Type of Habitat
About 7 miles from the town of Hamilton, near the northern end of
Martin County, The Bluff platform is nestled high on a wooded bluff
on the south side of the Roanoke River. This platform features a
screened platform (15 x 13) with an uncovered deck area (16 x 14)
surrounded by a railing which has a wonderful view of the river.
Amenities include a small table and 4 chairs in the screened in
porch as well as an enclosed in-ground privy (no bucket needed)
Upon arrival by vehicle, there is approximately a 150 foot
downwardly sloping walk from where you will park to this campsite.
As you descend from the platform, there is an additional 200 foot
long wooden walkway (approximately 44 steps) to the waterâ€™s edge.
Follow a short walkway up the hill from the campsite find a hidden,
10 x 6 observation deck complete with a convenient bench for
relaxing and enjoying a spectacular view of the mighty Roanoke.
Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), typically a highland species
rare in this part of the state, thrives on the high, steep banks
around this campsite.
Due to the wooded nature of this area,
NO OPEN FIRES are allowed!
This lovely, remote platform is located approximately 7 miles from
Historic Hamilton and approximately 12 miles from the quaint little
town of Scotland Neck. Directions for arrival by road can be mailed
About The Bluffs'
GPS N 36O
01.911 W 77O
Platform GPS Location