State and National Parks

Ranger's Office, 141 E. Fisher Ave.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 638-5628

Located between New Bern and Emerald Isle,Croatan National Forest is made up of 161,000 acres and features coastal and inland swamp habitats. The Croatan Forest is home to the largest collection of carnivorous plants in any National Forest and it is near the northern range limit of the American alligator. It...more about Croatan National Forest

1572 Hammocks Beach Rd.
Swansboro, NC
(910) 326-4881

Hammocks Beach State Park begins at the grassy and shady tree-filled lawns along the water's edge in Swansboro and continues by a 15-minute ferry ride to Bear Island, a barrier island off the southernmost point of Bogue Banks. Visitors are rewarded with one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in...more about Hammocks Beach State Park

Thank you to our site sponsors for supporting the local business community