Expanded Public Access, Recreation & Connectivity

In partnership with Carteret County, the Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration will provide:

  • New public access to natural areas & education opportunities
  • New outdoor recreation supporting healthy lifestyles
  • New boating access (in partnership with N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)
  • The new Chris B. Smith Nature Trail connecting Croatan Forest to Bogue Sound
  • Volunteer & field education opportunities

The Chris B. Smith Nature Trail will connect Bogue Sound to the Croatan National Forest while traversing a variety of coastal habitats

Key Access & Recreation Partners

  • Carteret County
  • N.C. Wildlife Resource Comm.
  • U.S. Forest Service

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