Clemmons Educational State Forest, Clayton

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Clemmons Educational State Forest is a 825acre North Carolina State Forest in Clayton. It is North Carolina's first educational state forest, and it is operated by the North Carolina Forest Service. The site features self-guided nature trails with audio exhibit stations, the Forestry Exhibit Center with interactive exhibits about the ecology of forests, soil, water, wildlife and the state's cultural history.There are 4 main trails with 8 miles of hiking available. The two audio trails feature recorded messages about the history of the forest and trees as well as geology of North Carolina. The Forest Demonstration trail shows actual forestry practices, while the Watershed Extension loop features streams, hills, and other interesting sites. There are picnic sites as well as a large covered picnic shelter available for the public to use. Another interesting feature is a large 40 feet by 24 feet deck overlooking a 3-acre pond with a large map of North Carolina showing all of the river basins in the state. Children and adults enjoy feeding the fish from the deck also. Forest rangers offer education programs for school groups.
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  • This is a nice area for clayton when you want to get away and take a hike through God’s land. Beautiful nature with hiking trails throughout the forest They have a lake that you can enjoy. It’s really...  more »
  • Beautiful forest. Relaxing place to walk with kids. They have talking trees to provide info. There are spaces to rent for parties.  more »
  • We went here just to check it out. They have pathways to hike through the park. It is nice woods easy paths to walk. When we were done we bbq'd on their bbqs which are clean and well maintained. If yo...  more »

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