06 km) trail that passes through a cypress swamp

Goose Creek State Park

is a North Carolina state park near Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina in the United States. is home to a wide variety of canada goose coats on sale wildlife that make their homes in the extensive salt water marshes, inlets and creeks on the northern uk canada goose side of the sound. Route 264 on Camp Leach Road.[2]The land in and surrounding has long provided an abundance of natural resources for the people canada goose clearance of the area. The first recorded inhabitants of the area were members of the Secota and the Pamlico, two Eastern Woodlands canada goose factory sale tribes. They were victims of widespread disease brought to colonial North canada goose black friday sale Carolina by settlers from Europe during the 17th century. Most of the Indians that Canada Goose online did not succumb to disease were killed or driven off during the Tuscarora War (1711 1715). Goose Creek and Pamlico Sound also provided shelter for pirates canada goose store such as Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet.[3]

Since the Canada Goose Coats On Sale end of the pirate era, the area https://www.canadagoosejacketca.ca in and surrounding Canada Goose Outlet has been centered on timber production, commercial fishing and small scale, subsistence farming. Canada Goose Jackets Lumber companies, such as the Eureka Lumber Company canadian goose jacket and later Weyerhauser Corporation,[4] acquired extensive tracts of land along canada goose clearance sale the creeks and harvested vasts stands of old growth bald cypress and longleaf pine. Much cheap Canada Goose of the land that is now part of was clear cut.[3] Evidence of canada goose uk shop the timber industry remains at the cheap canada goose uk park today. Visitors to the park can see the remains of piers and loading docks canada goose up and down Goose Creek and an old railroad bed crosses the park.

After the lumber companies had cleared the forests and left the land, citizens of Beaufort County sought to have the land along Goose Creek protected under North Carolina state law. At this time the state was looking for land along Canada Goose Parka the Pamlico River on which to build a park. It was soon determined that Goose canada goose uk outlet Creek would be an ideal canada goose uk black friday setting for a state park. Local citizens showed their support for the effort by sending a resolution to North Carolina governor, canada goose coats James Holshouser. The state purchased 1,208 (4.88 acres of land, at a cost of $1,115,000 from Weyerhauser,[4] for the park and Goose Creek State Park was opened to the public in September 1974.[3]Goose Creek State Park is open for year round recreation offering camping, boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, picnicking, and environmental education.[5]A boat ramp is on the west shore of Goose Creek at Dinah’s Landing. Motorboating, sailing and windsurfing are all permitted at the park. All boaters must follow the rules and regulations of the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission. Visitors that are interested in exploring the creeks of the park in canoes must bring their own. Access to the creeks is provided at Dinah’s Landing and near the campground. The streams of the park offer opportunities for canoeists to view a wide variety of wading birds that make the park their home.[5]

Fishing is permitted in the waters of Goose Creek State Park. The most popular species of game fish are white and yellow perch, largemouth bass and bluegill.

Camping and hiking[edit]

The campground at Goose Creek State Park is located on a stretch of land between Goose Creek and Flatty Creek. It is a primitive campground with twelve tent sites. The campground is in a grove of longleaf pines that are covered with Spanish moss.

Goose Creek State Park is home to six hiking trails.

Flatty Creek Trail is a one mile (1.6 loop trail that begins and ends at the parking area near the campground. Much of the trail is on boardwalks over the fresh water and brackish water wetlands of the park.

Goose Creek Trail is a 1.9 mile (3.06 km) trail that passes through a cypress swamp.

Ivey buy canada goose jacket cheap Gut Trail runs from the main park road to the campground through two Canada Goose sale miles (3.22 of forest.

Live Oak Trail is a 0.4 mile (0.64 km) trail that passes an old cemetery.

Palmetto Boardwalk Trail is a 0.7 mile (1.13 km) boardwalk trail that connects the Environmental Education Center with the Ivey Gut Parking area, passing through a hardwood swamp. The swimming area is on a sandy beach along the Pamlico River on the southern side of the park.[5] is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species that thrive in the various habitats in place uk canada goose outlet at the park. Sedges, sawgrass and black buy canada goose jacket needle rush can be found in the brackish marshes near the Pamlico River. These tall grasses provide cover and nesting sites for the many wading birds of the park, including, marsh wren, rails, herons and egrets.

The marshes of the park recede in swamps. These swamps are home to bald cypress, loblolly pine and red cedar trees. Many Canada Goose Online of the trees are covered Canada Goose Outlet in Spanish moss. The swamps are home to a wide variety of wildlife including barred owls, frogs, turtles, snakes, minks, turkeys, muskrats and raccoons. Larger animals include white tailed deer, bobcats, black bear and gray foxes.

The waters of Goose Creek and the Pamlico River are visited by a wide variety of migratory birds. Tundra swans and Canada geese winter at the park as do bufflehead, mallard and wood ducks.[6].

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