6 Parks near Ayden, North Carolina
We did however find 6 campgrounds within 25 miles of Ayden. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Ayden in the left hand column.
397 Contentnea Drive Grifton, North Carolina 28530 (map) | (252) 524-5168
Sites: 10 | Latest Rate: $10.00 | 4 Reviews
Aug 2016 - $10.00
This is a beautiful, well maintained Campground, very peaceful, right on the Contentnea river. The park is operated by the local police department and is very secure. I wish we could have stayed longer. The walking trail around the grounds is nice. It was a little confusing when we first got here. We thought one of the walking trails was an interior road. Try that in a 46 foot 5th wheel on a stormy day. - LBell690
Jun 2016 - $10.00
This is a small park in a small town. There are 10 full hookup sites with 50 amps. The road is paved and the sites are grass/gravel. There is a trailer with 3 air conditioned bathrooms and 2 outside shower stalls. The park is run by the city and you pay at the police department. We set up and drove the car to the police department, which was a short distance away. The police are in and out of the park on a regular basis. Again, there are no amenities but there is total peace and quiet. There are benches, tables and fire pits at each site. Our antenna picked up about 25 channels. We crossed a railroad track near the entrance but never heard a train in our 4 day stay. The traffic in and out of the park is very light, mostly people fishing in the river next to the park. This the best campground that we found in this area. We would stay here again. - Michael47
Apr 2016 - $10.00
We stayed just one night with friend that just bought a "new" used 5th wheel. We paid our $10.00 per site at the police department across the creek and was told to just pick whatever sites we wanted. They place was spotless and the sites were spacious. There were some sites that had updated fire rings with benches and new picnic tables but they were taken. There were large trash cans to place the trash. From what another camper told us, if you pay $5.00 they send someone to unlock the restroom for you. Not sure if that was for the entire stay or just the one time, but we didn't need it. Not much to do around the area but a nice place just to camp. - D Maier
Sep 2016 - $40.00
We stayed here for an ECU football game. We arrived at around 9:30pm and were met by John the owner on his golf cart. He showed us to the campsite and helped us get organized. He came by again later to make sure we were all set up and happy. I spoke to him again on Saturday and mentioned there was a slight washout from recent rains. He said he would come in after we left and smooth it out. I wasn't complaining but he was very concerned with how happy we were. I'm making additional reservations. - archerspoon
Aug 2016 - $30.00
We had a nice shaded lot under oak treas on a pond. Large gravel lots, with gravel interior roads- surrounded by grass. Has no bath house-you must be self contained. No WiFi or cable. Close to all shopping and amenities. We stayed in a motor home for a month. Will stay here again. - runamuka
May 2016 - $40.00
This park was a hidden gem, especially for staying while visiting kids at ECU. We arrived around 9:30 @ night, and called them before hand. The owner met us outside, showed me to the site and even offered to assist setting up. When we were setting up, he drove my TOAD around to our site, so I didn't have to walk to get it. I admit, as some reviews stated there are no amenities, but I knew this coming in. Awesome water pressure, and great shaded sites. Our site was pretty level and was a sand/gravel/grass area. Picnic table was onsite. They had 20/30/50 Amp hook-ups. Since I was only there for 5 days, mainly visiting ECU I didn't go fishing. Everyone in the parks were friendly and it was very quiet at night. Easy access to Highway 264, and only 10 minutes to ECU campus. We will be camping here again! We camped in a pull-thru site with a 38' Motorhome. - Chkysbak
Nov 2016 - $35.00
This is a nice little spot to stay if you are in the Greenville area. We stayed here over the weekend for an ECU football game. We were arriving late Friday night and the owner met us and escorted us to the site. It was a brand new pull-thru he had just finished and everything was very nice. The owner apologized that there wasn't any grass or plants since he had just gotten the certification from the County that week. I told him I understood and that everything was okay. He and his father were usually around the campground or were available at his house across the street. All the sites have 50amp electric but he will loan you an adapter if you need it. They are also all in the open with no trees around. Water was good and had good pressure. It did rain on us a little so it got a bit muddy but I know the site was new and really aren't complaining. I will stay here again. - archerspoon
May 2016 - $35.00
There are very few options in this area and we found this park to suit our needs and close to Greenville. Access roads are paved and accessible for big rigs. Camp is gravel based pull thrus for easy access in an open area near local farm fields. Currently ten sites with plans to expand. The utilities are placed well and water, electric and sewer all functioned fine. Nothing fancy, no facilities, but clean and but the owners are wonderful people. Wide open skies, great reception for over the air antenna and no obstructions for satellite. If you are looking for a clean, quiet place to park this is perfect. - which2
Sep 2016 - $43.00
The resort is mostly filled with permanents (weekend retreats). 10 to 12 spaces for transient RVs on a grassy ridge. W/S/E. Laundry room machines need repair. Bathhouse very clean. Nice pool. Staff is exceptionally friendly and accommodating. Convenient to Little Washington. - tom&kathryn
Jun 2016 - $43.00
Great place for an overnight stay, just outside of Washington and a short drive to historic Bath. Staff was very cordial. No cable service. A lot of very well kept permanent sites around and along the river. Pool was very nice with large shady pavilion with tables and chairs. Trash pickup twice a day. - g peter
Dec 2015 - $11.00
The nightly cost I noted is based on the monthly rate. To start, I will give the good: I have been here nearly a month and have found my stay to be quite pleasant. It is a clean and quiet park. Staff is gracious and helpful. The ladies room was spotless. I had need to use the shower one night and found that to be spotless as well. It is conveniently located to access all you need in Washington and there is a little market right across the street. (I did not use it so dont know what they sell in there.) There is a humongous grassy area for dog walking. The waterfront along the river is lovely and a short walk from the overnight/transient RV area. Each spot has a picnic table and fire ring. My complaints are minor but annoying nonetheless. The wifi is usually good but not always. My Verizon wifi is iffy sometimes--sometimes good. The area for the overnight/transients is just an open grassy field. Could not keep the dried cut grass out of my rig, it's made a real mess. And then when it rained, it was a muddy mess. There is some gravel in the RV spots but it really needs refreshing. There is no gravel on the path to the dumpster and after the rain it was muddy and slippery. The spots are very close together. A few pot holes on the roads through the park. Not a big problem unless you are riding a bicycle. The laundry room only has two working washing machines and three working dryers. For a park as large as this, that means guests are jockeying for use of the laundry room. I wound up using the laundromat in town one day. All that being said, it is a nice, gated park and I would stay again if I were coming though the area. - nanzhere
Dec 2016 - $15.00
Great park. WiFi wiped out by hurricane Matthew but I am sure they are working on it. The campgrounds are rustic but usually quiet for an inner city park. There is a huge playground for children as well as a Nature Center and Planetarium. Wonderful people, wonderful park. We will be back if travels bring us this direction again. - LBell690
May 2016 - $12.00
Small city campground offering full hookups. Great park right on the Neuse River. Campsites are large and shaded, some right on the river. Staff is very helpful. Free museum and nature center on grounds. Very quiet campground. Will definitely return. - KrisNC
Aug 2015 - $12.00
Awesome park for the price. Full hookup for $12 a night. A lot to do at the park's nature center and about town. Only one drawback is lots are first come first served and you can stay for 30 nights. I noticed some locals tend to get a lot and set on it for the summer and are not even there except for a few times a week. Would like to see the city regulate this so more people could enjoy the park and the area. - welkertp
Aug 2016 - $20.00
We were not impressed! We have stayed before under different management and although new management is trying, it is a long way from good. Lots are very close, ranging from sunny/open exposures to some shade. Site surface is a concrete pad with dirt, sand and grass. There is a picnic table.
When we arrived, we had advised them of a 3-4 month stay. When we went to pay for our third month, we had been advised that the site had been rented out to someone else the next day. Initially an alternative site was not offered but after some strong words and 6 hours later, we were given a different site and an apologetic discount for the inconvenience. (This was the Thursday of the July 4th weekend-just try finding another park.)
We were religiously forgotten for sewer pump outs, even though regularly added to the list.
We also found out that we were moved because a full timer on the hill (permanent sites) complained about the noise of the truck (HDT) and really wanted us gone from the park. New management does not run the park. The hill residents on Paradise Island do, as well as the maintenance manager who oversees the pumping, etc.
The weekly Saturday night DJ or Band is a little noisey. Much better when it is once a month. Some full timers actually go elsewhere for Saturday night so they can sleep.
The store staff and housekeeping staff are great. Still major flooding with lots of rain.
This park is not friendly to HDTs (converted tractor trailer type trucks for pulling 5th wheels). Will not return: will park at Walmart first. - witchey1
May 2016 - $20.00
Under even newer management since our last visit. Much cleaner, but still no scattered trash cans- just the parks dumpsters which have been increased in number. Security has been increased (a good thing). Roads are still dirt and could probably be upgraded to gravel but dirt is still good. - witchey1
Apr 2016 - $33.00
We stayed here to be close to family. The park is very large and has a lot of seasonal campers. Easy access to the Interstate. Very easy in and out of the park. They assigned us site B-4, but it was very tight. The gentleman that escorted to our site knew we would not fit, so we asked to be moved to B-5. That was not a problem. The campground was pretty empty because it was so early in the season. I am not sure how easy it would have been to be moved if the campground was fuller. Our site was grass and pine needle covered and large tree roots, but level. Good electricity and water pressure. There is a lot to do in the area. New Bern, NC is about 35 minutes. Very historic. Rocky Mount is a little over an hour drive. The Prime Smokehouse downtown is very good. Greenville is close, Sam Jones BBQ is some of the best around. If in the area again, we would probably stay here. - Cliff-fa-fa