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Clemmons Educational State Forest

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Address: 2411 Old U.S. 70 West, Clayton, NC 27520
Phone Number: (919) 553-5651
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Great place for family walk and picnic

We had a great time walking through the trails here and seeing the fish at the small dock. The picnic tables are a great place to have lunch as part of the visit. Highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Clayton, North Carolina
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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had a great time walking through the trails here and seeing the fish at the small dock. The picnic tables are a great place to have lunch as part of the visit. Highly recommend.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I live in Clayton, NC and visit Clemmons Educational State Forest quite often. It is a great place to go with family and friends. I recommend each person wearing a whistle in case someone gets lost. If you have bread, you can feed the ducks in the pond. Each time I go I try to take a different route. With... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

No better place for "a walk in the woods"! Several well-marked trails of varying difficulty. All with themes to help you learn more about the forest. Among others, there's a talking tree trail and a rock trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My husband and I went here with a few family members this past fall. It was a nice hike where there are informational stops informing you about the different trees growing in the area. It was a relaxing hike and not very strenuous. There are longer and shorter routes.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Clemmons Educational State Forest: There are talking trees. Really no joke. This is great for kids and very educational for all ages.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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 via mobile

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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