Maritime Forest

Pine Knoll Shores, NC

A lush maritime forest lines the banks of Pine Knoll Shores and serve as the home to many coastal creatures. The Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area is home to the 265 acre forest owned and maintained by the State of North Carolina. It is one of few remaining maritime forests on North Carolina's barrier islands. Take a peak into the forest and you will find a variety of intriguing of seaside and marshy animals from white egrets to deer and even sea turtles.