Shawboro, North Carolina

North River Campground

Shawboro, North Carolina



Shawboro, North Carolina
Phone: (252) 336-4414

Sites: 69
Recent Rate: $27 8/2015

Latitude: 36.304854216452
Longitude: -76.0216355323792

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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 no
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • 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 no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • 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

46 Reviews

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Glendaj

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $27.00
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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.

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Nibot

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
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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.

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h2oskier

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
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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!

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bsb814

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $42.00
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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.

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2006dsdp

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $27.00
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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.

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charleygop

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $40.00
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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.

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msunnergren

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $40.00
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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.

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Euri

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $23.00
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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.

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Joyce and Gene Whitley

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $20.00
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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.

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rolling homeless

Review Count: 240
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
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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.

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leciel19

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $20.00
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The rate reflects Passport America but WOW what a surprise. A true gem in the middle of the woods in one area; soybean fields in the other. We are so glad we came. The spacing between sites is good and the cable selection is enormous. There are a lot of 50 amp sites and it is very clean and easy to get into and out of. Most of the sites are back in. The staff in the office was nice and efficient. There's a fishing lake on the premises. If there is a drawback, some of the sites are a long way from the bathhouse. Since we are self-contained, not a problem but for other campers, they might want to request a site close to the bathhouse. We would definitely stay here if we come back again. We camped at North River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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usa

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $40.00
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Here on this cmapground you feel comfortable. The owner and the staff are very friendly. Here you have peace. No car noise. You hear only the birds chirping. Wifi is very good. The price per night is $ 40. The first three days are 50% Passport discount. Thereafter, 10% Good Sam. This is ok for what is offered. The water in the pool could be a little warmer, but oh well. We have originally extended from two days to five. That says it all. The CG is located about fifteen miles away from supermarkets. If you know this, you can buy time before. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.

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TheSchweitzers

Review Count: 172
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $20.00
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After checking in we thought this would become a clear 10 rating. We had the best reception ever on a campground, very friendly and informative. We were guided to our site and helped while backing in. Sites are gravel with perfectly arranged hookups, sitting side by side (no privacy) around a lake. Easy to level and a small concrete patio with picnic table. Far out in the bushes this place is very quiet but still a good location to explore Elizabeth City though. Here is why our rating is only an eight: (1) Wi-Fi turned out to shut off quite often. Just a few seconds blackout, but this can be pretty annoying. (2) Endless mowing. Running over and over already cut grass leads to no progress and produces just noise for nothing. (3) In the morning all washers and dryers were blocked for hours since their small motel and cabins room maid did laundry. (4) After the first night a new camper was assigned the site right besides us, although about five sites to both sides were empty. What a ridiculous site assignment policy. However, for 20$/night (PA rate), we still would stay again if in the area. We camped at North River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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TPCLVZ

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $33.00
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A beautiful park with surrounding trees and a large lake in the middle. No satellite problems what so ever. Loved the set up. Very large spaces to spread out a bit and enjoy. A few long term people who were very nice. The campground is well kept and clean. The owners and staff were very helpful and polite. The only downside was the bugs but you have that in the swampy areas. Bring lots of protection. The residential road going into the park is very narrow so let the owners know if you are checking in early or coming late as you don't want to meet another rig coming. Both will not fit on the road passing. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Peterpanda

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $28.00
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A country, very quiet campground. This is not a destination campground for sightseeing the surrounding areas. There are other RV parks on the Outer Banks, but of course more money. About 40 minutes to Outer Banks and about 50 miles to Norfolk. Is a great place to come and relax, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. Staff and owners very friendly and helpful. Clean grounds; most sites face lake. Good hookups, good cable, and wifi. Nearest grocery store is about 20 miles. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.

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