Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center

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Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm


  • 6601 Devil's Racetrack Rd

    Four Oaks,   NC   27524


A diverse group of ecosystems make this an outdoor "classroom," such as bottomland hardwood forest, open fallow fields, mixed pine/hardwood, longleaf and loblolly pine forests, pond, and creek. More than 20 miles of trails are available for hiking, horseback and bike riding. With five ponds, enjoy fishing, especially as two are stocked with catfish and hybrid sunfish.

Several primitive campsites and rustic cabin located on a favorite fishing pond, as well as, numerous fishing areas are available. Overnight lodging is available for individuals, families and groups.

Multiple species hunting is available for white-tailed deer, feral pigs, waterfowl, grey squirrel, and wild turkey through a paid reservation and/or lottery system.

Please check website for regulation, reservation and fee information.

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6601 Devil's Racetrack Rd
Four Oaks NC 27524


Latitude: 35° 22' 16.32" / Longitude: -78° 18' 23.3994"

Special Directions:

Directions: From I-95 take exit 90, US 701 East, Turn on to Devil’s Racetrack Road and travel 8.25 miles, look for the green tin roof of the Learning Center on the left.

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