The Palmetto-Peartree Preserve


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  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Daylight hours


  • 212 Main Street

    Columbia,   NC   27925


The Palmetto-Peartree Preserve encompasses 10,000 acres along Albemarle Sound. Established in 1999 to protect the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, the preserve is a premier destination for hikers, birdwatchers, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Come walk our boardwalk trails through wetland forests or hit the water for a paddle excursion on the Sound. The preserve is open to the public 7 days/week during daylight hours. No admission fee; advanced reservations and fee are required for camping platform use.

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212 Main Street
Columbia NC 27925


Latitude: 35° 55' 4.7994" / Longitude: -76° 15' 0.36"

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