Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cedar Point Campground (Croatan National Forest), Cedar Point, NC

Date of Stay:  Tuesday September 23 – Tuesday September 30, 2014 (7 nights)

Rate:  $14.50/night (with Access Pass discount)

Website:  Cedar Point Campground
   391 VFW Road
   Cedar Point, NC 28584

Description:  First reviewed here.  Level paved sites and roads.  Electricity at all sites (most 30A but some 50A).  No water or sewer at the sites but you can take on fresh water. Decent bath house but showers are quick push buttons.  We were on site 34 with 50A.  This cg has had problems with the sewer system during the past few years and has gone back and forth with the reservation system.  The dump station was closed since July.  On the day we left, the Forest Service closed the park for the next five months to do some serious refurbishing of the whole park.  The dump station will be moved and will have a new sewer system, all sites will have 50A and the bath house will be refurbished too.  When they open again in the Spring, I’m sure it will be under the reservation system.

Activities:  We have been here many times in the past while we still lived in a stix and brix.  It is only a few miles from a public beach access in Emerald Isle NC so it is a popular cg.  It rained the first four days we were here this time.  We joined my brother, SiL, sister and BiL at T&W Oyster Bar on Friday night for a good meal and visit.  Plenty of shopping nearby and a wonderful hiking trail and small boat launch in the park.  We had lunch at El’s Drive-in in Morehead and did a bit of people watching at the beach public access in Emerald Isle.  I enjoying a couple of early morning jogs on the mile and a half long Tideland Trail in the park.  It’s a great place to ride a bike too.

Trash and Recycle:  Dumpster at the dump station and a few trash cans throughout the park.  Recycle cans near site 11 for plastic and aluminum.

On site 34  On site 34
On site 34
Public beach access in Emerald Isle NC  Public beach access in Emerald Isle NC
People watching at the beach of Emerald Isle
Jon boat and kayak  Boat launch for small boats
Jon boat and kayak that just used the flat bottom boat only boat ramp in the cg
Beginning of Tideland Trail Tideland Trail Tideland Trail
Tideland Trail
Tideland Trail bridge  View from the trail bridge
Bridge on the Tideland Trail                             View from the bridge
Tideland Trail spur  View from scenic spur of trail bridges
Spur from the trail                             View from the spur
Tideland Trail Foot bridge on the trail Tideland Trail
On the trail
P1020412  P1020411
Marsh wildlife
Gull on the trail bridge  Tideland Trail bridges
Very sturdy metal bridges on the trail
Foot bridge on the trail Small bridges in the woods on the trail Foot bridge on the trail
Several wooden foot bridges on the trail

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Date of Stay:  Wednesday August 27 – Tuesday September 23, 2014

Rate:  $500/month

Website:  RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads
   415 Wallace Fork Road
   Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Description:  Reviewed several times in the past.  We stayed on sites P23 and P8 (our favorite).  Gravel road and pad with FHU (50A) and cable.  Some sites are paved with paved roads around them (extra cost).  Several long term monthly sites around the perimeter of the park.  Very nice pool and spa.  Club house in the office area good to host small rallys.

Activities:  Time with family is important.  This is a nice commercial park for us to relax at between visits with folks.  We got here just before Labor Day so our favorite site was already booked.  We stayed on another site inside the park until our spot emptied and moved to P8 for the next three weeks.  Several towns have artsy statues of local flavor and Roanoke Rapids is no different.  The Roanoke River Valley claims to be the Striped Bass (Rockfish) Capital so there are several large fish in the area.  Two are on display on Roanoke Avenue, one at the library and one at the fire station.  I love the smaller fish that looks like a Dalmatian dog.

On site P23  On site P23
On site P23
On site P8  On site P8
On site P8
On site P8  Cloudy by the pool
In the rv park

Fish at public library in RR  Fish at library in RR
Fish statue at the Roanoke Rapids Public Library
Fire Fighter Fish  Fire station fish in RR
Fish statue wearing firefighter garb at the RoRap Fire Station (cute Dalmatian)