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.
- 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