Howell Woods is a unique 2,800-acre natural resource designed to provide excellent educational experiences while fostering environmental stewardship. Visitors may experience a variety of environmental education programs and recreational activities. Go hiking, camping, canoeing, bird watching, hunting, fishing, and more! Howell Woods contains a great diversity of habitats and wildlife species situated between the Neuse River and Hannah and Mill Creeks. The property consists of more than 1,600 acres of bottomland hardwood forests, 600 acres of mixed hardwood/pine, and nearly 400 acres of pine forest (both longleaf and loblolly type).
Eco-friendly cabins are available for rent and the Learning Center showcases live exhibits of native reptiles, birds of prey, and a fresh water aquarium. School groups welcome.
Howell Woods is a site along the NC Civil War Carolina's Campaign Trail.