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STOP 16: J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center

  • Overview

    Situated about two miles north of historic downtown Fayetteville, J. Bayard Clark Park’s eastern boundary fronts the Cape Fear River. The 5.3-mile Cape Fear River Trail, as well as the Cape Fear Mountain Bike Trail, can be accessed from this park. The nature center has a number of animal, plant and environmental exhibits. It is a great place for bird watching and offers a variety of indigenous plant life and several scenic spots that overlook the river.

    Hours: Open to the public. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Times may change with time of year.

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  • Map

  • Sports Facilities

    General Facility Information
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    • Alcohol Policy: No alcohol allowed.
    • Bathrooms:
    • Distance to Airport: 9 miles
    • Green Space:
    • Indoor Venue:
    • Lights:
    • Number of Parking Spaces: 30
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    • Picnicking Area:
    • Showers:
    • Total Acreage: 76
    • Water Fountain(s):
    Parks and Trails
    • Animal Feeding:
    • Number of Trails: 4
    • Outdoor Programs:
    • Trail Surface:
      • Dirt
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    • Wheelchair Accessible Trails: