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.

See other parks in North Carolina.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Caption: Above left: A male pine warbler perches on the needs of a longleaf pine in Croatan National Forest; above right: A male painted bunting sits atop of his perch inside a martime forest along the coast of North Carolina
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.
Samples from Conecuh National Forest, Covington Co., Alabama (7 sites or tracts), Croatan National Forest, Carteret Co., North Carolina (4 sites), Ocala National Forest, Marion Co., Florida (5 sites), and Francis Marion National Forest, Berkeley Co., South Carolina (4 sites) were made between 8-20 July 1987.