Oyster Point Campground

National Forests in North Carolina

Oyster Point Campground is located on the banks of the Newport River, near the town of Newport, NC. The campground is just a short drive to the beaches of Atlantic Beach, NC and other coastal fishing destinations.

The campground features 15 campsites and two vault toilets. Each site has a picnic table, fire grill, parking spur, tent pad and lantern post. The boat lanch at this location is a small hand launch with no vehicle access that you may use a canoe or kayak cart/dolly for assistance to get your boat to the water if desired

Need to Know

Natural Features

Situated in the coastal pine forest and intercostal waterway of the Croatan National Forest, which encompasses 160,000 acres in eastern North Carolina, the Newport River is 12 miles long and opens into the Bogue sound. It is popular with anglers and flatwater paddlers.

Nearby Attractions

The campground is just a short drive to the towns of Newport, NC and Morehead City, NC. These towns offer full service grocery, retail, and an abundant selection of restaurants.

Recreation

Canoeing and fishing are popular options. Power boating is allowed on the Newport River, however, the boat lanch at this location is a small hand launch with no vehicle access that you may use a canoe or kayak cart/dolly for assistance to get your boat to the water if desired. The Croatan Saltwater Trail weaves south between the barrier islands of the Bogue Sound and north on Adams Creek connecting to the Neuse River. This campground is also the trailhead for the Neusiok trail which is a 21-mile hiking trail that meanders through cypress swamps, loblolly pines and vast bogs of thick vegetation.

Changes & Cancellations

There is a $10.00 fee to cancel Reservations. Reservations canceled within the 3 days of arrival may result in the loss of the fee for one or more nights stay.

Contact Information

Mailing

141 E. Fisher Ave New Bern NC 28560

Physical

Forest Road 181 New Port NC 28570

Phone Number

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

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Newport, take SR 1154 to Forest Road 181 and turn right.

Available Campsites

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