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Carolina Beach State Park, Carolina Beach

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Carolina Beach State Park is a North Carolina state park in New Hanover County, North Carolina. It covers 761acre on Pleasure Island. The state owns 420acre of the park in fee simple, and the remainder of park land is leased from the Department of the Army. The park is located along the Cape Fear River and Snow's Cut (part of the Intracoastal Waterway).Pocosin wetlands, a type of wetland that supports rare carnivorous plant species, are found in the park. Carnivorous plants found at this park include Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, butterworts and bladderworts.The park features six miles of hiking trails. Other amenities include a marina, campsites, picnic area, and a visitor's center featuring natural history exhibits.
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  • This state park is a nice, pet and family friendly place to take an easy hike. The trails are mostly shaded, easy to follow, and well maintained. The visitor center and the marina both have indoor res...  more »
  • We made our reservations 8 months in advance and couldn't wait for the August weekend. The campground is lovely and the electric sites are awesome - we had site 002. The bath house is not very conveni...  more »
  • If you are looking for a quiet, family-friendly campground, this is a great place to stay on your next beach vacation! Despite the name, there is no swimming within the park--but there is plenty of be...  more »

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