Croatan National Forest

Rich in nature’s splendor, the Croatan National Forest puts visitors in touch with North Carolina’s native woodland environment. Camping, picnicking and adventure trails winding their way throughout the forest give nature enthusiasts ample opportunities to view the natural eye-candy in the forest including “pitcher plants,” bald cypress trees and long leaf pines.

Visitors with a keen eye and an extensive attention span might catch a glimpse of a white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear, otter, gray squirrel or even an alligator. Bird watching enthusiasts delight in the variety of avian life available including ospreys, bald eagles and red-cockaded woodpeckers.