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Bald Head Woods Reserve Open to Visitors

Morehead City

Bald Head Woods Reserve, located on Bald Head Island just east of the Cape Fear River, is now completely open to visitors after a nearly 10-month closure due to Hurricane Florence. The department thanks the North Carolina Forest Service for clearing large trees and storm debris in order to fully open the hiking trails for public use.

All ten reserve sites are now open following Hurricane Florence. Visitors should exercise caution when visiting the reserve sites and be aware of the risk of potentially hazardous conditions associated with storm damage.

The N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program protects natural areas for education, research and compatible recreation. Since its creation in 1989, the program has preserved more than 44,000 acres of unique coastal environments at ten sites along the coast. 

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