The Roanoke provides
habitat for many species of mammals, fish and birds....just one of
the benefits for paddling campers. Although bears have not
been seen near the Bear Run platform, they've left "evidence"
nearby, so campers should use
bear-territory precautions with food storage and basic safety.
Bear Run's main camping platform is a spacious 28 x 16-foot area
accessed by two large stepping platforms which rise up from a long
boardwalk. The "privy" is located along the boardwalk. A large dock
welcomes boaters and makes this an option for motorboats (except in
severely low water levels) as well as paddle boats. You will hear
some sounds of civilization on this
platform (you're only a couple miles from
Plymouth)--which is less "remote" than Barred Owl Roost, Beaver Lodge
and Cypress Cathedral--but still wild, beautiful...and easily
accessible directly from the river.
About Bear Run's
GPS N 35O
53.071' W 76O
Platform GPS Location