‘Nine in NC Not to Miss’
The North Carolina Wildlife Federation has released its “Nine in North Carolina Not to Miss.” The list details the top nine places to enjoy wildlife and wildlife-associated activities in the state. As the Federation suggests, call it a bucket list, a wish list, or a life list. The Federation urges wildlife enthusiasts to put on their walking shoes, and check out 9 unforgettable North Carolina destinations that have inspired NCWF leaders.
North Carolina is blessed with a wide diversity of ecosystems and wildlife species. From elk to red wolves, from Venus fly traps to bobwhite quail, the state is home to more than 825 species of fish and wildlife, 175 species of butterflies, and over 625 flora species. The “Nine in North Carolina Not to Miss” list by no way includes all the special places the state offers hunters, anglers, campers, paddlers, hikers, photographers or birders, but it encompasses nine that are certain to capture the beauty and uniqueness that is North Carolina.
The list from west to east is:
- Little Tennessee River
- Green River Game Land
- Wilson Creek
- Stone Mountain State Park/Thurmond Chatham Game Land Complex
- Cowan’s Ford Wildlife Refuge
- Hanging Rock State Park
- Roanoke River
- Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge-Pungo Unit
- Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
To learn about each of these spectacular wildlife recreation sites, click here to read more.
The North Carolina Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated since 1945 to all NC wildlife and its habitat. http://www.ncwf.org
Logo courtesy North Carolina Wildlife Federation