Goose Creek State Park, Washington
(4.8/5 based on 65+ 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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  • Beautiful well kept paths and very few other people to crowd you. The nature center is a very good one and they have interesting classes / workshops on local flora and fauna 
  • Goose Creek is a wonderful experience in the coastal North Carolina outdoors environment with its abundant waters, plant, and animal like. But there's more! There are dozens of pine tar kilns scattere...  more »
  • Very nice (visited 31 Oct) Long trails allow for easy wonderful walks. Cautious if you are with wonderful dogs like mine- squirrels will be there to get them to want to jump in the awamp waters (short...  more »