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Shawboro, North Carolina

North River Campground

Shawboro, North Carolina


256 Garrington Island Rd
Shawboro, North Carolina 27973
Phone: (252) 336-4414

Sites: 69
Recent Rate: $23 4/2017

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Latitude: 36.304854216452
Longitude: -76.021635532379
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 yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • 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 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 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 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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

60 Reviews

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Yes, the road in is a bit narrow (but perhaps not as dramatic as some believe) and yes, it can get buggy (like the owners can prevent that), but this is a really well appointed campground. Very clean and neat facilities and nice staff/owners. Quiet too, yet only 30 minutes from Elizabeth City. Not sure that I would stay here at their regular rates, but PA price is acceptable. Regarding having to rent a fire ring: it's $6.50 AND you get a decent bundle of good, seasoned wood with it. Laundry room appliances seem old but in good condition: $1.25 per wash and $1.00 to dry. I would stay again. We camped at North River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Close proximity to OBX, Virginia Beach, etc.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped on lakeside lot. Was escorted to site and hookups explained. Great cable but the WiFi was horrible . only worked for 1 day out of 3. Also no phone for T Mobile customers. We enjoyed our stay. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
lakeside
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Eat at Frog Island. Best priced seafood in NC.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, clean park with sites surrounding a large catch and release pond. Each site has a cement pad and picnic table. The connections are well located. We had a pull-in sight with a view through the front window of the pond. Gated with key card access. There was a very small, fenced, off-leash dog run. Probably more then enough room for small dogs but would have been nice to have more space for my big dog to run. Also, no doggie poop bags available so remember to take your own when out for walks. WiFi worked great and we were able to get satellite just fine.

Friendly and helpful staff. We enjoyed our stay and would return. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Other
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Located about 35 miles from Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

This was the nicest campground we have ever stayed in. Staff was friendly, escorted us to our site. Our site was large with a concrete pad and picnic table. There is a small lake in the center of the park with warning signs about being dangerous although we never saw or heard anything strange. I think mosquitoes would be a problem in the summer, but with the hurricane approaching, those were blown away. Sites are back to back so that you aren't sitting on someone else's sewer hose. Good wifi. We camped at North River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Outer Banks is a short drive, also a few fresh seafood places.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean, clean clean. This park is so well layed out and very well maintained. The price reflects a combination of PA and Good Sam. We stayed over the weekend so PA will kick in on Sunday and will be $22. We are about 20 minutes from anything but well worth the stay. All size rigs can be accommodated without any problems. No hanging branches etc. The only thing is we stayed in August and there isn't any shade. The west side of the park does have trees to help the sitting sun from beating down on you, but no trees overhead. The trees in the park just have not matured. One other thing: you need to is arrive during daylight because the 1.5 miles before the park gates is so very narrow. Our motorhome took up both sides of the road and if it is dark you will not see the marshy wet grasses if by chance you had to pull over for on coming traffic. We camped at North River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
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:

All sites are a pull-in or back-in. We pulled in and had plenty of room to unhook our tow at our site after we parked it.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped here while visiting with family and couldn't have had a better experience. All sites face the lake, backin or pull in and all hookups are easy to access and worked fine. Clean all around with lots of things for children. We camped at North River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
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, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There are comments about the narrow entry roads but I didn't have a problem and didn't here any complaints from those around me that I talked with.

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Review Count: 138
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 29

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

In over 110 reviews and 35 states this is my only second rating of 10. Long straight narrow paved driveway into the gated entry. Nice RV resort with gravel roads and level gravel sites with large concrete patio, table and lots of grass. Club house, pool, pavilion and small food store. Very nice 5 acre lake surrounded by sites that alternate between drive thru and back in so rigs are back to back but still 10 ft apart with utilities situated in the middle between sites. Sites are staggered so each has large front grass area. Great park for big rigs. Good free cable, good free secured wi fi, good cell signal and open for satellite. Paddle boats for use, mini golf and fishing. RR and showers are nice but a long walk from RV sites so you should be self-contained but they are close to the tent sites. Office staff friendly and helpful. Very quiet and 20 miles to small town. Also has several cabins and motel rooms available. We will return. We camped at North River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Try the fresh pizzas sold at the office. $10 for large with multiple toppings. Very good tasting and good value. People catching large perch in lake with bait.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 150
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

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.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Lake area
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Virginia Beach about 1+ hours away. Elizabeth City is 30 minutes. OBX about an hour.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

This campground is not far from Elizabeth City or the Outer Banks.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Back of park
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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