Discover one of North Carolina’s rarest ecological communities as coastal pond and swamp forest mingle. Massive cypress & gum trees covered with Spanish moss form a canopy for the dark waters of the 750-acre cypress millpond ~ a wilderness sanctuary for wetland wildlife. Paddle quietly through the pond and creek and encounter beavers, otters, owls, etc. Over 10 miles of hiking trails. Fee for camping and canoes. Or bring your own kayak or canoe.

Primitive camping for singles and groups, non-electric campsites or improved group camping. The family campground, with 20 sites for tents and trailers, is in the midst of a pine/hardwood forest just beyond the park office.Visit our website for camping specifics. Please call the toll-free number for reservations.


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