Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $20.00
This is a wide open park, and big rig friendly. This is the most unique park I have been to. They have a small motel, several little cabins, some permanent park model trailers. Everything is arranged well, and very pleasant to the eyes. If you are in a 5th wheel RV, you back in to your site, if you are a Motorhome you drive in to your site. This is so that everyone has a great spot to enjoy the view pond. Each site has a concrete patio pad with a picnic table. The parking sites themselves are gravel, level, but only wide enough for your RV. With that being said, the yard for each RV is very generous is size and manicured grass. The staff is great and friendly. I was truly impressed with this campground. Now for the down side. It is off the beaten path, but in the middle of many excursions. The 1 1/2 mile road to the campground is very very narrow. But the road is paved and very little traffic. Just go slow. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
Camdan is a small little town on one side of the bridge and Elizabeth City is on the other side of the bridge. Camdan has many quant little restaurants.
Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $42.00
The last couple of roads getting into the campground were VERY narrow. The last 1½ miles is a 2 lane road with swamp on both sides for much of the length of the road. The lanes were only about 6 ft. wide, our 8 ft. wide 5th wheel took up part of the lane for on-coming traffic. Luckily we didn't meet other vehicles because one of us would have had to back out of the winding road. These roads leading into the campground are enough to make us very hesitant to return. We were there during December and the campground was nicely decorated. The campground was lovely. There were trees surrounding the campground, with a pond in the middle. Most of the campsites backed up to the pond. Sites are very reasonable in size. There was plenty of room in the site for the truck, 5th wheel and jeep. The campground easily handles big rigs. There are asphalt roads through the campground. Each camp site had gravel area for RV. Each site has a concrete patio with a nice picnic table. There is grass between the sites. Sites are all very level. Pool was closed because of the time of year-but it looked like a nice pool area. Good Verizon coverage. Easy to get DirecTV satellite. This campground offers a very quiet, pretty place to relax. If the road getting to the campground were better (wider) I would not hesitate recommending it. We camped at North River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $21.00
We used this lovely park as our base for exploring the area. It is about a half hour to Elizabeth City and about 45 minutes to Kitty Hawk. Hosts and owners are very friendly and have a lot of information about the area. A small book exchange is located in the room in front of the office. Campsites surround North River Lake which has fishing; paddleboats are available. Sites are gravel with grass patio areas. Picnic tables are on site, fire rings are available for free if you buy wood from the park. Every other site is a pull-in. It appeared that all big rigs were in a pull-in location thus giving a view of the lake from the front window. Washing of vehicles and rigs is allowed for a fee. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $23.00
We stayed at this park for 2 nights. The lots are level and we backed up to the lake. There were only a few RVs while we were there, probably due to the fact that it rained and the wind blew non-stop the whole time. Not their fault.
The only complaint we have is that we would prefer more trash dumpsters as there is only the one as you leave the park. The Wi-Fi worked great and we had decent AT&T service. We camped at North River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
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We did not really venture out much but did visit the Great Dismal Swamp - we were the first visitors that day and we got there around 1 pm.
Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $37.00
While the campground is remote, you're within 30 minutes of city centers. The sites around the lake are very well maintained. The people were very nice. We would stay here again, without question. I also used my Passport America for one night. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
Virginia Beach about 1+ hours away. Elizabeth City is 30 minutes. OBX about an hour.
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $27.00
Road into the camp is really narrow but the camp is worth it. It is beautifully maintained. They have putt putt golf, fishing pond, swimming in lake and in pool, paddle boats, screen in group building, and extra activities. They had a scheduled crab fest scheduled for the weekend that we left. Other events were upcoming. We camped at North River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Tips for other Campers:
This campground is not far from Elizabeth City or the Outer Banks.
Passport America on weekdays only. Beautiful park. RV sites, cottages and motel. They advertise WiFi, but it is rarely available. No cell phone signal with AT&T. Office staff NOT friendly or helpful. Unpleasant people. For this reason, we will not return. Closest park to the Outer Banks without being in the Outer Banks. We camped at North River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
We were visiting the Outer Banks and were very pleased to use this park for our base. It is easy drive to most of the attractions including the lighthouses. The staff is exceptionally considerate. We were escorted to our site, which is really a big help after driving for hours. The park is clean, well maintained, and nicely landscaped. Sites are level, have a cement pad and are very spacious.There is a lake in the middle which allows for fishing and has a specific area roped off for swimming. The road in is narrow, but not unmanageable. We appreciated the peace and quiet of the area. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
The Outer Banks offer great restaurants (Cravings and the Blue Moon were the best), lighthouses and an enormous amount of history. The beach on Ocracoke is pristine and undeveloped. Great!
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $42.00
We stayed here for a couple of nights to see the outer banks area. The park is not easy to reach. Not mentioned in any of the other reviews, is the last mile and half which goes through a rural residential area. The rural road is very narrow. Although there is a painted dividing line, neither side of the line was wide enough for a motor home. So you have to drive to the middle of the road and hope no one comes at you as there really is no place to go for opposing traffic to pass. The good thing is that the first quarter mile of the road is where most of the residents live. So once you get past this area, there are very few chances to come upon someone going in the opposite direction. Then the last half mile of the road is a paved, single lane road. The good thing about this portion of the road is it is straight and you can see the campground at the end. So you will be able to see opposing traffic coming at you. The park had gated entry which required entering a code to enter. The exit is automatically controlled when a vehicle approaches the gate(s). The interior road is paved, one lane wide and runs in a circle around the centrally located 5 acre lake. The sites were gravel with a concrete patio that has an outside table. Just a few pull through sites. Most of the sites are either back in or pull in so the utility connections for the two sites are centrally located between them. But that requires a lot of hose length to reach the fittings. They have full hook ups – water, electricity (50 AMP), & sewer connections. The sites were generally level. Privacy between the sites is based upon the distance between the sites. There are very few trees in the park but the park is ringed by trees. The trees didn’t interfere with satellite reception. WiFi reception was good. There seem to be some long term residents but they were in another area not around the lake. No designated pet area but there was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park road. There were no bag dispensers around the park to pick up waste. Only one dumpster which was located near the office outside of the gated area. For being in a hazardous/severe weather area, there was no underground storm shelter. None of the structures in the park were identified as a severe weather shelter. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $27.00
Nice campground with spacious sites facing a small pond. Seasonal sites are in a different part of the campground. The lakeside sites are set up with alternating side-by-side hookups. A 50 amp with a 30 amp next to it. So if the 30 amp is a TT or 5th wheel, everyone should have a view of the water, but the 50 amp they gave us had us facing the woods. Too bad because we had to sit outside to enjoy the lake view. Get the WiFi code before you set up because they will not give it to you on the phone. You have to go to the office and sign a paper to get it. Thought that was odd. The drive in to the campground is a little unnerving because the last couple of miles is a very narrow road with a deep ditch on each side. We were lucky and never met any oncoming traffic when we were in the motorhome. Get your groceries and such before coming to the park, it's a bit of a drive to the nearest store. We appreciated that this park is inland and in the event of a storm, we wouldn't have the worry of trying to evacuate from the Outer Banks. Price reflects 3 nights at Passport discount and 1 night at Good Sam discount. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.
After being forced inland by Hurricane Arthur from Hatteras Island, we found North River Campground. Although it is a bit off the beaten path, the campground is outstanding. After calling to make sure a site was available, the owners told us that they would be looking for us as we would be arriving after closing time and the entry way is gated with card access. When we arrived, the wife checked us in and husband led us to our site which was very spacious. We ended up staying three nights before we could get back to our campground on Hatteras Island. We enjoyed the stay and found the owners and the staff to be very friendly and courteous. We would certainly stay again if an opportunity ever presents itself. We camped at North River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Really, really nice RV park, good distance between sites, which are mostly situated around a 5 acre lake. We asked and the personnel allowed our dog to swim in the swimming area which he enjoyed. I used the laundry which was inexpensive ($1.25 wash and $1.00 dry). We also had a pizza here which was good. We would have stayed longer but had reservations and had to move on. There are some permanent RVs but they seem to be located in a different area. The only negative is that the approach road is somewhat narrow. On the positive, fishermen seemed to like the area, we saw several launching their boats as we departed in the morning. We camped at North River Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $23.00
Rate reflects Passport America. Nice enough spot. Nothing special but good for a night or two. Clean facilities and they have a nice little restaurant on site. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $20.00
One of our favorite campgrounds. Large spacious sites. Very clean. Great staff. Good WiFi. February is 'one half off' month and that is why we paid $20. Hunt Brothers pizza is delicious. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
A very run resort on a lake. The management is helpful and lead you to a site. It is very quiet and within an hour to the Hatteras National Seashore and Corolla. In Corolla we went with Wild Horse Adventures for an amazing 2 hour ride in a Hummer to see the wild horses here. I would recommend that as a fun side trip. There are lots of produce stands open. We would stay here again and recommend it to friends. We camped at North River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.