About Bladen Lakes State Forest

Our Vision:

We envision a North Carolina with healthy trees and forests that provide essential environmental, economic and social benefits served by a professional workforce recognized as a leader in forest protection, emergency response, resource management and environmental education.

Although Bladen Lakes does not have its own lake, there are 2 state parks adjacent that offer recreational opportuntities that you can take advantage of when you visit. Those are Singletary Lake and Jones Lake State Park. Amenities include Rv hookups and bathhouse at Jones Lake and cabins at Singletary Lake.

Facts about Bladen Lakes State Forest:

Elevation:  15-115 ft.

Acreage:  33,000+ acres

Climate:   Average Temp: 44 F (Jan), 82 F (July)

Annual Precipitation:   46 inches

Soils:   In addition to some well drained soils the forest sits on many marginal soils: Poorly to very poorly drained: Lynn Haven and Pamlico Leon types Well to excessively drained: Lakeland soils