Neuse River Campground and Trials
Situated on a bank of the Neuse River and under tall pines and hardwoods, the Neuse River Recreation Area offers secluded campsites, a large picnic area and a sandy beach.
For more information, read the Neuse River Recreation Opportunity Guide.
You can also view these maps for the area: Neuse River Campground, Neuse River Recreation Area Overview, and Neuse River Recreation Opportunity Guide.
As stated we stayed there the first of December for 7 days and it was quiet. At one point there might have been 4 other campers there. We thought the shrubs, plantings, trees, between the camp sites gave a fair amount of privacy. The sites are a little close together but the plantings help with that. I don't think you would need leveling blocks for any of the sites, they were flat. One complaint is that most of the sites are sandy, which tracks everywhere. There were a few sites that had gravel spread around the site which would have been nice to have. A few truck loads of gravel would help a lot. Another complaint is that the bath house wasn't heated. There was a heater here and there running but the eves of the building were open, just had wire screening. We picked a site close to the bath house so we could take showers and save water, that wasn't happening. The recreational area and the beach is still closed.
There are a few nice convenient trails around the Recreation area. The water views are peaceful and beautiful! A fair chunk of the trail is still closed from hurricane Florence damage, as is the beach access. It’s all currently closed now due to COVID-19… hopefully that will change soon!
Flanners Beach is tucked away just off of Hwy 70 outside historic New Bern NC. It’s a small campground overlooking the mighty Neuse River. Most sites are level. Sewer is not offered but of course they have a dump. Water and electric is available and camp fees are very reasonable. There is a sand beach to enjoy and you are within 10 miles of both New Bern and Havelock where Cherry Point Marine Corp base is located.
Not much privacy and close to the water. Lots of people come there to picnic who are not camping. Close to a main highway. No trails but lots of open beach.
Take your bicycle or go for a stroll on the plentiful trails throughout this forest. Campsites have grated covers on the fire pits and the sites are fairly wooded. Nice host. Really enjoyed the beach, lizards and paths.
Great spot if you have an RV or don't mind being close to them. Small campsites, but the campground is right next to the beach access. Showers are available here. Dogs are allowed on the beach!