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Croatan National Forest

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Florence has left her mark.

We thoroughly enjoyed our hike along part of the Neusiok Trail - quite a workout climbing up and... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2019
Rosalind P
Greensboro, North Carolina
Beautiful place

This is a lovely campground along a coastal marsh, near a beautiful boardwalk that goes over the... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Martha Q
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Located on North Carolina's scenic coast, this national forest covers more than 157,000 acres and is a prime location for bird watching and viewing wildlife.
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Flanners Beach Road, NC 28560
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our hike along part of the Neusiok Trail - quite a workout climbing up and over and bushwhacking around fallen trees ! Literally hundreds of trees down and, although there seemed to be some attempts to cut and clear the limbs, this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Rosalind P
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a lovely campground along a coastal marsh, near a beautiful boardwalk that goes over the water. Sites are generally large and well-spaced so you don't feel crowded. Nice mix of sun and shade. No running water at campsites. Bathhouse has private showers, is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Martha Q
Reviewed September 26, 2018

i live is a small cut out portion of the forest there is a secret underground hut near the rail road pretty cool place but lots of mosquitoes like a looooooot of em

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Croatan National Forrest is a one-of-a-kind preservation of wilderness. It is made up of 159,591 acres of land that includes forests of pine trees, pocosin wet lands, tidal marshes, and of course, the Neuse River. This is an ideal place to fish as fishers can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RebekahCarmichael
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The road is getting rough but it is still good to drive slow. We seen a few deer crossing the road. The bugs were bad but the breeze was nice and kept them a way. The lake was nice and we walked around some of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lester E
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Clean, quiet, well-run campground. Hosts come and go and just like all people, there are personality differences but it should not deter you at all from camping here

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Venture563730
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We had a nice walk with no crowds. The location is adjacent to the Neuse river where you can walk on the beach, camp or just hang out and cook some food on the grill. There is a nice easy nature trail that loops for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Greg S
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This is close to our house and we had never been here. We had a great hike on the beach and then into the woods we followed the path. Nice with all kinds of ferns and plants. Very pretty.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cchadad
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We find this campground to be clean & quiet, I don't know if it's because of the time of year, and it's Sunday, but we are happy. If you use satellite tv make sure you get a space not covered in trees. The showers and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RobinC535
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Quaint primitive campground with much potential. Host was very nice, beautiful scenery, comfortable breeze. Trails to hike & launch for canoe . Now the negative 1 mile dirt road was very rough, 2 water spikets broken. Looks like national park system not no concerned about...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LaVonne M
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Peggy T
October 30, 2017|
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Response from Lester E | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. We have always seen clean facilities. I have heard kids come thro at night and drink and make a mess. We don't have dogs but never had a issue with barking. sorry to here you had a bad experience.