Campgrounds include Cedar Point Campground in the Cedar Point Recreation Area; Neuse River/Flanners Beach Campground in the Neuse River Recreation Area; and Oyster Point Campground. Each campground differs regarding hook-ups available so please check the website.

The Croatan National Forest is the only true coastal forest in the East. The Croatan's 160,000 acres have pine forests, saltwater estuaries, bogs and raised swamps called pocosins. Bordered on three sides by tidal rivers and the Bogue Sound, the forest is defined by water. All this water provides a variety of recreation and diversity of wildlife plus it's also home to the carnivorous Venus fly-trap, sunder and pitcherplant. Canoeing and fishing are popular on blackwater creeks and saltwater marshes.