North Carolina county #68 Goose Creek State Park
In Beaufort County, I stopped at Goose Creek State Park. Lately, if I see a State Park in a county I need to visit, I make that location a priority. They typically do not disappoint, with excellent habitat, scenery, and trails to hike – and Goose Creek was no exception.
The trail I choose was an easy one that went through a forest and then over a boardwalk through the swamp pictured above.
I ran into some Red-headed Woodpeckers, a number of Eastern Wood-Pewees, and a Blue Grosbeak.
There was also a Turkey Vulture that just sat in a dead tree the whole time – he was there when I went down the trail and still there when I came back.
I also got to take some photos of a mother and child White-tailed Deer that I watched from the end of the trail for a while.
The park was pretty quiet and I saw no one else during my hike. There are roads throughout it and many different easy hiking trails. It was an enjoyable stop and I would come back if I am in the area.