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JCO at Lee Baysden Pond

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69 reviews
· North Carolina
86 acres
17 sites
1 Lodging
11 RV/Tent
5 Tent
The pond was originally much smaller and a mill pond in the 1920's and features a long dam along one side. It is a 22 acre lake, 2 smaller ponds and surrounded by woods, swamp, and fields, a total of 90 acres. The Lee Baysden Pond was originally owned by Mr. Lee Baysden himself and first opened for fishing in 1956. The store/office is the original detached kitchen from his homeplace, which is the white house just up the street. We still use this today and it has Mr. Lee Baysden's handwriting in the store that states opened June 1956. The pond was owned and fished until the late 1990's. A hurricane damaged the dam and land was sold sometime after. The next owner dug the pond into the lake it is today and fixed the dam. It was deemed private and no fishing was permitted during this time frame. In 2020 My husband Tyler, and I decided to buy the Pond when we saw the signs up for sale. It was way overgrown and covered in algae and duck weed, but we saw the potential and love for the lake in our community. We could not see it developed off into housing. We created JCO, Juniper Creek Outfitters and Guide Service, fall 2020 and began to restore the lake and land to better than ever! We also have cabins in the works for 2022. We have had several community events hosting fishing tournaments, fireworks, music, and food trucks. Our camp office/store is opened most weekends and fishing passes available 7 days a week online from sunrise-dark. Our lake features fishing for Bass, Crappie, Bream, Catfish, Bowfin, Panfish, and more. Check out our facebook page for all the latest news and catches! We are continually trying to make JCO and Lee Baysden Pond a great place in our community for friends and families!
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North Carolina, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Contessa J.Joined in June 2021
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83 ratings · 69 reviews
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Jolene F.recommends
November 21, 2022
Site 3 Sunset Cove
Always a great weekend
Amazing! As always ❤️ probably last tent camping adventure til weather warms up. We could see the couples cabin lot up across the lake!! Straight out of a Hallmark movie. Absolutely beautiful. Had fun with the in laws who are already talking about coming back as well!!!!!
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Justin D.recommends
November 14, 2022
Site 4 Lake View Woodie
Great place to camp! Very nice views, quiet and clean. Thank you!
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William D.recommends
November 10, 2022
Site 4 Lake View Woodie
Another great visit.
Our second visit was just as nice as the first. The trick or trunk for the kids was fun and lots of many great costumes. Thanks again.
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Sharon M.recommends
November 7, 2022
Site 1-Sunset Cove
This was my third trip out here. It is not only beautiful but very peaceful with a good amount of privacy. The sunsets are the best. The hosts are great. I will definitely be a regular here.
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James H.recommends
November 6, 2022
Site 6 Sunset Cove Group site
Lots of space and privacy!
We had an awesome time, lots of privacy and good fishing! Highly recommended for a quick trip to enjoy some waterfront privacy. We personally loved the farm field behind our site. Added some nice charm and additional space for yard games.
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Jolene F.recommends
November 6, 2022
Site 3 Sunset Cove
Can't wait to come back :)
Exactly what we needed!!! Loved the seclusion of our little spot and the ability to have multiple tents. The boat was fun and we had a family of ducks that stayed near by too. Everyone was very friendly. We already made plans with Friends to come back in 2 weeks!!! Wish we found this place sooner, the owners just got lifetime guests!!!!! It's dog friendly too!!
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Ryan T.recommends
October 23, 2022
Site 4 Lake View Woodie
Relaxed State
Beautiful getaway with everything you need to have a great camping trip! Saw lots of wildlife and caught a few bass while we were there also. Thanks Contessa for all your help.
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Marisol S.recommends
October 18, 2022
Site 2-Sunset Cove Slough
What a wonderful couple of days to unwind and sit in total peace and quiet. The only sounds I heard were birds, hawks, owls and a duck. I had the secluded spot where don’t see much of the lake but it was the perfect getaway. Couldn’t ask for better weather! Plan to come back very soon.
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Jordan W.recommends
October 14, 2022
Site 1 Water Front
Great spot and hosts!
JCO is a beautiful setting and highly recommend it. The hosts make you feel welcome and ensure you have a nice stay. I only camped, but I imagine their guiding services are great as well. Thanks for the hospitality!
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Rio S.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 1-Sunset Cove
We were completely in love with the spot by the lake that we ended up at. Contessa waited on us to get there and showed us to an upgraded spot to avoid disturbing other campers! The mist off the lake, the full moon (she wasn't responsible for that but it was amazing!) And the fire pit all combined to make our camping experience lovely! We even woke up to tiny paw prints all over our car - we got visited by a raccoon over night!
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William D.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 4 Lake View Woodie
A Hidden Gem
A great experience. Contessa and Tyler were great hosts. The grounds were clean and orderly and the lake was gorgeous. Our camper had plenty of room and site number four is almost perfectly level. Did not have to do any type of leveling. It was a bonus when we realized we also had four water hook up along with 30 amp service. Will bring the kayaks next time.
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Jesse C.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 2-Sunset Cove Slough
Wonderful clean spacious and secluded site. Hosts were very responsive and accommodating with my unorthodox check in/out times
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Scott H.recommends
October 8, 2022
Site 2 Water Front/View
Awesome secluded spot on a lake!
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Mira C.recommends
October 7, 2022
Site 2 Water Front/View
Beautiful sites right on the pond. We camped on the far side and had complete privacy, a beautiful view, a wonderful fire. The hosts were very kind, available and flexible. We will definitely come back!
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Jordan M.recommends
September 26, 2022
JCO-Lakeside Couples A-frame Cabin
We loved the cozy cabin and enjoyed the view of the water. There were several fun things to do that were just a little over a 10 minute drive from the canpsite, and plenty of space to relax in and around the cabin.
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Cheryl D.recommends
September 20, 2022
Site 8 Lake View Merganzer
First time camping at
Our camping trip was very peaceful. The camp was just as described. We plan to go back.
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Kevin C.recommends
September 19, 2022
Site 2 Water Front/View
Loved Contessa's camp site. My son and friend had a great time fishing and paddle boarding on the big pond. It was a great atmosphere to relax.
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Ruben M.recommends
September 18, 2022
Site 4 Lake View Woodie
My family and I enjoyed tent camping on the land, very quiet and peaceful at night.
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Becky M.recommends
September 16, 2022
Site 1-Sunset Cove
Tent camping their was amazing It was me and 3 of my kiddos and one of their friends! Contessa was extremely nice she brought us firewood around 9at night after I ran out of my own fire wood and it wasn’t very expensive the all around atmosphere there is amazing and I will definitely go back
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Leeanne C.recommends
September 13, 2022
Site 5 Lake View Ruddy Duck
Beautiful view, friendly accommodating hosts. Good space between sites, peaceful...
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Jonathon R.recommends
September 11, 2022
Site 1-Sunset Cove
I loved camping here!!! The fishing is extremely good and they were even super helpful in jumping my truck when the battery died overnight! Can't wait to go back!!!
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Sarah P.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 2-Sunset Cove Slough
We had a great time camping in one of the primitive sites over labor day weekend. The place wasn't too crowded at all, considering it was labor day weekend. And we had lots of privacy back in the primitive sites. There were 5 of us in 2 tents, and we had plenty of room to spread out. There would have been room for a lot more. The hosts were great! They showed us exactly where to go, and we got some firewood from them for $6. A few drawbacks: the pit toilet looked like it hadn't been used in a while. It had spiders all over it. We found it better to just use nature's toilet (a safe distance from the water, of course). The water is gorgeous out in the middle of the lake, but near the edges and back by our site, it was pretty algae-y. If you're wanting to come out of the water completely clean, I would pick one of the sites on the other side of the lake. I also recommend bringing plenty of drinking water. To get water to filter, you have to go out on the lake, and even then, it still tastes like pond water. All in all a fantastic camping trip! I would definitely recommend it!
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Dale T.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 1 Water Front
Camping with kids & family friends
Contessa’s camp and RV site was our first foray into US camping. We enjoyed the site which we booked to enjoy a beach trip one day and a day trip into Wilmington the other day. The view was beautiful. Contessa was super helpful. The site we booked had water and power even though we just had tents. While my first experience our American friends who joined us said they campsite was well spaced out and far less crowded than other sites they visited. Wood was well priced. All in all, a great stay.
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Kristina H.recommends
August 28, 2022
JCO-Lakeside Couples A-frame Cabin
Beautiful, Quiet Stay!
We enjoyed a relaxing, quiet weekend in the A Frame! The cabin had everything we needed including a private, warm outdoor shower and nearby outhouse. Paddling on the pond was a perfect Saturday morning activity. We visited a local winery for tasting and enjoyed dinner at Mike’s Farm just a short drive away.
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Benjamin F.recommends
August 19, 2022
Site 5 Lake View Ruddy Duck
We had a wonderful time staying here on our first trip with a camper, it was quite peaceful and the owners were very helpful and personable. We will be back for sure.
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Sharon M.recommends
August 3, 2022
Site 1-Sunset Cove
Sunset Cove was the perfect camping spot with a fire pit included. Beautiful views any time but that sunset view was the best. I was easily able to launch my kayak from the site and paddle the lake without any problems. Plenty of birds and turtles to see and a lot of fish jumping. The whole property is just peaceful. The hosts were great. I will definitely be back regularly.
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Christopher K.recommends
July 31, 2022
Site 4 Lake View Woodie
Camp and Fish
Great hidden gem right outside Jacksonville. We had the whole place to our selves. Waterfront site with water and electric. We’ll be back for sure. The campground will only get better with the projects that are in the works.
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Brianna L.recommends
July 23, 2022
Site 2 Water Front/View
Nice peaceful spot to camp!
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Lloyd R.recommends
July 14, 2022
Site 3 Lake Point View Teal
We had a fantastic time at the Pond, we literally had the camp to our selves. Contessa and Tyler greeted us upon arrival to ensure our stay was rewarding. Loved all of the wildlife, except the frogs (camping)
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Jessica W.recommends
July 13, 2022
Site 2 Water Front/View
Good way to get out as a family! Kids enjoyed canoeing.
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