The beautiful Croatan National Forest is begining to flourish with activity as spring is in the air! This incredible wonder spans over 160,000 acres and is located within minutes of downtown New Bern.
Many of us get caught up in working long hours and spending any free time running errands and/or taking care of family matters. We forget to take time off to enjoy the simple things in life. Do you feel the same way?
Surrounded by water, the Trent and Neuse Rivers, Brices Creek, Catfish Lake, and the many tributaries and creeks, there are plenty of opportunities for boating and water sports, fishing, and swimming!
The Croatan National Forest is home to the alligator, bald eagle, bat, beaver, black bear, bobcat, coyote, crane, duck, egret, geese, hawk, mink, osprey, owls, peregrine falcon, pheasant, pileated woodpecker, possum, quail, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, white-tail deer, wild turkey and more wildlife!
The Croatan National Forest Ranger Station is located off Hwy 70 East at 141 E. Fisher Ave., New Bern, NC, 252-638-5628. Or visit the US Department of Agriculture’s National Forest website for brochures, recreational maps, and more information.
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