The first of North Carolina's Educational State Forests, Clemmons opened in 1976 in Johnston County. Featuring self-guided trails and exhibits, as well as Ranger-conducted sessions, the forest offers a wealth of experiences for the senses and the mind.

Trails: Forest Geology Trail with "Talking Rocks," "Talking Tree" Trail and Forest Demonstration Trail
Picnic Facilities-Open picnic sites with tables and grills are available, as well as a spacious shelter complete with a massive stone fire place and plenty of seating. Reservations for the shelter are required.

Please note that while in the forest, dogs must be on a leash and under direct control of an owner at all times.

Bicycles and other vehicles are not permitted on the forest's trails.


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Johnston County Visitors Bureau

Johnston County

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