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Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve

#4 of 28 things to do in Kill Devil Hills Features Animals
701 W Ocean Acres Dr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8848
+1 252-441-2525
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Very nice quiet place to be

Enjoyed our stay here. This place was less crowded when we visited because it was winter. The place... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Killing Time!

If you have to kill some time to wait to get your vacation rental go here. They have different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Located in the Outer Banks, this preserve is one of only a few maritime forests left in its natural state.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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701 W Ocean Acres Dr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8848
+1 252-441-2525
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed our stay here. This place was less crowded when we visited because it was winter. The place is really nice and quiet and you have a lot to see and roam about.

Thank vinzMumbai
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have to kill some time to wait to get your vacation rental go here. They have different walking trails in the shade. Some of the trails allow dogs. It was very beautiful. Ended up walking a trail w/ dog and family to a...More

Thank RobertJul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this park from Hiking North Carolina by Randy Johnson, and I decided to try going for a run here. Fantastic idea! It's not easy terrain, per se, but it's navigable, fun, and very doable. I highly recommend this park for runners. I was...More

Thank Ben L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to believe this exists near such built up areas of OBX! It makes for a very welcome change to the more crowded and commercial beach areas. This preserve is a very interesting environment, combining woods, dunes, and marshes/ponds. There are a number of...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Nags Head Woods is a preserve that has several trails that lead you through maritime woods and pond areas. Great place to see local wildlife - turtles, frogs etc... No mosquitoes due to the local plants that live around the lakes. Quiet and shady. There...More

1  Thank JessicaGP
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful trails nature walks to burn off the calories you got from eating at Jolly Roger lol. Trail maps are a available at the parking area different difficulties and distance walks. Definitively recommend.

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great little break from the sun and sand. There are several trails and some parts are elevated so be prepared. Also, make sure you have sturdy shoes and big spray. There's lots to see and hear. The visitor center was closed when...More

Thank Robyn F
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is a hidden treasure in the outer banks. They have a wonderful walk, about 1/2 mile, and you enjoy the nature that WAS the outer banks pre-civilization. It's fun to imagine the native American's walking in the woods hunting dear, listening to the birds,...More

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Great place to get some trail running. Can easily run for 1hr. Great variety of scenery. Nice hillls. Some stairs. Can be buggy. Great to get off the flat blacktop or the straight flat beach. Highly recommend the trails to run or hike. Enjoy.

Thank Hugh M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I love hiking the trails. There is one or two that take you to the sound. Mosquitos are bad just like any place on the sound side.

Thank Chris C
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6 March 2017|
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Response from fsu23phd | Reviewed this property |
Good question, I don't have a dog, but I'm pretty sure I saw a hiker with an unleashed dog. He could have been breaking the rules. :) There were several signs before you get on the trail, I bet one of those had the answer... More
29 January 2017|
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Response from Ebfreebie | Reviewed this property |
It will be hot & humid. A definite uses to bug spray.
29 May 2015|
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Response from Jason K | Reviewed this property |
Diregard my last answer. You can fish there. I remember the fishing acess at one of the ponds. Not sure about other ponds. There is also fishing at the Kitty Hawk parks juat north of there.