Longleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Clemmons Educational State Forest

Longleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Clemmons Educational State Forest

ALERTS


The Watershed Extension Loop Trail closed beginning Sept. 20, 2022, due to pipeline construction along parts of the trail.

NEWS


Talking Tree and Talking Rock trails part of JoCo Fall Hiking Challenge

March 1 marks beginning of peak season at Clemmons Educational State Forest


FOREST PROJECTS


About:

The first of North Carolina's Educational State Forests, Clemmons opened in 1976 in Johnston County. Featuring self-guided trails and exhibits, as well as Ranger-conducted classes, the forest offers a wealth of experiences for the senses and the mind.


Forest Features:

  • Outdoor Education Workshops
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Ranger Conducted Classes
  • Trails
    • Forest Geology Trail with "Talking Rocks"
    • "Talking Tree" Trail
    • Forest Demonstration Trail
    • Watershed Extension Loop

Location:

Public Access Hours of Operation:

March 1 through October 31
Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

November 1 through end of February
Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed
Closed designated N.C. state holidays including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years


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