Sportsman's ORV driving limitations
Due to the breach at Old Inlet, the sportsman's driving area is reduced to approximately 1¼ miles of the beach west of the Wilderness Visitor Center. Required permits may be purchased at this visitor center when staffed, for use through 12/31/2013. More »
New Backcountry Camping procedures
Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »
Learn to identify all different types of plants including trees and shrubs, grasses, and old wildflowers from last summer and fall by observing their bark, buds, and seeds. We'll also observe how Hurricane Sandy damaged the plants.
Experiencing the winter woods in the dormant state is so different from the growing time of summer. Expect to see birds and the occasional evidence of other animal life on this serendipitous exploratory hike.
Dress for the weather and be prepared for a 2 - 3 mile roundtrip walk.More »