Due to recent historic flooding in Eastern North Carolina
all sites and the trail are closed until further notice

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)

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 ...

Bourne Farm Platform (Dunbar Vicinity)

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 ...

Panola Farm Platform (Tarboro Vicinity)

Tarboro Vicinity The Panola Farm Platform, site donated by Mr. Don Anderson of Tarboro and named after the beautiful Panola Farm, is the closest of our Edgecombe County platforms to downtown Tarboro. Situated just below the old Red Iron Bridge and a few miles below the confluence of Fishing Creek ...

WRC Gamelands Platform (Tarboro Vicinity)

Tarboro Vicinity The WRC Gamelands Platform, site donated by the Wildlife Resource Commission, is just downstream of riverfront park in Tarboro. Situated just about a mile and a half below riverfront park on the North side of the river, the WRC platform offers beautiful views. Through paddlers can ...

Cypress Hideaway Platform (Washington Vicinity)

Washington Vicinity The Cypress Hideaway Platform, site donated by Mr. Lee Dawson of Washington, is the most downstream platform in Pitt County. Located just a few miles upstream from the confluences of Tranter's Creek and Bear Creek with the Tar River, the Cypress Hideaway offers lovers of the ...

McMullen Platform (Washington Vicinity)

Washington Vicinity The McMullen Platform, site donated by the City of Washington, NC, is the closest of our Beaufort County platforms to downtown Washington. Situated just upstream from Bridge St. in Washington, this platform provides a wonderful stay close to the city. You can put in at Mason's ...

Hindsley Platform (Broad Creek Vicinity)

Broad Creek Vicinity The Hindsley Platform, site donated by Jan Hindsley, is in Beaufort County on the North side of the river, about 2 miles upstream from the mouth of Broad Creek. Situated on Broad Creek, this platform provides a wonderful getaway with peace and quiet. You can put in at ...

Camp Boddie Platform (Blounts Bay Vicinity)

Blounts Bay Vicinity The Camp Boddie Platform, site donated by the Boy Scouts of America, East Carolina Council, is in Beaufort County on the South side of the river. Situated on Blounts Bay, this platform provides a wonderful getaway with magnificent views. You can put in at Cotton Patch Landing ...

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