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Goose Creek State Park Calendar of Events

GOOSE CREEK STATE PARK

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For more information, please call (252) 923-2191

February - March

    Saturday, February 12:00 p.m.
    Basics and Benefits of Prescribed Fire
    Did you know that fire plays an important role in the ecosystem at Goose Creek? This presentation covers why we burn, how we burn and some of the equipment we use to incorporate fire into the landscape. Meet in the visitor center.


    Sunday, February 910:00 a.m.
    Opossums
    Opossums are often some of the most misunderstood critters around. Join us for a short presentation on what makes Opossums such important animals to our native NC habitat. Meet in the visitor center classroom.


    Sunday, February 1510:00 a.m.
    Amazing Amphibians
    Meet at the visitor center and come prepared for a short hike. Discover the amphibians that live in our back yard and find out how these amazing animals survive the North Carolina winters.


    Monday, February 174:00 p.m.
    Campfire Cooking
    Come join the park rangers for an evening campfire meal. We will be trying out different techniques and recipes to use for successful cooking over the campfire. Those attending are welcome to bring their own campfire specialties to inform the group. Meet at campsite #1 in our primitive campground. Space is limited, so registration is required. Please call the park at (252) 923-2191 to register.


    Sunday, February 2310:00 a.m.
    Palmetto Boardwalk Hike
    Take a half-mile hike on the boardwalk and view a freshwater swamp that is transitioning to a brackish water marsh all without getting your feet wet. Meet in the visitor center.


    Saturday, February 2910:00 a.m.
    Ticks, Chiggers and Mosquitoes
    Spring is just around the corner! Although we welcome the green grass and sunny days with open arms, the warmer weather will also bring some unwanted critters with it. Come and join a park ranger as we discuss Ticks, Chiggers and Mosquitoes and how to protect yourself and your family while out in the park. Meet in the visitor center.


    Saturday, March 72:00 p.m.
    Long Leaf Pine Forest and Naval Stores
    Join us to learn about the history of the long leaf pine forest and naval stores in eastern North Carolina. Come prepared for a short hike following the presentation. Meet in the visitor center.


    Saturday, March 142:00 p.m.
    Welcome to Goose Creek
    This presentation will introduce all the wonderful things you can find at the park from recreational opportunities to our wonderful natural communities. Great for first-time visitors or anyone wanting to get to know the park. Meet in the visitor center.


    Saturday, March 2110:00 a.m.
    First Spring Weekend – Mallard Creek/Live Oak Hike
    Spring is finally here! We will be hiking the Mallard Creek and Live Oak trails for a total of about 1.25 miles. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water, cameras and binoculars. We will meet in the last parking lot at the end of the main park road.


    Sunday, March 291:00 p.m.
    Tar Kiln Hike
    Meet at the Ivey Gut parking lot and come prepared for a moderate hike through an early succession pine forest. You will be able to explore some of the remaining tar kilns along the way. Come dressed for the weather with appropriate footwear.

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