Goose Creek State Park, Washington

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Goose Creek State Park is a North Carolina state park near Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina in the United States. It covers 1,672acre just off of Pamlico Sound, in North Carolina's Coastal Plain. Goose Creek State Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife that make their homes in the extensive salt water marshes, inlets and creeks on the northern side of the sound. Goose Creek State Park is open for year-round recreation, east of Washington, two miles (3 km) south of U.S. Route 264 on Camp Leach Road.
The land in and surrounding Goose Creek State Park has long provided an abundance of natural resources for the people of the area. The first recorded inhabitants of the area were members of the Secota and the Pamlico, two Eastern Woodlands tribes. They were victims of widespread disease brought to colonial North Carolina by settlers from Europe during the 17th century. Most of the Indians that 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 such as Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet.
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  • Nice trail system and visitor center. Short drive from Washington NC. Abundant birding and potential to see other wildlife 
    Nice trail system and visitor center. Short drive from Washington NC. Abundant birding and potential to see other wildlife  more »
  • Definitely wear some comfy shoes. Place is beautiful and nice to get around with family. Swimming beach is fun and the visitor center is educational. Would recommend once to visit. 
    Definitely wear some comfy shoes. Place is beautiful and nice to get around with family. Swimming beach is fun and the visitor center is educational. Would recommend once to visit.  more »
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  • The museum is awesome. They have quite a bit of different animal specimen local to the region and identify the type. The campground seems nice for RVs with full hookups. The tent sites have level rocks to put your tent, some with water views. Lots of trails through the woods and marshes. The tiny houses look cute too! They take very good care of the grounds, no trash laying around!
  • A beautiful, hidden gem in eastern NC! Campsites were well kept and provided good privacy from other sites (not too close to one another). The scenery is unique and serene. The trails were well maintained and easy for all skill levels. The only disappointment was that the nature center was closed. We will definitely return!

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