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Aug012012

Singletary Lake State Park

Description

Singletary Lake State Park is another of the Carolina bay lakes in Bladen County. The park was developed primarily for organized group camping. The Carolina Bay Loop Trail is an easy one-mile trek that begins near the pier at the lakeshore. Journey through a forest of bay shrubs, cedar, cypress, gum and poplars. The return segment of the trail takes you through a forest of longleaf pine and bay vegetation. The park is home to the Red-cockaded Woodpecker and a Great Blue Heron rookery, along with other birds characteristic of the bay forest. Watch and listen for Blue-headed Vireo, Swainson's Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler and Prothonotary Warbler. During the winter, scan the lake for waterfowl. Watch overhead for Bald Eagle.

Species of Interest (Full Bird List)

Bald Eagle, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler, wintering waterfowl

Habitat

longleaf pine forest, moist shrubland, isolated wetlands, Carolina bay lake

Directions

From Elizabethtown, take US 701 east for 5 miles. Turn south on NC 53 and follow the signs to the park entrance

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