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New Bern, North Carolina

New Bern KOA

New Bern, North Carolina


New Bern, North Carolina
Phone: (252) 638-2556

Sites: 82
Recent Rate: $72 5/2017

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Latitude: 35.136668338131
Longitude: -77.027914524078
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

93 Reviews

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $72.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first go around on this very long trip with KOA, and I was reminded why the value is simply not there; we paid extra to be close to the water, we ended up in the second row (obstructed view). When we arrived there had been a torrential downpour that morning before we arrived, and wouldn't you know it? our site was the lowest in the park. I asked the staff if we could move to another site (we scoped out a few that were dry); we were told the one site in particular was booked. Guess what? it was still empty till noon of next day!! The roads are not gravel but a white powdery kind of mulch; even the next day there was dust coming off the road even at 5 MPH! Any park charging $80/night (before discount) really should have paved roads, never mind paved pads! The other thing was my 25' sewer hose barely made the hookup at the same time trying to get my steps land on the patio concrete (not thought out very well) I would not come back here for $80/night. We camped at New Bern KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great little town for exploring. Persimmons is a great restaurant on the water

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at the New Bern KOA for three nights. We opted for one of their fancy pull-through sites and it was very nice. Long gravel pull through with a cement patio. We had a table, four chairs and a patio umbrella. The site had a great view of the river over wet lands. The park had a fishing pier on the river. There was a nice store and clean rest rooms. As is typical of KOA's there was a lot stuff for kids to do. We camped at New Bern KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the off season and for that the park was okay...meaning because no one was there, it wasn't so bad. The sites are right on top of each other. The site was level and more than long enough for our rig and truck. Beautiful view of the river...nice walk down the dock. We ended up having to stay longer than anticipated due to truck problems. The office gave us a bit of a hard time because our site was already booked for the weekend. But we couldn't move since our truck was in the shop. The laundry is small and used primarily by the long term people which makes it hard to get in there---3hrs to do my 2 loads. We camped at New Bern KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

In the brochure from the park, it listed a place called Charlie's. It's local and awesome! Fresh fish. It's a place you will drive by if you aren't looking for it but GO IN.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $68.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy to get into, friendly staff, they showed us to our site and delivered firewood. The pool was clean, they have a store stocked in case you forgot to bring something. Nice playground, jumping pad, wagon ride, free ice cream sundaes for the kids, catch and release pond and the Neuse River out my back window. Good cell service and wifi. It was a bit pricey, but if you have children it may be worth it. My grandson loved the life-sized chess and checkers! We camped at New Bern KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 364
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed at this KOA 6 years ago. This RV park is right on the Neuse river, and even has it's own boat dock and launch ramp to the river. The boat dock and launch are in very good condition, and there are even a few swing benches that let you sit out and view the river from close up if you desire. We were in a premium patio site that was the closest to the river, and our front windshield looked out on the river. However, in the 6 years since we were here last, a lot of the foliage was allowed to grow up in front of the sites, and that great view is almost completely obstructed. The site was dirt gravel, but the patio was cement. Normally that is not an issue, but the dirt of the RV pad has been allowed to build up higher than the patio, and during the regular rains we got during our week stay, the white alkaline mud would wash over the patio, turning it a milky white slippery substance. The site came with a wire patio set, which was nice as I didn't have to get out our chairs. We didn't get to spend too much time outside though, the heat, humidity, and bugs kept us inside a lot. The KOA had all the usual family friendly stuff, pool, playground and bike rentals. There is also a small "catch and release" pond on site, and a mini golf course as well. We paid $58 a night for our FHU site. The park offered free Wifi, but our Verizon air card worked well here. I was a little surprised to see that the bathhouse closest to our site was not handicapped accessible due to small doors and raised entries on the entry door and the showers themselves. There was another facility in the main building, but I didn't get a chance to check it out. The location does have some road noise from Route 17 that fronts the park. So while this park is not quite the "10" that I recall from years past, it is still a nice, well cared for KOA, especially if you have children. We camped at New Bern KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice enough but nothing special. Sites are tight with little privacy. Could be a good view of marsh & water but they have allowed brush to obscure it. Pool is excellent. I wouldn't go out of my way for this campground. Overall, just average. We camped at New Bern KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

First visit here and was very impressed. This is a great campground. Our site was a pull thru deluxe site with brick patio , wrought iron furniture and fire pit. Level and semi shaded site. CATV was good with a large selection. Getting to Campground was easy and navigating in easy also. Friendly helpful staff and well stocked camp store. Food Lion and a pharmacy within 2 miles and downtown New Bern only about 10 mins away. About 15 mins away was mall area with resturants and more stores (Wal-Mart, Target, lowes, ect..) Highly recommend and will return. Great couples or families. We camped at New Bern KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53 row near marsh
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you get a west facing site watch out for afternoon sun..can get real hot.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at New Bern KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Downtown New Bern is a close drive, and the New Bern Civil War battlefield is about 20 minutes away.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at New Bern KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town of New Bern is about 2 miles South of the KOA. There are plenty of places to eat, shop and site-see. The nearest grocery store was 1.6 miles from KOA.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $62.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at New Bern KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. We stayed overnight and it worked out fine. Right on the river. KOA's are typically higher priced. My rate was for a back in electric and water only. Lots of activities I.e. Pool, horseshoes, dock, etc. would stay here again if in the area. We camped at New Bern KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

I have visited this campground multiple times. My stepdad lives here and I love it. The staff is friendly, cabins are clean, restrooms are clean, grounds are kept well manicured! We camped at New Bern KOA in a Cabin.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Cabin
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice, laid back and peaceful campground. We loved our large patio site. There's a decent amount of space between the other sites. It's a short walk to the dock/pier and there are swings to sit in to enjoy the view. The kids enjoyed the playground, jumping pillow and basketball court.

We made the short drive over the bridge into historic downtown New Bern and visited the shops and tourist spots. There's an evening ghost walk tour that's more historical than scary but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

We enjoyed our stay at New Bern KOA and would visit again! We camped at New Bern KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Actually outside New Bern - neat, clean especially for older KOA. Best showers we've seen - looks like owners actually used it because set up was ideal. Just stayed overnight. We camped at New Bern KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Near shower
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice KOA. Clean grounds, very large children's play areas. Has access to a dock and boat ramp on the river directly across from New Bern. Access to the Town itself was very easy. Sites were roomy, easy in and out. The place even had a dog wash on site near the large, fenced dog run. We enjoyed it and will return in the future. We camped at New Bern KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Catfishing off the dock is a great night-time activity. Newbern had plenty of stores and sights to see.

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