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Nags Head Woods
Spectacular assemblage of mature maritime forests, relict sand dunes, freshwater ponds, pine-covered hummocks, and expanses of fresh and brackins barshes provide habitats for a great variety of animal life. Sheltered old-growth forest is dominated by large hardwood trees.
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Gull Rock Game Land
Description: Excellent wetland habitats, including brackish marshes, low and high pocosin bogs, bald cypress stands, pond pine woodlands, and hardwood forested flats.

Wildlife to Watch: More than sixty species of breeding birds observed. Waterfowl concentrations in impoundment’s and marshes near the sound. Deer, raccoons, and otter most frequently seen mammals, small population of alligators and many black bears present. Located just east of the swan Quarter wildlife refuge and south of Lake Mattamuskeet refuge.

Special Tips: Best times to visit the game lands are on non-hunting days. HUNTING OCCURS DURING FALL, WINTER, AND APRIL-MAY ON MONDAYS THROUGH SATURDAYS AND HOLIDAYS. Side roads for off-road vehicles and hikers reached from access roads. Side road gates closed March 1 through August 31. Launch ramps for private boats.

Ownership: NCWRC 
Size: 12,000 acres 
Closest Town: New Holland

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Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

River Otters - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
Access south from U.S. 264 via SR 1122 or 1164.

For more information call (919) 733-7291.

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Gull Rock Game Land : Wildlife Viewing Area