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Gales Creek NC Information Near Newport And Bogue Sound

Where is Gales Creek in Newport NC? Gales Creek is located in the western part of Carteret County running across Highway 24 and is directly connected to Bogue Sound. The exact GPS coordinates are 34°43’49.0″N 76°54’01.8″W.

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The purpose of this article is for visitors to Newport NC and Carteret County to ask questions about this body of water which extends in to the Croatan National Forest, and for locals to answer questions by the general public. To engage with this article, please use the no registration form located at the bottom.

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Gales Creek Data And Demographics

  • Located at 34°43’49.0″N 76°54’01.8″W and runs from Bogue Sound across Highway 24 in to the Croatan National Forest.
  • 3,029 feet from Hibbs Road, 2.62 miles from Broad Creek, 6.16 miles from the intersection of Highway 24 and Highway 70 in Morehead City, and 10.07 miles from Highway 58 in Cape Carteret NC.
  • Is 827 feet at is widest, and runs roughly 1.28 miles until it branches at the East Prong and continues in to the Croatan near Eagle Rd.
  • Nearby roads and streets include Gales Shore Circle, George Taylor Rd, Sound Blvd, Old Swansboro Rd, Eagle Rd, Sam Hatcher Rd, Eckerd Rd, and Celess Lane.
  • Nearby landmarks include Camp Albemarle, Nature School at Camp Albemarle, Broad Creek Middle School, and the Croatan National Forest.
  • This area sits in an area prone to wildfires within local area forests.
  • The speed limit for traffic across the bridge on Highway 24 is 55 mph.
  • Water quality is high salinity brackish water.

Local Area Creek Data And Discussions

Request for information from visitors and locals

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As it relates to tourism, what are some popular things to do and see near this body of water?

Where are the nearest campgrounds, RV parks, or local hotel and motel?

What opportunities are there for commercial fishing and recreational fishing on this body of water?

What is the average depth of this waterway, and what types of fish and shellfish are located in and around the area?

Besides the local forest this waterway sits near, are there any other wildlife refuges or nature preserves in the immediate area or in Newport NC?

What types of coastal marine mammals and birds will you find in this waterway?

Tell us about some local efforts by conservation groups which protect water quality and animal ecosystems within and near this body of water.

What types of boats can access this area, or what is the average height at high tide from the water to the bottom of the bridge over Highway 24?

Is this place conducive to catching shrimp, harvesting oysters, or other shellfish? Or, are there any restrictions to harvesting shellfish in Gales Creek NC?

When there are active wildfires within the forest, how is this waterway and surrounding wildlife, streets, roads, schools, and homes affected?

What is some other data someone visiting Gales Creek in Newport NC might like to know which we did not cover in this article as it relates to landmarks, public interests, lodging, wildlife, fishing, recreation, and tourism?

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6 thoughts on “Gales Creek NC Information Near Newport And Bogue Sound

  • March 4, 2022 at 11:30 am

    What is the closest publicly accessable sound access or beach access from Hibbs Rd. And hwy24?

  • December 29, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    how deep are the waters at low tide on Gales Creek can my 25′ with 3-4′ draft make it?

    • December 29, 2021 at 4:56 pm

      I’ve never fished or boated in Gales Creek, but my local informants tell me that a 25′ boat is definitely pushing the limits even at low tide, and certainly if you have a 3-4′ draft. If you go up to the bridge from the Bogue Sound side to do research let us know what you find.

  • December 24, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    What is the distance from water level to the bottom of the bridge?

    • December 25, 2021 at 11:57 am

      I go that way to work on Monday and will stop and see if I can estimate it, I don’t know what those measurements are off the top of my head.

    • December 29, 2021 at 9:17 am

      I looked at the bridge today on Highway 24, and I estimated 9-11 feet from the water to the bottom of the bridge.


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