Carolina Beach State Park

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Carolina Beach State Park
North Carolina State Park
CarolinaBeachStateParkTrail.wmg.jpg
A sandy trail in Carolina Beach State Park
Named for: Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County New Hanover
Coordinates 34°01′00″N 77°54′30″W / 34.01667°N 77.90833°W / 34.01667; -77.90833Coordinates: 34°01′00″N 77°54′30″W / 34.01667°N 77.90833°W / 34.01667; -77.90833
Area 761 acres (308.0 ha) [1]
Founded 1969 [1]
Management North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation
IUCN category III - Natural Monument
Location of Carolina Beach State Park in North Carolina
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.[1] 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.[2][3] 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.

A pitcher plant; one of the species of carnivorous plants that can be found in the park.
Hiking trails can be found throughout the park.
Sugarloaf sand dune

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "History". North Carolina State Parks. North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Size of the North Carolina State Parks System" (XLS). North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. January 1, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "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[.] 

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