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Parks & Nature Trails in Elizabeth City North Carolina

Get outside and enjoy nature! Elizabeth City’s recreational parks and trails have enough variety that the whole family can get on board with some outdoor adventures. Take the kids to a splash pad or playground to burn off some energy while the teens enjoy the skate park. The whole family can explore our area’s natural wonders at boardwalks over our scenic waterways or at the nearby Dismal Swamp State Park. Our stunning coastal scenery includes towering Cypress trees and tons of ponds and inlets full of local flora and fauna. If you're up for an adventure, rent a kayak to paddle our coastal geography or fish our brackish waters—a great way to experience the beauty of our area.

Charles Creek Park
719 Riverside Ave
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

This 3-acre park is suitable for fishing, outdoor games, boating, volleyball, picnics and just enjoying the waterfront. The park has a wonderful playground designed especially for the kids and a new boardwalk over the water!
Coast Guard Park
706 Riverside Avenue
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Coast Guard Park is located along the shores of the beautiful Pasquotank River and across from Charles Creek Park on Riverside Avenue. The land has been developed into a beautiful waterside park with gazebo, boardwalk, fishing pier, and a parking lot.
College of the Albemarle Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail
1208 North Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

College of the Albemarle Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail offers plentiful bird watching opportunities, gazebos and benches for peaceful moments with nature.
College Park and Boat Ramp
600 Southern Avenue
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Dog Corner Park has a boat ramp into Charles Creek for small boats, a basketball court, and plenty of free parking right by the water.
Dismal Swamp State Park
2294 US Highway 17 North
South Mills, NC 27976

Feel your daily stresses melt away as you cross the historic Dismal Swamp Canal and walk along the 300-foot boardwalk into this geological wonder. Walk, bike, or rent a kayak to explore the Dismal Swamp.
Elizabeth City Extreme Paintball Park
654 Old Hertford Hwy
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

By players and for players - something fun and energetic to do! Whether you're an experienced tournament player or just looking for a fun-filled weekend, we have it here at E.C.X.P.
Elizabeth Street Tennis Courts
Elizabeth St and Harney St
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

These asphalt courts are lighted and are open for play all year. The open space beside the tennis courts allow for frisbee, touch football, tag, kite flying and spectator seating for tournaments.
Enfield Recreation Area
700 Corsair Circle
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

This city athletic complex is the home of the newly renovated Enfield Skate Park, plus lighted basketball courts, 3 lighted softball/kickball fields, a tee-ball/kickball field, a children’s playground, and the Roger McLean Splash Pad.
Fun Junktion Park
983 Simpson Ditch Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Outdoor fun for the whole family! This park's activities include catch-and-release fishing, a playground with splash pad, wetlands boardwalk, educational forest, walking trails, basketball, beach volleyball, picnic areas, skateboard park and more.
George M. Wood Memorial Park
Camden Causeway
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

At the end of the three boardwalks are a pier and two gazebos suitable for families to use while enjoying the beautiful view of the river and the surrounding area.
Knobbs Creek Park
200 East Ward Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Located just north of downtown Elizabeth City, this 30 acre park has a large rec center, a nine hole par-3 golf course measuring 800 yards in length, and the Holmes Baseball Field. The park also features a picnic and fitness area along the Knobbs Creek, horseshoe pits, a children's play area, and spacious parking.
Mariners' Wharf
200 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Enjoy legendary hospitality when you tie up at Mariners’ Wharf, located on the Pasquotank River along the Elizabeth City waterfront. We know what boaters need—and want! Check out our amenities and cruise-in for a visit.
Merchants Millpond State Park
176 Millpond Rd
Gatesville, NC 27938

Southern swamp and hardwood forest mingle at Merchants Millpond State Park.
Northeastern Park
963 Oak Stump Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

This park features six lighted tennis courts, two lighted soccer fields, one lighted baseball field, one lighted softball field, two sand volleyball courts, a fitness track with exercise stations, a concession stand and bathroom facilities. The park also has a great playground designed especially for younger children. 
Pettigrew State Park
2252 Lake Shore Road
Creswell, NC 27928

Visitors can explore 16,000-acre Lake Phelps and its surrounding landscape by land or water at Pettigrew State Park.
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
205 South Ludington Drive
Columbia, NC 27925

The refuge provides numerous recreation opportunities to visitors every year. People enjoy viewing the unique habitats and diverse wildlife, whether boating, driving or hiking. Regulation of recreation activities allows for public enjoyment of the refuge while still protecting the wildlife and habitats.
River Road Sports Complex
1701 River Rd
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

This park features 5 lighted soccer fields, one lighted football field, playground, concession stand, and a walking trail.  This park is home to the recreation department's youth soccer league, adult soccer league, and River Road Middle School.
Skateboard Park at Enfield
Catalina Ave.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Grab your board and show your skills at Elizabeth City's skateboard park!
South Park Sports Complex
110 Capital Trace
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

This park features five lighted youth baseball/softball fields, a driving range, batting cages, a playground, picnic shelter, concession/restroom building, and trails.
Waterfront Park
508 S Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

This beautiful park for outdoor recreation provides two boat ramps, picnic tables, park benches, a pavilion, a boardwalk and a pier along the Pasquotank River. Providing a beautiful view of the river, this park is extensively used many months of the year. Ample parking for cars and cars with boat trailers is available.

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