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Scuppernong River Interpretive Boardwalk, Columbia, NC

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is the site for this wetlands trail near Columbia, North Carolina.

Photos from Pocosin Lakes NWR

Map of North CarolinaThe Scuppernong River Interpretive Boardwalk attracts anglers, vacationers, school groups, and local users. The 0.75 mile loop meanders through a cypress swamp, and along the Scuppernong River, leading into downtown Columbia, North Carolina.

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Fishing along the Scuppernong River Interpretive Boardwalk

The boardwalk is part of the Walter B. Jones Center for the Sound, which is operated by Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and the Partnership for the Sounds. Followers of the Charles Kuralt auto trail or one of the extensive network of canoe trails that lace the sounds, regard the boardwalk as one of the treasures of the area.

Other activities along the trail and at the Wildlife Refuge include:

  • Fishing
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Wildlife observation
  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking

Walter B. Jones Center for the Sound on the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge


Features of the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge include:

  • Scenic overlooks
  • Picnic shelter
  • Historic features
  • Interpretive signs
  • Visitors center
  • Water and restrooms




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The boardwalk runs through wetlands and forests

For more information on the trail and the other facilities on the Refuge, contact:

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
205 South Ludington Drive
Columbia, NC 27925
(252) 796-3004

The National Recreation Trails Program
American Trails, P.O. Box 491797, Redding, CA 96049-1797 (530) 547-2060 Fax: (530) 547-2035


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Audubon Center at the Francis Beidler Forest (photo: Mark Musselman)

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