Cedar Point Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Cedar Point Recreation Area, near the mouth of the White Oak River, is surrounded 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 "nursery" for commercial seafood, including fish, shrimp, crabs and oysters.

This recreation area is a dynamic place affected by hurricanes, rising sea levels, and insect epidemics, such as Southern pine beetles that devastate nearby pine trees.  On a daily basis, this living community contends with the change brought by the tides.  This is a place to slow down and savor nature's beauty.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations available
Fees The camping fee is $17 per night with electricity and $12 without electricity.
Open Season: Open all year
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush Toilets

General Information

Accessibility:

All facilities are fully accessible.


Directions:

From Swansboro, take NC 24E, cross White Oak River, turn left onto NC 58N, go 3.3 miles, turn left on VFW Rd. Go 0.5 miles and turn left on FR 153A at Cedar Point sign.


Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Nature Viewing

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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Boating - Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Motorized:

A small_craft boat ramp and fishing pier provides easy access to the river and its bounty. The shallow water is suited to flat_bottom boats. Canoes and kayaks can navigate the maze of canals through the salt march. From the boat ramp, paddle around the point, then pass under the boardwalk of the Tideland Trail. Be aware of the tides; an extremely low tide can leave some canals dry. The loop is shown on the map is about 2 miles and can be completed in half a day.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:

A small_craft boat ramp and fishing pier provides easy access to the river and its bounty. The shallow water is suited to flat_bottom boats. Canoes and kayaks can navigate the maze of canals through the salt march. From the boat ramp, paddle around the point, then pass under the boardwalk of the Tideland Trail. Be aware of the tides; an extremely low tide can leave some canals dry. The loop is shown on the map is about 2 miles and can be completed in half a day.