Scuppernong River Interpretive Boardwalk, Columbia, North Carolina

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


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The 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. The Interpretive Boardwalk was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2005.

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

Features of the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge include:

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

For more information

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

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