North River Campground

256 Garrington Island Rd
Shawboro, NC 27973
(252) 336-4414
Location: 36.30453, -76.02126

Open All Year
Last Year's Rate
$45
Card(s) Accepted
debit cards   discover   visa   mastercard   american express

Facility

Type (Campground)
Partial Handicap Access
Emergency Phone

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Quantity
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (92)
Spaces Available (70)
Width (27)
Max Length (80)
Gravel Sites (70)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Shaded (Some)
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (70)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (4)
Pull-thru Size (27 x 80)
Back-ins (27 x 65)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (80)
Patios
Fire Rings
Table at Site
Tent-Only Sites (10)

Rentals

RV Park Model Rentals (16)
Cabin/Cottage Rentals (11)
Lodge Room Rentals (4)

Tenting

Overflow Area
Dedicated Tenting Area

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
WiFi at Park Supports Streaming
3 Devices supported per Overnite Site
70 Sites with WiFi

Recreational Facilities

Swimming Pool
Boating
Hot Tub
Pond
Swimming
Fishing
Dock
Ramp
Boat Rental
Paddle Boats
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Game Room
Planned Activities
Playground
Mini Golf

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Paved)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
Control Access Gate
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Firewood
Ice
Snack Bar
Groceries
Restaurant
Cable
RV Storage
Self-Service RV Wash
Onsite Rentals (31)
Restrooms

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

North River Campground
Avg Rating 3.75out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars  (8) Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

PHILLP66

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
I was really surprise at how nice the campground was.Very well kept and I really like the campsite setup.I also like that they come out to help you get into you campsite.Heading back this weekend.
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Sponge1968

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: April, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Very quiet, family friendly place tucked away from it all. A very nice family developed this campground and now their daughter and son-in-law own it. Sites are all level gravel pads with concrete patios. Bathrooms are always spotless, although a little small with only a couple of shower stalls per Men's and Women's. Most short term sites are around a 5 acre lake. Fishing is allowed, but there is a limit to how many can be kept. Small play area for kids and there is also a small pool. There are trees lining the perimeter of the RV area, but not much shade. Bring your bikes! They have facilities for groups available for all types of functions. Regional boat launch to the North River is at the entrance to the park. It is state maintained and free. We are regular visitors to this campground and always enjoy our stay. It is very quiet and relaxing. You may even see a bear or two in the fields. The store is a little small, but offers the basics. (they do not sell alcohol). They also have pizza and wings by Hunt Brothers.
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FAMILYTIME10

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2016
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Facility kept really clean and maintained. Not much to do at the campground. Golf course needs to be updated. A lot of permanent residents. Have witnessed workers being rude to adults and children. Tried to speak with management about some issues and was treated horribly. Severly lacking in people skills.
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Birchbarker

Reviews: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: October, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
We picked this campground because of its mainland location with access to the Outer Banks. Hosts are friendly and facilities are clean and modern. But the location is really too far from the Outer Banks to be practical for day trips there. It takes over an hour to get there from the campground, one-way. Otherwise, the campground is quite nice, but be aware that there are lots of mosquitoes as it is swamp territory.
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Gk5245

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: August, 2016
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
We read the descriptions online and thought it would fit our needs. However, the actual facilities fall flat of their stated amenities and they refuse to refund if you want to leave. That's right - they hide in the fine print NO REFUNDS for any reason. First off, we know August in coastal Carolina is hot, but here is it just oppressive- trees surrounding the sites block any breeze and there is zero shade near the rv sites. The bathrooms have 1 stall, 2 showers and no ventilation or climate control- so in summer it's dangerously hot in there. There is one for the whole place and it's a hot sun-sweltering walk to get there no matter which site you are in. The pool is slightly larger than a bath tub but has zero chairs or seating near it. Forget fishing that 'stocked pond' because it's catch and release. And the 'swimming' side is the only part that's completely full of lilypads/algae. They charge adult rates for kids over 12 and hide all their extra fees until you check it. Want a fire to roast marshmallows? You have to rent a firepit from them. Their web cams are creepy- they didn't mention the complete invasion of privacy you will experience there. I'm not even sure it's legal for them to publish live feed them online like they do without disclosing that. They are most interested in their profits over their customers well being. I'm disappointed that they are even included in Good Sam's directory and believe their ratings on here are very deceptive.
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Lovely Spot

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: April, 2016
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
There was plenty of room between sites, the place was meticulously maintained and hosts were very friendly. There was a lovely little pond in the middle of all the campsites and lots of room for our dogs to wander. We would recommend and stay again.
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bevjwiel72

Reviews: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2016
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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This was a find! The campground seemed remote, yet I was minutes from Downtown Elizabeth City, NC. Beaches were a descent drive, maybe 45 minutes with some nice samplings of wine and brew house along the route. The 5 stars are for the campground itself. Its layout was so lovely,, and no RV/camper faced anothers Utilities. Someone really used their heads on Layout! A nice fishing lake, a Salt Water Pool (I am chlorine intolerant) and a sweet store and small area to eat food purchased from their limited Kitchen! The Owners are downhome friendly and helpful! This is a number one stop on any trip North or south near the East coast! Lovely!
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M and A St Augustine

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2015
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Highly recommend, clean, private, great facilities, easy in and out. We'll return
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Get Directions

From Jct of NC 168 & NC 34: Go SW 3.5 mi on NC 34 to Indian Town Rd, S 8.7 mi on Garrington Island Rd (R) Note: follow road around curve at river boat launch directly into park.
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