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Need to Know
There is a $2.00 day use fee payable online for the use of the area and trail. Please see the kiosk at the parking area for details. Please bring bug spray. Please be advised that the boardwalks can be slippery early in the morning or after a rain.
Trail is generally good for trail running. Boardwalks can be slick.
The Nature Trail begins and ends at the Cary State Forest Campground and Recreation Area adjacent to the Forest Headquarters. This area has ample parking and is easily accessible directly from HWY 301. The area also has restrooms/showers, pavilion and a resident camp host.
The Nature Trail winds its way through mature longleaf and slash pine forests and also has two boardwalks that wind there way through two large cypress swamps. The trail also has interpretive signage which explains the early days of Cary State Forest and the many different ecosystems you encounter along the trail.
Flora & Fauna
Many different types of plants and animals can be found along the trail.
Shared By: Justin Rogers