Nature Preserves The Mainland

Green Swamp Preserve

Address: Hwy 211,  Supply, NC

Phone: (910) 395-5000

Price Range: Free

15,000-acre nature conservancy that includes many varieties of plant life and wildlife, such as the vulnerable Venus Flytrap, and the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. Call before visit for site information.

The Green Swamp contains some of the country’s finest examples of longleaf pine savannas. The open savannas have a diverse herb layer with many orchids and insectivorous plants. Almost 13,000 acres of the preserve, however, are comprised of a dense evergreen shrub bog (pocosin) dominated by gallberry, titi, and sweetbay. 

The Green Swamp contains at least 14 different species of insectivorous plants, including the sundew, and four species of pitcher plant. The preserve is home to many rare animals, including American alligator, fox squirrel, Henslow’s sparrow, Bachman’s sparrow, and Hessel’s hairstreak butterfly.