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Camping Info & Reservations

Campers must read the regulations and policies in Camping Downloads listed in the right sidebar of this page and on our Downloads page.

Everyone using our Camping Platforms is required to carry a portable toilet with detachable waste bags on their camping/paddling trip. Read the policy.

Reservations and permits can be made online any time. We hope you enjoy these facilities and spread the word about your experience on the Tar River.


Bourne Farm Platform (Dunbar Vicinity)

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Dunbar Vicinity

The Bourne Farm platform, site donated by the Bourne family of Tarboro, was completed in August, 2014. Use the existing boat ramp on the farm as a landing spot and walk 50 yards downstream to the camping platform. This facility is located upstream of Dunbar on one of the most scenic sections of the Tar River in Edgecombe County. Enjoy a narrow, meandering section of the river just downstream from the site with high banks and abundant wildlife such as whitetail deer, wild turkey, waterfowl, and much more. This platform is 16' by 32' and half is enclosed with screening and a roof. All sites are only accessible by water. Please note that this site will be closed from September 6th - January 1st due to hunting season. Download Bourne Campsite Paddlers Map.

GPS: 35°, 57'17.7"N
         77°, 40'14.5"W

legendTo select nights for booking this site, scroll down to the calendar below and click the white block for the day(s) you want. To deselect a day, click a block again. When you've chosen the night(s) you want to reserve this site, click the "Book It" button at the bottom of the page. Checkout time is 1:00PM the next day.

To make a reservation, please login or register first


+ $10 (If booking multiple sites, no need to select for each site. Toilet rental covers entire trip.)



October 2017

Week Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
39 01 Oct 02 Oct 03 Oct 04 Oct 05 Oct 06 Oct 07 Oct
40 08 Oct 09 Oct 10 Oct 11 Oct 12 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct
41 15 Oct 16 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct
42 22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 28 Oct
43 29 Oct 30 Oct 31 Oct

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