Croatan National Forest, Havelock

#110 of 156 in Nature in North Carolina
Forest · Hidden Gem · National Park
The Croatan National Forest () is a U.S. National Forest, was established on July 29, 1936, and is located on the Atlantic coast of North Carolina. It is administered by the United States Forest Service, a part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is managed together with the other three North Carolina National Forests (Nantahala, Pisgah, and Uwharrie) from common headquarters in Asheville, North Carolina. However, Croatan has a local ranger district office in New Bern.

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  • So, Florence definitely destroyed portions of the trail system and that is sad. My first choice to hike was lost and may not return. I stopped in at the Ranger Station and met a wonderfully nice and.....  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our hike along part of the Neusiok Trail - quite a workout climbing up and over and bushwhacking around fallen trees ! Literally hundreds of trees down and, although there...  more »
  • Beautiful park. I do recommend knowing where you're going before you plan a trip here. My husband and I tried to do some backpacking in one of the wilderness areas, and the brush was so thick, we couldn't go more than a few yards. Also, the roads into the park are rather rough, so plan accordingly.
  • Went squirrel hunting, didnt experience any awful marshes like at other game lands. Got a couple squirrels. They're a bit smaller than I'm used to. Everything is a bit smaller down here. Except the marshes.

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