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Clemmons Educational State Forest

2411 Old U.S. 70 West, Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 553-5651
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Clayton
Type: Forests, Outdoors
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Type: Forests, Outdoors
Hours:
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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201 reviews 201 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Clemmons Forest is an Educational State Forest located in Johnston and Wake Counties just outside Clayton. As an Educational State Forest, it's primary function is to educate the public about forest ecology and management. There are numerous informational points and forest rangers are available for questions and to conduct classes. One of the more interesting aspects of the forest are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The "talking" trees are interesting, but the best thing we enjoyed was the nature walk. There is a very large pond and there are places to picnic also. A couple of hours spent outdoors, and real close to home!

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Awesome educational Forest with trails, Educational activities and talking trees. Loved coming here as a kid and still like coming here to get into nature

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Babylon, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've visited Clayton a few times and I just recently discovered this niehborhood treasure spot. Perfect for an afternoon picnic or a trail hike complete with a turtle habitat. Beautiful place to get away and enjoy nature for a bit.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Clemmons State Park is a great place to take the kids for a hike & have a picnic. It's quiet and full of wildlife. And it's an educational park. There are picnic tables & a shelter.

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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I've been a couple of times with the mom's club I belong to. We walked the trails with our kids. Beautiful, but definitely not a place to bring a stroller. We all made that mistake. They have a little dock you can walk on and feed the turtles and fish. The kids loved that. They also love the "talking trees".

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I like Clemmons State Forest. It's a nice quiet place to picnic, walk the dog, or just hike. The talking rocks and trees are a nice touch. The Demonstration Trail is a good little leg stretcher. I always check out the long leaf pine trees as I enter. I can tell that it used to be a farm, but it's... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We have been here several times, and have always enjoyed ourselves. The "talking" trees is a particular favorite with the children. There is a large sheltered area for parties, or lunch, and also a nice picnic area. The trails are easy to walk and quite enjoyable. There is ample free parking, and it is located conveniently about 5 minutes from... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Took my 2 kids there when they were younger. We had a good day exploring the trails & nature. We loved the way the signs & trees talked to us at particular stations. The pond was beautiful, trails easy to walk, picnic shelter a nice shaded place for lunch. Very conveniently located park. The public is allowed to climb the... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The Ranger-led programs for school kids are great! Very informative and fun. Our elementary-age kids attended programs at the forest recently, and they loved them. We've also walked the trails ("Talking Tree" and "Talking Rock") with the kids before. They are very well done and well-maintained. We always enjoy going here.

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