Carolina Beach State Park
|Carolina Beach State Park|
|North Carolina State Park|
A sandy trail in Carolina Beach State Park
|Named for: Carolina Beach, North Carolina|
|Area||761 acres (308.0 ha) |
|Management||North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation|
|IUCN category||III - Natural Monument|
|Website: Carolina Beach State Park|
Carolina Beach State Park is a North Carolina state park in New Hanover County, North Carolina. It covers 761 acres (3.08 km2) on Pleasure Island. The state owns 420 acres (1.7 km2) of the park in fee simple, and the remainder of park land is leased from the Department of the Army. The park is located along the Cape Fear River and Snow's Cut (part of the Intracoastal Waterway).
Pocosin wetlands, a type of wetland that supports rare carnivorous plant species, are found in the park. Carnivorous plants found at this park include Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, butterworts and bladderworts.
The park features six miles of hiking trails. Other amenities include a marina, campsites, picnic area, and a visitor's center featuring natural history exhibits.
- "History". North Carolina State Parks. North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
- "Size of the North Carolina State Parks System" (XLS). North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. January 1, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
- "IX. Land Acquisition". Carolina Beach State Park General Management Plan (PDF) (Report). North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. January 22, 2007. pp. 50–51. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
The state owns 420 acres and leases 266 acres from the Department of the Army. ... 75 additional acres are pending as an addition to the MOTSU lease[.]