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Review of New Bern KOA

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New Bern KOA
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Consistent Quality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is not one of the giant KOAs. It's on the smaller side so it's quiet and you don't have to worry about being run down.
It is not actually IN New Bern. It is in Bridgeton NC which is on the east side of the Neuse River. And the KOA is right ON the river.
It has it's own pier, and is right next to a State Boat ramp so it's good for taking your own boat plus they rent Kayaks.
Bridgeton is not built up but there are a couple of gas station/C-stores, a Hardees, a local Diner, piZZa (Z key is messed up) .
I keep my sailboat in a marina about a quarter mile away from KOA and when I have quests down I often suggest they stay at the KOA so they can be more comfortable than being on the boat all the time.
It's back across the Neuse River for all the New Bern NC activities, but this is a great base for boating, driving to Oriental, Beaufort, or other locations.
The view from the KOA back towards New Bern, or up river is great, and the usual light breeZe keeps the bugs away pretty well. I am usually able to sleep on the boat without screens, and the KOA is like that.
There is a Food Lion Grocery, Drug Store, Chinese carry out and Subway Sandwich, in a plaZa at the south end of Bridgeton where you can get supplies, and there is all the stores you would ever need on Business 17 back over in New Bern.

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Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I've stayed at many KOA campgrounds in the last several years ( Richmond Hill, Georgia; Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; etc) and this is quite possibly the best. Customer service is outstanding. Accommodates everything from large RVs down to tents. I stayed 3 nights, 1 of those nights in their luxury cabin that includes a separate bedroom, a pair of bunk beds, a sleep sofa, kitchenette and a bathroom with a standup shower. The 2nd two nights we stayed in an intermediate cabin which included a bed and a bunk bed (not separate), and a bathroom with a tub. This cabin did not have a kitchenette but did have a micro fridge. They also have basic cabins with no bathrooms. Each of the cabins had fire pits and gas grills (bring your own cooking utensils)
This campground is right off US 17, a short 5 minute drive north of New Bern. It is also on the Neuse River and has a dock for viewing wildlife (alligators!) and fishing.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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100 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a 33' fifth wheel in a buddy lot with my brother in a motorhome. We had a wonderful time ...well placed to go into New Bern. The staff were excellent and very helpful....bathhouses were very nice...only reasons I did not give a 5 is one of the two showers in front bathhouse was out of order the entire time we were there...and there was a bit of a sewer odor near our sites..even though the dump station was way away...and the sites are a bit close. Good doggie walks..one for exercise and one with agility eq if one wanted to use it....fishing was very poor.....but beautifully kept grounds. If back this way...we would stay again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Elizabeth City, NC
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68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed here in April 2014 during Spring Break. The property is clean & kept up in every way possible. It is beautiful. Clean bathhouses, store and sites. It is not a large campground but what is there is in great shape & condition. We stayed in site 48 with a view of the Neuse River. Sites up near the store are just off RT 17 and a bit noisy. The staff is amazing, helpful, friendly and patrol the campground frequently. The kids enjoyed the fishing pier, playground, stocked pond and riding bikes around the campground. There wasn't any planned activities the weekend we visited, but we knew that ahead of time. The store is very well stocked. The patio and fire pit supplied by KOA was an added bonus!! If you are looking for a campground that is easy to get to, easy to pull your camper in out and right on the river, this is what you are looking for. OH the the sites are HUGE, they could have made 2 sites out of most of the sites but the extra space was great with 4 kids & 2 dogs. Lots of room between you and your neighbor, way more than many campgrounds give you. Quiet hours start at 10pm & I noticed KOA staff members patrolling and reminding kids to head back to their sites at 10pm...loved that!! Can't wait to return during the summer months when the pool is open and activities are planned for the kids.

Room Tip: Choose one of these sites to have a great view of the River 47, 48, 49, or 50. These sites are farth...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chula Vista, CA
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44 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We have stayed at this RV park two times. It is such a nice park that we have extended our stay for a day or two. They have all the amenities. It's one of the best KOA campgrounds that we have ever stayed at. There is a nice dog park there too. Hope to get back there again this year.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stay there quite often, and have enjoyed it. The pier on the river is an added bonus. There is a nice play area for the children, a little pond for catch & release fishing. We haven't stayed in the cabins, but they are nice too. Our grandchildren love it there.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Clayton, North Carolina
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stayed here in Oct 2013 - our first visit to this campground. The facility is rather small but was very well maintained. Our son enjoyed the play ground and it was quiet enough that he could ride his bike around without concerns regarding traffic. Very peaceful, friendly folks. Loved the complimentary coffee in the mornings. No activities going on when we were there but very enjoyable time just the same. Would definitely return!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about New Bern KOA

Property: New Bern KOA
Address: 1565 B St, New Bern, NC 28560-8925
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > New Bern
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in New Bern
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Neuse River just minutes from downtown New Bern, NC the award-winning New Bern KOA campground offers great camping and lodging for families and RV’ers alike. Enjoy FREE wireless Internet, a fishing pier and boat ramp, kayak & paddleboat rentals and much more! Pets allowed in campers at no charge, Camping Cabins with charge but no pets allowed when tent camping. ... more   less 

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