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Croatan National Forest

Flanners Beach Road, NC 28560
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Beautiful park along the Neuse River 10 miles south of New Bern

This is a great park along the Neuse River 10 miles south of New Bern off Rt. 70. It has lots of... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
lovetotravel560
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Annapolis, Maryland
Flanners Beach/Neuse River Recreation Area

I found this area through an online search for 'swimming holes near Jacksonville, NC' and found it... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
growbabygrow
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Flanners Beach Road, NC 28560
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a great park along the Neuse River 10 miles south of New Bern off Rt. 70. It has lots of space for picnicing, swimming and trails for walking or riding mountain bikes. We walked about 3 miles along a trail through the woods...More

1  Thank lovetotravel560
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

I found this area through an online search for 'swimming holes near Jacksonville, NC' and found it to be a nice way to spend the day outdoors and entertain children. There is a campground and bathrooms near the parking area. The area was pretty and...More

3  Thank growbabygrow
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

The camp hosts have undoubtedly changed since the 2012 review which criticized the hosts. It's a small campground, but facilities are great, the marsh walking trail is outstanding, and nearby Swansboro is fun to visit. Outer loop has the most privacy, but all sites I...More

4  Thank Neparker
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

camp ground hosts were friendly and helpful, use your senior discount pass electrical service, modern private hot showers, drinking water put no water hookups, dump station, walking trails, canoeing, fishing, on White Oak River, within in 2 miles of NC Crystal Coast, 1 mile, from...More

1  Thank clumzee
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stayed here for for a few nights and it was perfect. The restrooms were spotless and the site was very roomy. The hosts were absolutely wonderful! We walked on the nearby trails, walked down to the shore of the river and thoroughly enjoyed our...More

1  Thank MaryAnn218
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Loved this forest. We were at the area near Emerald Isle, lower west side. The forest has very well manicured and groomed trails. The little walkways and bridges are very well taken care of. The forest is quiet, clean. The views of the marshes were...More

2  Thank terrisirig
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

We spent an evening at Oyster Point, and had a very positive experience. The camp was relatively empty, we visited on a Wednesday. There was one other camper and the camp host aside from ourselves. The envelope payment system was simple, and the host was...More

1  Thank Mitchell-Katie V
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

We camped there this past weekend and it was great. Large and spread out campsite and nice facilities. It is close to the beach and other points of interest. We'll definitely be back

1  Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

On the way back from the outer banks I decided to stop by the Croatan National forest. It's a big forest. I stopped by the area on the neuse river side near Cherry Point marine base. The trails along the river were amazing. Beautiful beaches...More

1  Thank Cinc H
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

Great campground, quiet, helpful hosts, nice beach access and forest trail. Hot showers in March were a wonder to behold.

2  Thank Susannah C
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Peggy T
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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.
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