The Rudolph Howell & Son Environmental Learning Center, or Howell Woods, is a unique 2,800-acre natural resource designed to provide excellent recreational and educational experiences while fostering environmental stewardship.
What's happening at Howell Woods?
Family Fun Campout
Johnston Community College
Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center
6601 Devils Racetrack Rd. Four Oaks N.C. 27524
June 22, 2013
Check In: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $5.00 per tent
You are invited to participate in the Great American Backyard Campout at the Howell Woods campsite.
This is an awareness event for the Be Out There™ initiative of the National Wildlife Federation. The mission of Be Out There™ is to return to the nation’s children what they don’t even know they’ve lost: their connection to the natural world.
To register, please, contact Jordan Astoske
Please join Howell Woods for an adventure on the Neuse River. During our 12 mile journey we will discuss the natural history of the Neuse River. Canoes, paddles, and life preservers will be supplied. Please bring water, snacks, and sunblock. Space is limited to 10 paddlers, so reserve your seat early.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
To register, please contact Jordan Astoske,
At Howell Woods, you can experience a variety of educational programs and recreational activities. See and learn about birds of prey, reptiles and amphibians, or enjoy our wildflower and pollinator gardens.
Go hiking, camping bird watching, hunting, fishing, and more!
Lift your spirits, challenge yourself, and learn something in the process!
What Makes Us Different?
In 1993, Rudolph Howell donated the property to Johnston Community College with hopes that it be used as an outdoor classroom. Nestled in a natural wooded setting between the Neuse River and Hannah and Mill creeks in southeastern Johnston County, Howell Woods offers a diversity of outdoor experiences and education opportunities for all ages.
Children, adults, and families can explore a diversity of habitats and discover native birds, butterflies, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fishes and numerous plant species. At Howell Woods, you can find a number of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and biking; ponds and creeks for fishing; sites for camping; as well as controlled hunting areas for feral pig, deer, waterfowl, squirrel, and wild turkey.
The Learning Center showcases exhibits of live animals such as turtles, snakes, and several species of owl as well as a natural resource reference library.
Howell Woods is located at 6601 Devil’s Racetrack Road in the Bentonville community of southeastern Johnston County. The environmental learning center is in close proximity to interstates 95 and 40 in central North Carolina and is less than 45 miles from Raleigh, 20 miles from Goldsboro, and 15 miles from Smithfield and Newton Grove.
If you need help finding us, try the map or use the driving directions.
All extensions from main number (919) 938-0115
(919) 938-0115 ext. 221
(919) 938-0115 ext. 223
(919) 938-0115 ext. 224
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