State and National Parks

131 Charles St.
Harkers Island, NC
(252) 728-2250

Cape Lookout National Seashore is one of America's few remaining undeveloped coastal barrier island systems. It encompasses about 29,000 acres of islands, most of which run roughly parallel to the eastern shores of Carteret County. The system is bounded on the north by Ocracoke Inlet and on the south by Beaufort...more about Cape Lookout National Seashore

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

Located between New Bern and Emerald Isle, the Croatan National Forest is a 161,000 acre coastal and inland swamp habitat. 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 also has...more about Croatan National Forest

2303 E Fort Macon Rd
Atlantic Beach, NC 28520
(252) 726-3775

Fort Macon State Park highlights Fort Macon, one of the most complete forts of the Civil War era in the United States. The fort was taken over by Confederates on April 14, 1861, attacked from land and sea by Union forces in an eleven-hour bombardment on April 25, 1862, and surrendered...more about Fort Macon State Park

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