Woods Bay State Park offers a close-up look at one of the last remaining large Carolina 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.
HOURS AND ADMISSION
: Free admission
Days and Hours of Operation
: 9am-6pm, daily
: Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.