Goose Creek State Park, Washington

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
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.HistoryThe 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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  • Very nice walk along hiking trails and a boardwalk. Walk thru the marshlands as well as the swamps viewing the wildlife in it's natural setting as it should be. You can even go to the water and swimmi...  read more »
  • Great park with some great paths. Hiked to the Pamlico River and enjoyed the view. Finished up at the visitors center with a great discovery room of all types of wild life in the park. Will visit agai...  read more »
  • Nice trails through the marsh and woods. Restrooms with running water at parking areas throughout the park. There is also a swimming area on the river. 
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