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Attention: Construction has been completed.
Cedar Point Campground will be open on the 2015 Memorial Day Weekend.
Starting Saturday May 16, 2015 reservations can be made for arrival dates of Thursday May 21, 2015 and beyond.


part ofNational Forests in North Carolina, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


Cedar Point Campground and Recreation Area is located in eastern North Carolina at the junction of the White Oak River and the Bogue Sound, immediately adjacent to the Swansboro Inlet. It is within 1 mile of full service shopping, and within 2 miles of NC's Crystal Coast and the barrier island beach community of Bogue Banks.

Natural Features:

Cedar Point, at the mouth of the White Oak River, is bordered 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 habitat for commercial seafood, including fish, shrimp, crabs and oysters.

The recreation area is part of the Croatan National Forest, a 160,000-acre tract on North Carolina's coast, bordered on three sides by tidal rivers and Bogue Sound.


Canoeing and fishing are popular options. Power boating is allowed on the White Oak River.

Visitors can hike the Tidelands National Trail, a 1.9-mile path divided in two loops that lend themselves to wildlife viewing. Ospreys and the occasional dolphin can be viewed along the loops.

The recreation area is also home to a picnic area and shallow draft boat launch.


The campground has 40 sites with full electrical service. A modern, state-of-the-art bath house is available, with private, hot showers. Accessible flush toilets, drinking water and a dump station are also provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is a short drive from the developed barrier island town of Bogue Banks.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Trails
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
  • Showers
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Medical Facilities
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Baseball Fields
  • Marina
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
Within 10 Miles
  • Beach Access
  • Birding
  • Boat Dock
  • Fishing
  • Fuel Available
  • Golf
  • Grocery Store
  • Historic Sites
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Windsurfing
Know Before You Go
  • Click here for more information on North Carolina's National Forests

    Because of its proximity to the coast, Cedar Point is sometimes impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms and must be closed temporarily. These storms generally occur from July through September. It is always wise to check the weather forecast prior to your arrival, particularly during these months.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.69306, -77.08222
34°41'35"N, 77°4'56"W

Take VFW Road off NC 58 approximately 1.25 miles north of the junction of NC 24 and NC 58. Follow signs to the campground on VFW Road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

391 VFW Road
Cedar Point  NC  28584

Phone Number:

Information:  (252)638-5628
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