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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.


John Vollmer Memorial Platform (Bunn Vicinity)

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The John Vollmer Memorial Platform, constructed in April 2014 is located along the Tar River near Bunn, NC in Franklin County. The site, generously donated by Mr. Russ Vollmer in memory of his father, John Vollmer, and building funds donated by Novozymes, Inc, is located on the beautiful Vollmer Farm. This site is presently our most upstream camping platform and is located on a beautufl stretch of the river.  Situated below Louisburg, one can view the most upstream cypress trees and a plethora of wildlife. Camping doesn't get any better! The platform is 16' by 32' and half of it is enclosed with a roof and screened-in area for those buggy or rainy nights. Take-out at this site maybe challenging at low water. All sites are only accessible by water.

GPS: 35°, 57'6.28"N
         78°, 13'4.59"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.

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



December 2017

Week Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
48 01 Dec 02 Dec
48 03 Dec 04 Dec 05 Dec 06 Dec 07 Dec 08 Dec 09 Dec
49 10 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec
50 17 Dec 18 Dec $20 19 Dec $20 20 Dec $20 21 Dec $20 22 Dec $20 23 Dec $20
51 24 Dec $20 25 Dec $20 26 Dec $20 27 Dec $20 28 Dec $20 29 Dec $20 30 Dec $20
52 31 Dec $20

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