cycling enthusiasts have enjoyed Croatans cycling trails for years. All of us are wondering when the Flanners Beach Trails will re-open. I would appreciate any information in this regard which you can give me.
4/11/2016 12:02:24 PM Great Smoky Mountains National Park by ayden reynolds
great smokey mountains - i loved hiking at great smokey mountain and i lost about 5 pounds hiking!!!!!!!! best ever
11/8/2015 2:34:22 PM Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge by Linda
A favorite park of mine since I was 14 - If you like wetlands than this is a paradise! so many different birds to observe and enjoy! I did notice a large colony of Nutria the last time I was there in Oct 2014. Makes me worry that the little strip of asphalt will be further compromised by their tunneling. If you can send me any info on this I would be very interested.
10/11/2015 12:52:07 PM Mount Jefferson State Park by PeggyC
When In Ashe County.. - Views from Mt Jefferson are breathtaking - even when one is half-way up and it starts to snow. This is a must for us when we visit Ashe County .. sometimes we meet no one - but recently [Oct 2015] we met several wonderful souls - enjoying the mountain air and the views!
10/7/2015 6:04:49 PM Cape Lookout National Seashore by Christine
Eats - The hush puppys at the restaurant across from the hotel and boat launch are awesome. They have got to be the best downeast has to offer. Perfect in every way !
7/8/2015 2:24:20 PM Uwharrie National Forest
Lost Dog at Uwharrie National Forest - Reward if found:
6/26/2015 9:12:24 PM Wright Brothers National Memorial by Joanne H
I Can See It Now - It is soo windy here I could almost take off and fly!
1/10/2015 8:39:38 AM Jones Lake State Park by Randy
Wonderful area for mountain biking - Few places around match this place for beauty and the Jones Lake Bay Trail is great for mountain biking (cycling). Friendly staff. Love it.
6/22/2014 11:23:11 AM Stone Mountain State Park
The bear truth. - We arrived at our campsite and began to set things up. An hour later a black bear came out the woods by our campsite. It was a memorable trip.
a kindle spark - Great place to reconnect with one another.
1/16/2014 7:33:22 PM Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge by Ken Midgett
childhood memories at its best - Gods country. Having grown up in Dare Co. and cutting my teeth on Milltail Creek and those logging roads with my Grandfather Ken Ward, it is refreshing to see the area much as it looked to me almost fifty years ago. The most peaceful place on earth.
11/29/2013 11:46:10 PM Pettigrew State Park
Beautiful state park - We stopped by the office , the ranger gave us a lot of very useful information & suggestions for our visit. We were very impressed & really enjoyed our walk to Moccasin Landing. We are already looking forward to our next visit
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