Be sure to bring a picnic lunch with you. Picnic sites with tables and grills are available. A spacious picnic shelter, complete with a massive stone fireplace, is available for groups.
Recreation is one of the many features of Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest. The following recreation opportunities are available:
- Hiking (See Trail Map)
- Bird watching (eBird Hotspot and NC Birding Trail Site)
- EcoExplore HotSpot
- Horseshoe Pit
- Spring Wild Turkey and Fall Whitetail Deer Youth and Adult Lottery Permit Hunting
Reservations for the shelter are required.
- Duncan Trail
- Turnbull Creek Trail
- Big Loop Trail
- Smith Swamp Trail
- Wildlife Path
- The Driving Path Loop "Trail"
- Mountains to Sea Trail Segment