Trip Planner:   USA  /  North Carolina  /  Clayton  /  Nature  /  Clemmons Educational State Forest

Clemmons Educational State Forest, Clayton

(5/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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.
Put Clemmons Educational State Forest and other Clayton attractions into our Clayton vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Source
map
Create a full Clayton itinerary

Plan your trip to Clayton

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in North Carolina by other users

7 days in North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Duck BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Hatteras Island BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Outer Banks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in North Carolina & Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Charlotte BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Charlotte, Winston Salem & Banner Elk BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Outer Banks BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • They have talking stations which identify trees and other terrain. Kids love running ahead and pressing the talking stations.  more »
  • I love going to this park. It has lots of trails that provide tons of educational information for both kids and adults. Several areas to relax and enjoy a picnic. There are covered areas in the event ...  more »
  • My kids and I really like walking the trails here during the different seasons. We always notice something new as we stroll. love it!  more »