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Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve

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Quite retreat.

If you like to get away from the hustle and bustle on the Outer Banks from a while, this is a quiet... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Seaford, Virginia
My First Of Many Future Visits

This is five minutes on uncrowded roads from our beach rental, as opposed to the hour drive to the... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Vaughn G
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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983 W Kitty Hawk Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4240
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

It looks like a nice place online, but there is no place to park your car to take any trails. It's a tow-away zone, and rather than risk it we moved on to the Nature Conservancy Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, which was excellent.

3  Thank dennrad
Reviewed 13 August 2017

If you like to get away from the hustle and bustle on the Outer Banks from a while, this is a quiet stroll through as lovely area. Lots of flowers and wind blown trees.

Thank willie535
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a highlight if you like the maritime forest. We love the hiking trails and all of the flora and fauna. Wear long sleeves and pants or lots of bug spray!

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is five minutes on uncrowded roads from our beach rental, as opposed to the hour drive to the Alligator River preserve. Very easy to launch a kayak and SUP. I will come with every visit to OBX now. A nice activity when there isn't...More

Thank Vaughn G
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Nice facilities however hard to find. The park is nice in any weather. Comments to management: 1) The trees are dying, disease or quality of water or weather - wind up-rooting. 2) No young growth of native species noticeable. 3) There is heavy growth of...More

Thank Haydee F
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We hiked the Kitty Hawk woods. Stopped at the main office first for advice on where to start, where to park. Attendant at the office was very helpful. We started at the designated start point. We must have been the first hikers of the day...More

Thank dlfulton85
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We are relatively beginner kayaker and found a great little place to kayak. The preserve has all kinds of canals to explore that eventually lead to the sound. The water is calm and to paddle through. We stayed out on the water for about 3...More

1  Thank jeffkH1213VI
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We visited to get a break from the beach. Small place but nice. Kinda off the beaten path, not a lot of parking.

Thank giddensw
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

My friend and I are beginning kayakers, with newly purchased kayaks. We made the trip from NJ to OBX with the kayaks on the roof and we were excited about our maiden voyage. Not sure if where to go, one of the guys at a...More

Thank amy1357
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We spent the day walking the woods and the boardwalks in Kitty Hawk Woods. The trails are beautiful, the boardwalk is well maintained and the woods were nice.

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