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Clemmons Educational State Forest

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Great Place for a day

If you are looking for a nice short hike this is a great place. They have a few alternatives so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Clayton, North Carolina
Beautiful park with a nice little gift shop and information center stocked with equally awesome staff!

This park is a little known gem. I visited there with my 5 grandkids (aged 9-13) and their parents... read more

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2411 Old US 70 Hwy W, Clayton, NC 27520-6510
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are looking for a nice short hike this is a great place. They have a few alternatives so you can take really short walks or hikes that are a few miles.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ridenhour1966
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park is a little known gem. I visited there with my 5 grandkids (aged 9-13) and their parents recently. The trails were quite easy to walk and we all had a wonderful day! I will visit again as soon as I can!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kathleenp771
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Excellent place for exercise, photography, wandering around, meditation, dogs, grilling by the pond, painting, education of forests and more. Really like this place. Nature is wonderful

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank glen m
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome.All ages can enjoy this state park,it's clean and safe and free.The park closes soon for the winter.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wendygavin56
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I've been to Clemmons three times and my family loves it. The trails are pretty and we still haven't seen all of them. Nice picnic areas as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank T M
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Low on Cash High on Education, no entry fees, but tons of educational encounters for everyone. No cost learning at its best.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jim P
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Just a nice visit, the kids can push buttons on trees to hear about different type of trees growing in the woods. A nice walk. I recommend it even without kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dav1dAllison122
Reviewed January 10, 2018

Very well maintained trails for hiking less than a mile up to about six miles. Varied terrain with excellent education stops and information on several of the trails. Pavillons for large or small outings available. Closed in Winter months

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank chuckm22
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice area for clayton when you want to get away and take a hike through God’s land. Beautiful nature with hiking trails throughout the forest They have a lake that you can enjoy. It’s really peaceful... not a commercially developed park but...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank kevine335
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful forest. Relaxing place to walk with kids. They have talking trees to provide info. There are spaces to rent for parties.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Haley M
April 12, 2018|
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August 2, 2017|
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Response from wendygavin56 | Reviewed this property |
no , fishing is not permitted. but kids love feeding the turtles ,bread only
Ashley R
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Duck240 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the short trail is stroller friendly. The longer trail is somewhat tougher.