“A Close Up View of Nature!”
Woods Bay State Park offers a close-up look at one of the last remaining largeCarolina Bays on the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain. The 1,590-acre park, located in the coastal plains region, features a wide range of habitats including marsh, sandhills, oak-hickory forest and shrub bog. The habitats of Woods Bay can be explored by taking the nature trail encircling the mill pond or by walking the length of the 1,150 foot boardwalk, which provides views of alligators in the cypress tupelo swamp. The best way to see the park is by following a canoe trail which takes paddlers past the Carolina Bays, elliptical depressions which appear swampy but remain dry.
This was a great small state park. We drove a few miles off the interstate and walked the boardwalk trail. We had lunch on the picnic tables and enjoyed our day. We saw birds and turtles. The boardwalk was nice not too long great for kids.
Be prepared for lots of mosquitos. So bring bug spray. Nice boardwalk though.
The reason Woods Bay State park is special is because it's one of the last large Carolina Bays on the Atlantic Coastal Plain. It's remarkable for its unique geology, and the park rangers are pretty friendly. Great place to stretch your legs while driving I-95.
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Woods Bay State Park
- Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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