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