Longleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest

Longleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest provides a unique outdoors experience.

Turpentine Still at Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest
Authentic turpentine still located in the Naval Stores exhibit area

Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest is located among Bladen County's numerous "Carolina Bays" -- mysterious land formations particular to this section of North Carolina's Coastal Plain. It is a managed forest that consists of a variety of timber types and stands, with longleaf pine being our signature forest feature. The longleaf pine ecosystem is native to this area and one of the most diverse forested ecosystems in North America. Turnbull Creek ESF also has a unique historical component, with displays and authentic relics of our rich naval stores history from colonial North Carolina.

State Forest Rules (PDF)