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Cedar Point Recreation Area

18 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Update 6/25/2020:  Restroom facilities for this location are closed at this time. Portable toilets are available for visitor use. 

The Cedar Point Recreation Area, near the mouth of the White Oak River, is surrounded by a salt marsh and a coastal forest.  The salt marsh,…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 75 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Reviews

18 Reviews of Cedar Point Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
  • 7
  • 6
Myron C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 1, 2021

Campground near Estuaries and the Beach--a Photographer's Dream

My wife and I stayed at this campground many years ago, and when I came this time, the changes were mind blowing. The first time, it was rustic with high grass, a dirt entry road, and most campers were in tents. This time, the landscaping was well manicured, there were paved roads throughout, and…

  • Boardwalk over the Marsh
  • Boat Ramp to the White Oak River
  • Another Campsite
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Month of VisitMay
Lauralee A.
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2021

Nice campground

Nothing too special but it was nice enough. No water hookup but they have water on site to fill your tank and fresh water pumps near the site.

Martha S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2020

Christmas Week at Cedar Point

We could not have Christmas with our kids, so we went camping. Where? To our new favorite campground, of course!

Back to CP. We were in site 11 on this trip and we reserved it because it is close to the bath house.

The campground has only had about 12-15 campers in it this week. We love the…

  • Crab legs over the campfire. (You should have joined us.....so good....buy yours at Lowe’s food, closest grocery to campground)
  • Our setup. Extra tank of LP for LP firepit. It was soooo cold I had real fire on one side and LP firepit on other side.  Hubs LOVES his outdoor kitchen.
  • Chillaxing by the fire.
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Location

Cedar Point Recreation Area is located in North Carolina

Directions

From Swansboro, take NC 24E, cross White Oak River, turn left onto NC 58N, go 3.3 miles, turn left on VFW Rd. Go 0.5 miles and turn left on FR 153A at Cedar Point sign.

Coordinates

34.69185683 N
77.08620236 W

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About This Campground

Update 6/25/2020:  Restroom facilities for this location are closed at this time. Portable toilets are available for visitor use. 

The Cedar Point Recreation Area, near the mouth of the White Oak River, is surrounded by a salt marsh and a coastal forest.  The salt marsh, where fresh water meets salt water, stretches out like a sea of grass.  This nutrient-rich wetland is a valuable "nursery" for commercial seafood, including fish, shrimp, crabs and oysters.

A small-craft boat ramp and fishing pier provides easy access to the river and its bounty. The shallow water is suited to flat-bottom boats. Canoes and kayaks can navigate the maze of canals through the salt march. From the boat ramp, paddle around the point, then pass under the boardwalk of the Tideland Trail. Be aware of the tides; an extremely low tide can leave some canals dry. The loop is shown on the map is about 2 miles and can be completed in half a day.

The campground has 40 sites with electrical hookups, a bathhouse with flush toilets, warm showers, drinking water and a ramp for shallow water boats. Picnic tables are nearby. The Cedar Point Tideland Trailcrosses boardwalks to explore the salt marsh and the life above and beneath.

 

Common birds around the salt marsh:

Osprey*, Red-tail hawk, Turkey vulture, Fish crow, Common egret, Snowy egret, Great blue heron, Tri-colored heron, Little blue heron, Red-winged blackbird, Boat-tail grackle, Belted kingfisher.

Common birds in the forest:

Carolina chikadee, Brown-headed nuthatch, Tufted titmouse, Northern mockingbird, Brown thrasher, Caolinawren, Blue-gray gnatcatcher, Pine warbler, Northern cardinal, Rufous-sided tewhee, Eastern bluebird, Red-bellied woodpecker, Red-headed woodpecker, Pileated woodpecker

*Mostly Mar-Oct. All others are year-round residents

Common Mammals:

White-tailed deer, Raccoon

Other Common Wildlife:

Marsh periwinkle, Fiddler crabs, Blue crabs, Oysters, Mud crabs, numerous insects, Green anole lizard, Eastern fence lizard.

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