Bear Island in an 892-acre barrier island
located on the southern shore of North
Carolina. The island is 3 1/2 miles long and
less than a mile wide. The Atlantic Ocean
borders the southern shore of the island
while salt marshes, estuarine creeks and the
Intracoastal Waterway lie to the north.  On the
northeast end of the island is Bogue Inlet
while Bear Inlet lies to the southwest.  Bear
Island is considered a desert island with
shrub thickets and maritime forest making up
the landscape.
Canoe Camping on Bear Island