Island Creek Forest Walk — Croatan National Forest

Pollocksville, North Carolina 28573

Island Creek Forest Walk — Croatan National Forest

Island Creek Forest Walk — Croatan National Forest Professional Review and Guide

"The Island Creek Forest Walk is probably the smallest hike in the state’s second-smallest national forest—the Croatan. North Carolina’s easternmost forest consists of 160,000 acres bordered on three sides by water, including the Neuse, Trent, White Oak, and Newport rivers, and by Bogue Sound, which separates it from the Atlantic Ocean.

The forest contains a variety of natural habitats, including freshwater pocosin (meaning “swamp on a hill”), longleaf pine savanna, and saltwater marsh, and is home to a wide range of wildlife, including waterfowl, birds, deer, bears, snakes, and alligators. The area is also known for its population of carnivorous, or insect-eating, plants, including the pitcher plant and the Venus flytrap. Recreational areas include opportunities for swimming, boating, hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. Even though this trail is well shaded, it can be a little too warm and mosquito riddled to be fun for dogs in the summer."

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Trail Information

Pollocksville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
0.5
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
30 minutes
Duration
Fall, winter, and spring
Season
Croatan National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Pollocksville
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018