MCAS Cherry Point, NC - Recreation

    Local MCAS Cherry Point, NC Parks

    Union Point Park Complex - 16 miles away
    Phone: 252-639-2901
    210 E. Front St.
    New Bern, NC 28560

    Gazebo, two boat launches, restroom facilities, picnic tables, fishing pier, grills, and a small playground.

    Creekside Park - 15 miles away
    Phone: (252) 636-6606
    1821 Old Airport Road
    New Bern, NC 28562
    Description: 12 athletic fields that can be used for soccer, baseball, softball and football; a large playground designed for children ages 5-12 years of age; swings; sand volleyball court; restrooms; picnic shelters and a walking trail. The waterfront area provides canoe & kayak access, playground, gazebo, picnic shelter & walkways to Brice's Creek.
    Walter B Jones Park - 4 miles away
    Phone: (252) 444-6400
    Governmental Ave
    Havelock, NC 28532

    Restrooms, Picnic shelter (2 charcoal grills at shelter), Swing set (with 6 swings), 1 slide,1 whirl, 4 spring animals, Imagination Station Playground

    Fort Fisher - 50 miles away
    Phone: (910) 458-5798
    1000 Loggerhead Road
    Kure Beach, NC 28449
    Description: Enjoy a leisurely day at the ocean shore. Comb the beach for sea stars, keyhole urchins and whelk shells. Or, simply lie back on the sand and enjoy the aerial acrobatics of seagulls, terns and brown pelicans as they soar above the waves. You may want to venture into the mud flats and marshes to watch sandpipers and other shorebirds as they search for food. Learn about endangered species. Loggerhead sea turtles, piping plovers and other rare species nest along this sandy shore. Explore the North Carolina coast; visit Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. This stretch of pristine shoreline offers many enjoyable activities. Approximately six miles of beach provide all the sun, sand, sea and sky you can soak up in a day. Experience the ocean away from all the crowds. From the recreation area parking lot, an elevated boardwalk leads over the sand dunes to the beach, form where visitors can walk along one of the few remaining undeveloped stretches of shoreline on our southern coast. Located on the southern tip of Pleasure Island near Wilmington, Fort Fisher lies between the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Cape Fear River on the west. Here are miles of white, sandy beach for sunning, swimming and fishing. The salt marsh, tidal creeks and mud flats form a natural outdoor laboratory exhibiting the wonders of a coastal environment.
    Fort Macon - 22 miles away
    Phone: (252) 726-3775
    2303 E Fort Macon Rd
    Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
    Description: Fort Macon offers public access to the surf, sun and sand of the Crystal Coast-as well as a historic landmark. Located at the eastern end of Bogue Banks, one of a series of barrier islands along the North Carolina coast, the park is surrounded on three sides by water-the Atlantic Ocean, Beaufort Inlet and Bogue Sound. This area of undisturbed natural beauty is the perfect place to explore salt marshes and estuaries vital to the coastal ecosystem.The park is also home to a Civil War fort with a history as intricate and unique as the waterways of the sound. Visit Fort Macon to enjoy the land's natural beauty and soak up some history.

    Local MCAS Cherry Point, NC Campgrounds

    New Bern KOA - 18 miles away
    Phone: (252) 638-2556
    1565 B Street
    Bridgeton, NC 28519
    Cedar Point - 26 miles away
    Phone: (252) 638-5628
    Ceder Point
    Cape Carteret, NC 28584
    RVs Allowed? Yes
    Description: The campground, located near White Oak River and at the edge of a salt marsh, is a single loop with a connecting crossover road. Loblolly pine and Live oaks are widely scattered throughout. It is partially surrounded by a dense vegetation of marsh woodland. A level grass understory provides ample space for tents and field games. During the summer be prepared for some mosquitoes, ticks, and chiggers. The campground is 4 miles from some pleasant, publicly accessible Atlantic Ocean beaches. It is also within 3 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway and is an exceptional base camp for canoeing. Each camp site has a lantern pole. All in all, this is a great campground for bird watching, hiking, fishing, ocean beaches, canoeing, shopping, and restaurants - lots to see and do or just relax.
    Neuse River - 9 miles away
    Phone: 252-638-5628
    Flanners Beach Rd.
    Havelock, NC 28560
    RVs Allowed? Yes
    Description: The campground is a single loop in a stand of mature Loblolly pines and various hardwoods next to the Neuse River. Some camp site have a view of the River and the far shoreline. The sites tend to be close together which makes it nice for group or family gatherings. The campground is far enough away from Cherry Point US Naval Reservation and US Rt. 70 making noise from either of these two places minimal. This is a quiet campground with heavy understory providing good privacy for some camp sites. Although on the Neuse River, except for swimming, the wide range of water sports offered by the river must be accessed elsewhere
    Waters Edge RV Park - 16 miles away
    Phone: 252-247-0494 or 252-247-0709
    1463 Hwy 24
    Newport, NC 28570
    RVs Allowed? Yes
    Hammocks Beach - 30 miles away
    Phone: 910-326-4881
    1572 Hammocks Beach Road
    Swansboro, NC 28584
    Description: Venture to Bear Island and reward yourself with vivid memories of one of the most unspoiled beaches on the Atlantic coast. Accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat, there's just one thing at Hammocks Beach that's crowded?the list of things to do.Stroll the beach with laughing gulls and sandpipers. Cast a baited hook into endless rows of foaming breakers. Discover tiny specimens of marine life in tidal pools and mudflats. Use a camera or paintbrush to capture the green and gold grasses that color the salt marshes. Spend the night among the sand dunes, or simply bask in the sun and do nothing at all.Secluded and tranquil, free from intruding commercialism, Hammocks Beach may not be for everyone, but the island is a retreat for people who welcome the challenges of relentless sun, sand, sea and sky.
    Carolina Beach - 45 miles away
    Phone: (910) 458-8206
    1010 State Park Road
    Carolina Beach, NC 28428
    Description: With a marina providing access to some of North Carolina's best fishing spots, a secluded camping area beneath towering trees, and miles of hiking trails that traverse a variety of distinct habitats--not to mention the presence of the Venus flytrap, one of the world's most unique carnivorous plants--it's no wonder Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction. Located in an area steeped in both history and natural diversity, the park includes a visitor's center with exhibits depicting the wonders of its environment. Visit Carolina Beach State Park to relax, enjoy nature or embark on an eye-opening adventure.