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Clemmons Educational State Forest

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Address: 2411 Old US 70 Hwy W, Clayton, NC 27520-6510
Phone Number: (919) 553-5651
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Absolutely Perfect For Walk In The Woods

We love going to Clemmons! The trails are well-kept, well-marked and clean. It's been a couple of years since we'd been. They've added several interesting new informational signs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 5, 2016
Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We love going to Clemmons! The trails are well-kept, well-marked and clean. It's been a couple of years since we'd been. They've added several interesting new informational signs along the paths. There are short,easy walks on smooth surfaces, medium hikes, and longer ones up to 2 hours; marked "arduous" on the sign. Expect to cross streams with no bridges if... More 

Thank TheresaInRaleigh
Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Clemmons Educational State Park in Clayton is a great small park for anyone looking for gentle hikes on numerous trails in a natural setting. No baseball fields, basketball or tennis courts, gardens, or flowers here. It's greatest asset is its tranquility. They have numerous picnic tables with firepits for cookouts while overlooking the lake; several shelters for reservations which are... More 

Thank GoSeek2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Beautiful place for a leisurely hike. If you bring your dog, be sure they are leashed and have a tag with your contact info otherwise the rangers won't let you bring them on the trails. They're very strict about it because they've had a number of incidents with people letting their dogs run free and getting into restricted areas.

1 Thank Christina M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a nice local state forest. Pack a lunch and have lunch in the forest and then go for a nice walk. It is free and there is ample parking. Do a tick check after you walk.

Thank Lisa R
Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

I was recently recommended Clemmons by a co-worker, and I'm glad I took their advice! It is a great place to visit whether you go solo or with family. There are multiple trails which include the Talking Tree trail, Talking Rock trail, the Demo trail, and the Water Loop trail. My personal favorite is the Demo trail and then taking... More 

Thank Chandolyn T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Went recently and discovered several lovely walking trails. Did a 4 mile look around the park and had the place to myself until heading back to the parking lot with its bus full of kids! Nicely maintained and the educational placards are fun to read.

Thank Jody M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

I recently went to Clemmons State Forest as a chaperone for my daughter's school field trip, and I was amazed at the beauty of this forest. The forest rangers are very knowledgeable and great with kids. Trails are well marked and naturally wind their way through the forest. This is a great place for a tour or a quiet afternoon... More 

1 Thank Jeff M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent and educational at the same time. Well worth coming out to check during one of your lazy days. Nature feeling is always a good thing

Thank Kevin E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

Love this place for enjoying an outdoor walk or hike. Well marked trails, beautiful views of the lake with several places to bring a picnic lunch and sit in the cool shade on a warm day. Plenty of picnic tables under the forest canopy, also a great educational site for the entire family.

Thank OntherdAgin5357
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

There are lots of choices in walking trails here, miles & miles of them. This educational forest is great for kids and families. It does close down for the winter, but is open the majority of the year.

Thank Linda A

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