John's Island Central
Convenient to Historic Downtown Edenton (incorporated in 1722), John's Island offers two single platforms and one cluster of three platforms. Not an actual island, the protective elbow of swamp and hardwoods keeps prevailing winds and currents from harshly attacking Edenton's beautiful waterfront.

The five platforms are strategically located on the northern side of the 'island' along Pembroke Creek. Easily accessible from four different launch points, each is only a ten-minute paddle or short boat ride to your overnight destination. You can choose from a floating dock at Colonial Waterfront Park, a boat ramp at Edenton Marina, a launch platform at Pembroke Creek Park, or a boat ramp at Pembroke Creek Marina.

John's Island Central
The platforms are located along the Pembroke Creek Paddle Trail and a short distance from the Queen Anne Creek Paddle Trail, both of which are part of the Albemarle Regional Canoe and Small Boat Trails System. Historic documents state the Honorable Francis Corbin, Land Agent for Lord Granville, owned a plantation house on the currently undeveloped 'island' in the 1750s. Corbin also built the Historic Cupola House in Edenton in 1758. Legend also claims the 'island' housed a hospital for quarantined patients during the Civil War. Now only inhabited by an abundance of wildlife and flora, John's Island provides the nature lover the opportunity to be close to the heart of Historic Edenton yet isolated from noise and congestion of civilization.
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