Goose Creek State Park, Washington

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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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  • There is so much you can do here. We went just to do some hiking. It also offers primitive tent camping, boating, fishing, sandy beaches if you want to swim, picnic areas and a very nice visitors cent...  more »
  • Decided to participate in the forestry festival here. The parks and forestry were celebrating 100 years. There was a nice turn out of people. We got to see and hear about tar and kiln. Very interestin...  more »
  • I picked a green spot on the map that just happened to be Goose Creek State Park, and there was camping available. I had no idea what we would find, that is, if we could find it! The car gps took us t...  more »