The Patsy Pond Nature Trail is managed by the North Carolina Coastal Federation in cooperation with the Croatan National Forest. It winds through an area called the “Longleaf Pine Flat Woods,” which is an open woodland of longleaf pines with low-growing herbs and shrubs.

This trail guide and fact sheet details the creation, use, and rules of Coastal Federation’s Patsy Pond Nature Trail as well as historical information on the Croatan National Forest as a whole.