10 Parks near Merritt, North Carolina
Oct 2008 - $30.00
This is a small, but very friendly campground. The owners, Hubert and Christine Pollitt, were extremely helpful, and enjoy being the hosts of this nice little campground. The sites are spaced apart, and while we were there, most were empty (off season), but they are level and have gravel for the vehicles to park on. Paved drives and sites might injure the deer or other animals that visit this remote area. A short walk, and there is a nice dock to fish on, as well as a boat ramp. This is a great area to canoe or kayak. There are tent sites right on the water, with the RV sites about 150-200' away. Some of the original sites don't have sewer hook-up, though several others do. There is a dump station, so it's easy enough to dump as you leave. Shower/toilet is an old Mobile-home, that has been converted. It is about 150' from the nearest site. We used our on-board toilet & shower, so I didn't check them out. This campground is a work in progress, and the owners will go out of their way to help you, as they work to build their property. This may not be for everyone, but we did have a very nice time. We stayed two nights, and would camp here again, if in the area. - PapPappy
May 2015 - $42.00
This campground is mainly used by permanent weekend campers although there are a few "nightly sites" available. We stayed there because of it's proximity to attractions in the area. It's a little off the beaten path. The campers here are basically in a parking lot with only 10 feet between sites. Most campers in this park are permanently plumbed into the sewer. This place is like a ghost town during the week, with most campers showing up for the weekend.
The park staff was unusually friendly and helpful.
We probably wont stay here again since we toured the attractions we wanted to see in New Bern. - Bama Camper
Aug 2009 - $47.00
Very friendly and helpful owners - we felt very welcomed here. Interior roads are sand/very fine gravel and in excellent condition. Plenty of maneuvering room for our 40' coach. Some of the campground will have an inch of standing water after a heavy rain, so have waterproof shoes/boots available. The campground, with only about 50 sites, has enough real estate to install another 200 sites! Sites are all back-ins with a nice concrete patio at each. The primary clientele of the campground are seasonals and the primary attraction is fishing and crabbing. As such, there were only about four or five sites available for transients, with the rest occupied by seasonals. None of the sites are right on the river, but it isn't far away and you will enjoy the river-view ambiance. There is a long pier available to sit and ponder, or fish/crab as well as a boat ramp for your use. Campground is very satellite-friendly. We will use this campground again. Campground entrance is N 35.16276, W 76.69325. - John - Tx Hill Country
Dec 2015 - $16.00
I definitely think the work-in-progress has stopped in favor of building more cabins. Campground is an open field with a tiny pond at one end. Most of the sites were occupied by RV units that looked like they were long-term, perhaps area workers or full-timers. There were assorted blankets and other materials tossed over a fence. The place looked untidy and uncared for (except for the cabins). The TV cables were lying on the ground; ours had no connectors on the ends. The 50 amp service was good and the wi-fi was good with some dropouts. The sewer system looked to be mostly on the ground instead of under it. We found the place OK for a one night stop on our way through. The price shown included a Passport America discount, available Sun-Wed nights. I think we'd make other arrangements next time we were in the New Bern area. - Jay Rutherford
Sep 2015 - $20.00
We stayed here for the month. Actually we extended our due to the threat of hurricane Joaquin. Park staff were very helpful. Now this is not a 5* place, but there is ample room. Yes, there are a lot of full time folks living here. We found the place to be very quiet. The cabins are nicely done. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here on our way through. - anniekat
May 2015 - $20.00
Lots of old campers and permanent residents. The staff couldn't be more pleasant and friendly and accommodating. It's basically a gravel and sand mix to park on and a small patch of grass between campers with picnic tables. Hookups are old and in need of updating. The lake is a very small hole in the ground for carp fishing. - seeinsilver
Nov 2015 - $17.00
This is a very nice, small campground located in the Neuse River Recreation Area and known as Flanners Beach Campground (highway signs use this name). The park is very clean, has on-site hosts, and good size lots for big rigs. Site 3 was long enough for our 40' big rig and tow with plenty of space all around. Sites are a mix of sand and gravel and level enough that we didn't need to jack the rig. Picnic table and fire pit at each site. Rate reflects electric only. We didn't use the restrooms. Park is set to close for the season on Nov. 30. - DiplomatTraveler
Jul 2015 - $17.00
Locally, this is known as Flanners Beach Campground in the Neuse River Recreation Area. We stayed here for four night in the middle of July with another family. They had a driving RV and we were in our pop-up.
The campground is small, 40 sites, but has quite a lot to offer. The sites are spacious and mostly private. They are clean and most are wooded. The small rest room on the north side is older and while it needs some attention, it is clean. The large restroom is clean, well maintained, and accessible. Water spigots are located throughout the loop. There is a dump station available for campers. The south end bathhouse is much nicer than the north end.
The park is very nice. There are hiking and biking trails surrounding the park. A picnic area adjacent to the campground. There is also a beach with swimming/fishing access on the Neuse River. Be warned, the river is very shallow at the beach. We needed to walk out over 1/4 mile to get to water waist deep.
The campground is located off Hwy 70 between New Bern and Havelock. There are many attractions and activities within a 45 minute drive, we enjoyed seeing New Bern, Fort Macon, the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, some time at the beach, and Beaufort.
Overall, a nice campground for a reasonable rate. - dmaerz
May 2015 - $4.00
No hookups. Very easy to get in and out in our 38' RV with tow. Sites are widely spaced with trees and shrubs between making it very private. The campground was very clean and in a beautiful natural setting. - User3010
Oct 2009 - $20.00
Tough call rating this place, I am giving it a positive rating as we enjoyed our week here. But this place is not for everybody. OK for singles and or couples, would not recommend it for families. As mentioned in other review, self contained units only. It is sort of a fish camp type place, but not bad. A couple of units had guys that showed up on the weekend only to fish. It is located 11 miles south of New Bern off of US-70. $20 a night or $100 for a week, solid 50 amp, water and sewer. Sites were grass, but solid ground and level. We had no problems in this very quiet area and considered it a very good value. The only problem was our Verizon cell phones and broadband were at the edge of reception. They worked, but not great. We would come back if in the area. - Bob and Inga
Oct 2006 - $15.00
This is a campground in progress...its biggest draw is that it is on a tributary to the Neuse River with good fishing. It is at the end of a 3/4 mile dirt road. The airplane noise from the Cherry Point Marine Air Installation could make the motorhome shake, but provides a healthy dose of patriotism. Found no rest rooms...suggest self-contained units only. Felt level site with full-hook-up for the price was a value. - Here4Now
Jun 2016 - $62.00
This is a good clean and convenient campground. The best part of the campground is the pier and the dock that look out over a beautiful lake. A great place to relax and watch the sunset after being on the road all day. The restrooms and showers are clean and the grounds are well maintained. We only stayed 1 night and did not use the pool but it looked clean and inviting. There was a little noise from the highway because the campground is right on RT17. The WIFI and cable TV worked well.
I would stay at this campground again if I am in the area. - Freelander1
Jun 2016 - $50.00
KOA New Bern is located off US 17 about 3 miles North of the town of New Bern. The staff was very friendly. The facility has a pool, playground and a bouncing bag for children. The pier was a hundred yards from our campsite where you can fish and rent boats. Wi-Fi was offered but not available at our campsite. - Bburgbrewer
Jun 2016 - $90.00
We had a nice concrete pad with a patio, outdoor furniture, and a view of the water. Everything worked well (sewer, water, electrical, cable) and was clean. Pat, the manager and her staff are very friendly and helpful. They patrol the grounds often to keep it looking nice. The laundry room was clean as were the bathrooms. The park is geared towards families with younger children where there is a playground, jump, and a 3 1/2 feet deep pool. - Roadschool
Cherry Point Marine Base, North Carolina (map) |
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Aug 2010 - $15.00
We stayed here to visit our son who is stationed at Cherry Point. If it had not been for that we would have left for a campground outside the base. The place was infested with ants that invaded your RV. It was necessary to spray a barrier around your home to keep them out. There was a huge nest of copperhead snakes in the hedge behind our site. Each night they were out looking for snakes. Ten were captured while we were there. They seemed more interested in preserving the snakes than the safety of the people staying there. Small kids played near the hedge daily. Many snakes escaped back into the hedge before the game warden arrived to catch them. The park hosts did not want us to kill them. We stayed 4 nights. The people staying there were very friendly as were the camp hosts. In a commercial campground the problems listed above would have been taken care of immediately. That is my major complaint. The campground is located in walking distance to the commissary and other base features. It was priced right too. - petendoll
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Great RV park on a great base. Clean and spacious and the front office was so friendly and helpful. Free Wi-Fi and cable. Level pads. Great hook ups. - buckingthenorm
Nov 2014 - $20.00
This is our second time at this park. Unlike a lot of military campgrounds, wifi works good, lots of cable channels available and all hookups work fine. Like most military campgrounds, sites are large, level and well maintained with concrete pads. Lots of room for bike riding and dog walking. Fishing pier nearby. There is some aircraft noise; it is a Marine Corps Air Station. Also, the electric and the sewer hookups are placed somewhat oddly; both lines are stretched to max length but it works. One of the best places we have stayed. - Bojangles
Sep 2014 - $25.00
This is a great park. We stayed here to attend the Seafood Festival in Moorhead City. It just opened last year. Sites are large, concrete pads with plenty of room between sites and include cable. You are close to the water with boat ramp nearby. We would camp here again. - Full Timers McC
Jul 2013 - $30.00
It's the perfect place to be able to catch the morning ferry. It's not nearly as bad as people made it out to be. You are able to use the restrooms in the ferry office when it's open, but there were no showers. When we were there in mid-July there were a few sites with full-hookups available, but they are limited. We brought our own water with us. There are a few full-time people there, but it wasn't a problem. It was quiet and peaceful at night. The sites were large and the lady in the motel office was very friendly and helpful. We would use it as an overnight site to catch the ferry again. - Florida Bob
Jun 2011 - $25.00
Great place to spend the night before catching the ferry, but little more than that. The campground is clean but has no amenities (bathrooms, showers, etc) and sewer hookups are non-existent for over-nighters but a dump station is available. The nice thing about the campground is that it's less than 100 feet to the ferry and has very easy entrance and egress features. Don't plan on spending any time here; it is a good waiting place for the ferry and nothing more. If I was taking the ferry again, I would stay here. - fruffiii
May 2010 - $25.00
This is not a campground. It is an overnight spot to catch the ferry. It's an open, grassy, sand/dirt field with rutted roads and randomly scattered hookups. A dozen permanent RVs occupy the few sewer sites. Exercise caution when parking; there are multiple signs of prior RVs getting stuck in soft sand. Heavy overnight rains made pull-out in the morning nerve-wrackingly dicey. No cellphone service. Would not camp here again. - Prof Bill
Apr 2016 - $35.00
This is a place to overnight before taking the Cedar Island Ferry to Cape Hatteras, or if you're a fanatic fisherman. It is not a resort: the pool is closed permanently and any other amenities that may have existed in the past (batting cage, etc.) are no longer in service. About half of the park is occupied seasonally/permanently by older units apparently used by weekend fishers. It has a boat launch and dockside gasoline ($3.30/gal in April 2016). Mosquito season was well underway at the end of April with spraying by the county predicted to happen soon. The owners are a charming and helpful couple who have lived on the site for 40 years. Reservations are highly recommended for the Cedar Island Ferry as is arrival an hour or so before departure. Reservations are cancelled 30 minutes before departure. Our trip at 10:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning was full. Loading a 40' motorhome with toad attached cost $45 but was no problem with crew guidance. The trip from the RV park was only 8 miles but took a half hour so allow enough time. - Mtmoi
May 2014 - $35.00
When we arrived at the park we received a very warm welcome and the owner was very accommodating. The park seemed to be well maintained and the pool was very clean. It is a great place to stay if you have a boat or Kayak. The RV sites at this park are level but a little small. There are no 50 amp sites. We picked up 6 or 7 TV channels via antenna. About half of the park is made up of seasonal residents who couldn't have been friendlier. We will be back. - pillaz
Aug 2013 - $30.00
Perfect location to visit all the small islands. The owners are on site and very helpful and friendly. On the day we left they were updating the power system! We will be back in the late fall for another visit. - 1ST Mountain Air