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Tusca Landing is currently our farthest upper river platform and offers some unique exploration opportunities. It features an open camping platform as well as a covered, screened platform and has an in-ground toilet (no bucket needed) nearby. The campsite is tucked into a picturesque bend in the river surrounded by trees, but next to an open field. Each platform is 14 ft x 16 ft.
The first land-based campsite on the Roanoke for RRP, this unique location offers a roofed and screened camping deck, an open deck, and a separate privy...all with a spectacular view of the Roanoke from high atop a bluff. Both the screen-enclosed and the open platforms measure 12' x 16'. Steps with multiple docks (to accommodate paddlers during river level variations) lead from the river to the top of the bluff. Position more tents around the two camping structures and create a good camp site for larger groups.
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.
River Landing offers a totally new and different experience in Roanoke River Partners' camping platform facilities. At Williamston, this campsite features a screened and covered building with a private, gated entry off a beautiful river boardwalk. Access to restrooms and showers are only a few feet away. The River Landing Boardwalk has picturesque views of the Roanoke River Wetlands across the river. The Boardwalk, platform, and restroom facilities are fully handicapped accessible.
A unique offering that is a six-mile paddle from the N.C. Wildlife Access in Williamston, this platform offers a small screened-in section for those who like a little something between themselves and the great outdoors. Look for this platform on the south side of the Roanoke just across from the eastern confluence with Conine Creek.
Barred Owl Roost is located at the back of Lower Deadwater Creek off Devil's Gut, about 3 miles up from Jamesville. The platform is only a mile up from the NC Wildlife boat ramp and fishing pier near Jamesville. The 20' x 20' platform is large enough to hold six paddling campers and their tents. The cantilevered, wooden deck is supported over rich, brown swamp water by pilings.
The 25' x 16' Beaver Lodge platform is named for the local web-footed residents although you're more likely to see a deer bounding through this cypress-tupelo backwater. This camping platform is located at the back of Upper Deadwater Creek off Devil's Gut about 5 miles up from Jamesville and only 2 miles from Barred Owl Roost.
Beaver tail is a 28' x 16' platform located only 80 feet from Beaver Lodge and joined to it by a walkway and a bridge is now available to campers either in combination with Beaver Lodge or on its own. Beaver Tail doubles the capacity of this location, helping us better serve scouting, student, research and other groups. (Groups, see Tillery, too!)
Looking for your own secret breakfast garden? This could be it! Just off the Roanoke's Broad Creek, not far into Cow Creek on the left, this 28' x 16' platform is tucked behind the bank near drifts of May-flowering blue flag iris.
Where Broad Creek (off the Roanoke) branches into three small, sister creeks, you'll find the path to this tranquil 28' x 16' camping spot. Follow "the middle sister" and look for the tall, young cypress standing sentinel at the dock.
Cypress Cathedral is located on Three Sisters off Broad Creek between Jamesville and Plymouth. The site was named Cypress Cathedral because of the majestic cypresses that line the entrance to this peaceful resting place. The 28 x 16-foot camping platform rises above giant cane and lets visitors enjoy another of the Roanoke River Basin habitats.
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.
Located off what is locally called White Marsh Creek from Conaby Creek east of Plymouth, this 28' x 16' platform is in the heart of bear country!
Located a few paddle strokes off the winding Cashie River, this 28' x 16' platform is a 12-mile paddle from the historic town of Windsor. Visit the Roanoke-Cashie River Center, then put in at the center's boat ramp or the nearby N.C. Wildlife Access.
Located on an upper branch of the Cashie River's Broad Creek, this 28' x 16' platform makes a great second-night campsite after spending a first night at Lost Boat Platform. Or put in at the N.C. Wildlife Access at the historic Sans Souci ferry landing. Listen for the call of the osprey as you enjoy the splendid isolation of this platform.
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 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.