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Clemmons Educational State Forest

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Open Now: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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This place is awesome.All ages can enjoy this state park,it's clean and safe and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clayton, North Carolina
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Great place for family outings

I've been to Clemmons three times and my family loves it. The trails are pretty and we still... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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2411 Old US 70 Hwy W, Clayton, NC 27520-6510
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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
Thank 13CCB
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We went here just to check it out. They have pathways to hike through the park. It is nice woods easy paths to walk. When we were done we bbq'd on their bbqs which are clean and well maintained. If you are looking for a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank David Swearengi... S
Reviewed September 4, 2017

I love this park. Close to home, it is so beautiful and has some great walking/running trails. Heavily wooded, nice natural well kept trails. Not appropriate for anyone with stroller. A gem.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Joan W
Reviewed August 11, 2017

A very well maintained piece of forest with a few nice fairly short hiking trails. There are a number of push button audio boxes telling little kids about the particular trees in the areas. There are numerous facility buildings along the walks with a few...More

Date of experience: August 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.