Holladay Island Cluster-1
A remote wilderness experience on a 200-acre uninhabited island near Edenton, NC on the Chowan River.

Sitting in the middle of the Chowan River on the northwest boundary of Chowan County is Holladay’s Island. Non-native visitors originally observed the island in 1586 during an expedition led by the first governor of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Colony of Roanoke. The island was acquired by Thomas Holladay in 1730. Virtually unchanged for over 400 years, the island is the newest addition to the Albemarle Regional Canoe/Kayak Paddling Trail and now home to five (5) camping platforms for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts.

Holladay Island Cluster Platforms
Located approximately 20 miles from Historic Edenton and accessible only by boat, the island echoes the call of nature like few other experiences offer. Situated on isolated points of the island, there are two single platforms and three clustered platforms suitable for group camping. The raised platforms measure 16’ x 24’ and are large enough to hold 6-8 campers and their tents. Each campsite has a step-down platform to unload your boat, a cook station to place a stove or grill, hangers for tarps and/or lanterns, and views that are incredible. A “privy” is located along the boardwalk leading to the platforms. You must provide your own portable toilet and carry-out your waste.

Within one mile of the island is a NC Wildlife Boat Ramp for launching motor boats and the Cannon’s Ferry Heritage River Walk for launching canoes/kayaks. Cannon’s Ferry is also a designated location on the State Civil War Trail. A perfect combination of history, nature, tranquility, and the great outdoors will make this a unique experience for all ages.
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Roanoke River Partners
Post Office Box 488, Windsor, North Carolina 27983-0488
email: contact@roanokeriverpartners.org or director@roanokeriverpartners.org 
For reservations/info call Anne at 252-792-3790
or Carol at 252-798-3920