Flanners Beach Campground

National Forests in North Carolina

Located in the Neuse River Recreation Area in eastern North Carolina, Flanners Beach Campground is situated on a bluff overlooking the scenic Neuse River and within a half-hour drive from the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. The campground is extreemly busy and reservations are reccamended but must be made 3 days in advance. Of the 39 campsites, 7 are considered first come-first served campsites that cannot be reserved or held, so a person must physically be there with their camping equipment to purchase the campsite. Flanners Beach campground has the option to use Scan & Pay system, but by the rules of recreaiton.gov it may only be used for first come-first served sites. Please make sure to contact a campground host to ensure availability before paying for any campsite. Failure to check with the campground host for availability may result in the loss of your camping fee.

The campground has 39 sites, 22 of which offer electrical hookup with 20/30/50 amps and 2 are Double campsites. Amenities include a bathhouse with private hot showers and an adjacent day-use picnic area. Check out time is 11:00am and Check in time is 1:00pm to allow for campsite to be maintained. There is a 14 day stay limit within a 30 day period. Once a 14 day stay limit is reached, the camping unit must leave the campground. Access to the beach has been closed since hurricane Florence and will continue to be until the planned restoration work has been completed.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The Neuse River is a coastal waterway where saltwater meets fresh, and is approximately two miles wide where the waters meet. The river empties into the Bogue Sound just a few miles down-stream.

Nearby Attractions

Special places in the area include the Beaches of the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, Tryon Place (the original governor's mansion of the thirteen colonies), the third oldest town in the state and seat of Carteret County, Beaufort, NC, and Fort Macon (an original pre-Civil War Fort).


The area includes a three mile non-motorized trail. Water activities abound and include canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Hunting is also popular in the area but you must use an alternate location to access the water for these activities.

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Contact Information


141 E. Fisher Ave. New Bern NC 28560


Flanners Beach Road New Bern NC 28560

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 252-638-5628

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Driving Directions

Flanners Beach Campground is located between New Bern and Morehead City, North Carolina, just 1/2 mile off US 70.

From New Bern, travel southeast about ten miles on US 70E. Turn left onto Flanners Beach Road (State Route 1107) and travel about 1/2 mile to the recreation area.

From Morehead City, travel northwest on US 70W about 20 miles. Turn right onto Flanners Beach Road (State Route 1107) and travel about 1/2 mile to the recreation area.

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