Northeast of Jacksonville near Maysville in the Croatan National Forest, the Black Swamp OHV Area has an 8 mile trail system open to ATV riding.
To reach the trailhead from the intersection of US 17 and SR 58 in Maysville, go south on SR 58 for 2.25 miles. Turn left (east) on SSR 1105 (Catfish Lake Road) and go 6.5 miles to the intersection with SSR 152 (Black Swamp Road.) Look for the parking lot on the right.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is prohibited on Forest Service roads.
Overall, Black Swamp OHV Area is the 5th most popular ATV riding trail of all 10 ATV trails in North Carolina.