Croatan National Forest


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Croatan National Forest

Address:141 E Fisher Ave
New Bern, NC 28560

Phone:252-638-5628
Web: www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc
Size: 161,000 acres.
Location:Eastern North Carolina, on the coast between Morehead City and New Bern. Accessible by US 17 and 70; NC 24 and 58. Nearby cities/towns include Morehead City, New Bern, and Swansboro.
Facilities:3 campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic sites, boat ramps, fishing piers, nature trails, 4 wilderness areas.
Activities:Camping, fresh and saltwater fishing, boating, canoeing, swimming, hiking.
Special Features:Diverse ecosystems ranging from freshwater pocosins to longleaf pine savannas to salt marsh; Cedar Point Tideland Trail, a short National Recreation Trail that showcases the ecology of an estuary; Neusiok Trail, a 26-mile trek from the Newport River to the Neuse River; White Oak River, with some of the finest blackwater bass fishing in North Carolina.

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The area he hunts the most is Catfish Lake Impoundment, an 800-acre public waterfowl hunting area in Croatan National Forest that is open on Tuesdays, Saturdays and designated holidays throughout the waterfowl season.
Red-cockaded woodpeckers will find a future home among the 10,000 longleaf pines planted on this tract in Croatan National Forest, site of a recent wildfire.