Clark Park & Nature Center

Quick Facts

Clark Park & Nature Center

North Carolina

(910) 433-1579


Things To Do

Wildlife Watching
Bird Watching
Historic Sites
Water Sports


With 76 acres, Clark Park is the city's second largest regional park and is considered a gem by those who frequent it. It was designed, and remains a natural woodland area dedicated to preserving the environment and educating the public on North Carolina plants and wildlife. Three trails wind through the park and along the Cape Fear River. The Nature Center showcases both static displays and live reptiles and amphibians. Park rangers educate visitors at the center, along the park trails and through school visits. Rangers conduct events at the park such as nature fairs, basic astronomy and animal print tracking. A visit to the Nature Center can include a picnic at one of the eight tables on the back deck overlooking the woods and waterfall. The park also has a put-in point on the Cape Fear River for canoes. You must provide your own canoe and equipment. For those interested in walking, jogging or bicycling, use the main parking lot to start a visit to the Cape Fear River Trail, a four mile paved trail running between the park and the Jordan Soccer Complex. A sign at the corner of the parking lot directs patrons to the trailhead. Amenities: Nature center w/restrooms, walking trails, trailhead for Cape Fear River Trail, primitive camping, canoe put-in on Cape Fear River. Facilities: Trails, Historical Interest, Boat Launching, Greenspace, Restrooms, Hiking Trail.

Map of Clark Park & Nature Center

Latitude, Longitude: 35.085670, -78.873400


Phone Numbers


(910) 433-1579