Kitty Hawk Woods is a unique environment: a maritime forest, shrub swamp and marsh. Totaling 1,824 acres, the Town of Kitty Hawk owns 461 acres with a conservation easement from the state. A diverse array of wildlife is at home in Kitty Hawk Woods. In some areas gray foxes, raccoons and white-tailed deer can be found. In marsh areas, a number of amphibians and reptiles thrive, as well as river otter and muskrat. Birders will want to explore the woods for the hawks, wrens, herons and egrets that can be found in the woods and the marsh areas. Hiking trails are available for day use only. The best parking is at Sandy Run Park (4531 The Woods Road, Kitty Hawk) and David Pruitt Park (5160 The Woods Road, Kitty Hawk); you can then walk to the multi-use trail to the Ridge Road access or Birch Lane access. Please respect this unique natural setting and stay on marked trails while exploring the woods.
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