If I am not mistaken it is permit only canoeing in Orton pond, because of the large amount of large alligator population. Also Orton plantation has changed hands and is closed indefinitely to the public. Says Babz Covington
An excellent zoo next to Orton Pond is Tregembo Animal Park; they have lots of beautiful animals. Orton Pond is splendid enough to spend more than a day at, Carolina Beach Campground is a splendid local campground. You're sure to
come across some fine folks from Carolina Beach here. If you need a place to stay Drifters Reef Motel is a glorious choice; going for an excellent fishing trip at Hot Ticket Charter Fishing is always enjoyable.