The Bluff

From $25.00 per night

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) nearby.

Please select check-in and check-out dates.

*Reservations should be made for confirmed campers. Additional campers can be easily added but can not be deleted.

Description

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 2 chairs and picnic table in the screened in porch as well as an enclosed in-ground privy (no bucket needed) nearby.

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 water’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 emailed on request.

Trail Mileage Estimates

Roanoke River Paddle Trail Map

GPS Coordinates

36°01’53.9″N 77°16’17.0″W

36.031632, -77.271394

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 12:00 pm
  • Check-out time 12:00 pm

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