Hipcamp host Cara K.,
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Camp directly on the Neuse River! The views are incredible. Relax on the porch swing, swim off the sandy beach. Mins to Oriental and Minnesott Ferry.

When we first saw this property we fell in love with it and we hope you can enjoy this little piece of heaven too.  Originally we put in the additional site for friends and family to enjoy and then we found Hipcamp and t


Camp directly on the Neuse River! The views are incredible. Relax on the porch swing, swim off the sandy beach. Mins to Oriental and Minnesott Ferry.

When we first saw this property we fell in love with it and we hope you can enjoy this little piece of heaven too.  Originally we put in the additional site for friends and family to enjoy and then we found Hipcamp and thought, why not?

What I love about the property is the water.  It's so relaxing listening to the waves and looking out across the river watching the boats, birds, or dolphins with fish jumping and crab fishermen re-setting their pots.  Cherry Point is not far away and we have been delighted by an impromptu fireworks show or a plane fly-by.  

Oriental is a small town full of sailboats and the town has a lot going on.  They have a website called Towndock to see what's happening.   You can grab a coffee or ice cream at The Bean, stroll down the waterfront looking at the boats, and drop a line off the fishing pier.  There are some great local restaurants and even a Brewery that hosts food trucks and music on the weekends.  You will not be in the middle of nowhere as there is a grocery store, a marine store and a dollar general to pick up supplies.

The Minnesott Ferry (free) is a 10-minute drive and you can get to Beaufort, NC or Atlantic Beach in about an hour.

Welcome!   Cara

Extra Info: The camping spot is a pull-in along a shared driveway with my neighbor and so you will be perpendicular to the river, but camping is all about being outdoors and there is the yard, picnic table,  and beach to share.  We haven't put a firepit in yet, but we plan to.  When leaving, you would need to back out, but there is a driveway across the street so there is plenty of room.  The reservation will be dependent on the rainfall so I don't have the instant book feature turned on.  Because parking is on the grass, if it's really wet, you could get stuck and nobody wants that. 

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Pets allowed
No campfires
No toilet
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 32.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Cara a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Oriental is a bike-friendly town and the roads are both flat and scenic.


There are two wildlife ramps within 5 miles of the site. One on Dawsons Creek and another in Oriental on Smith Creek. There's...Read more


Plenty of places to wet your line. There's a public fishing point just a short walk away on the Neuse at Dawsons Creek, drive ...Read more


If you bring your kayak, canoe, or paddleboard, you can launch them right off the beach.

Wind sports

The Neuse River provides plenty of wind and I have seen people kite surf/sail.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Key Stone Camp in North Carolina.


We have a beautiful beach for swimming or sunning. It changes size depending on the wind-driven tide.

River, stream, or creek

The camp is directly on the Neuse River.

Swimming hole

The Camp is directly on the Neuse River and we have a lovely sandy beach to enjoy swimming from. Entry is gradual.


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Hipcamper Allan
Allan J.
recommends this listing.
October 24th, 2021

The campsite was beautiful. We would definitely stay again and would recommend this place. Very peaceful.

Hipcamper Steven

Beautiful, convenient to oriental

Steven T.
recommends this listing.
October 18th, 2021

Key Stone Camp was a great place to stay. Awesome place, awesome hosts. There is nowhere close to this spot that you can set up even remotely this close to the river. Beautifully manicured grass, picnic table, bench swing right on the water, and a small sandy beach. One thing to add about the possibility of wet weather, we stayed during a couple days of rain. There is a large driveway directly across from the camp (Camp Caroline) that has a large driveway you can back out into to turn around if their yard is too wet (that’s what we did with our 34’ pusher) and it was super easy. We will definitely stay there again when we are in the area!

Hipcamper Cara
Response from Cara, the Host, on October 19th, 2021

Awe, thanks for your review. We really enjoyed meeting you guys and having you as guests and we definitely look forward to seeing you back anytime!

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Hipcamper Darren


Darren F.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2021

Wonderful site. . We will be back.

Hipcamper Elsa

A taste of the ocean on a river

Elsa K.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2021

As we drove our RV into Key Stone Camp near Oriental, NC, my husband and I were happy we chose this site! The full hook-ups all worked great and the site was easy to get into with our 32 foot Class C motorhome. Very beautiful camp site on the Neuse River - serene and peaceful. We paddleboarded and kayaked off the cute small, sandy beach. In addition, from this location, you can easily day trip to the Outer Banks or visit Oriental-a neat little town to eat, drink, and stock up on groceries. Also, we were able to visit Beaufort, NC for a few hours. We will definitely return someday!

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Hipcamper Randall

I didn't want to say this but...

Randall L.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2021

Backpackers, sailors, divers and other adventurers will understand what I'm about to say. Occasionally in your travels you come upon a place that blows your expectations out of the water. A place where you know that the vast majority of people out there, will never come here, for whatever reason. Oriental North Carolina is off the beaten path. It's the perfect little town, that no one knows about, and as much as the locals love it, I'm not sure they know what they have. Heather and I loved our time here at Key Stone Camp so much that we started looking for land to buy in the area. We started planning our next trip to stay here on Jason and Cara's property before we left.

If your looking for a quiet, unique place, with beautiful views and people, than you'll love it here. If your looking for an awesome fishing trip, a sailing adventure, or just a place with incredible views to relax, than you will love this place. Don't be surprised if you find yourself paroosing the real estate market. Just don't go and tell everyone about this spot, we are hoping it stays just like it is for a bit longer.

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Key Stone Camp
North Carolina
United States
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