Neuseway Nature Center & CG, NC

Neuseway Nature Center & CG, NC

Located on 55 acres along the Neuse River in Kinston, NC, this nature-based, county-operated park is brimming with fun things to do. Enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, biking, picnicing, canoeing and exhibits at the Nature Center, along with many historic spots to visit in the area.

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 neuseway02 Check-in is at the Nature Center near the entrance to the park. We arrived on a Wednesday afternoon in mid-November and had a number of sites to choose from. Site 1 appealed to us – nice view off the side and suitable for the roof-top TV satellite dish.

Date of visit: Nov 2009

 neuseway12 The campground is located along the bank of the Neuse River, which thanks to Hurricane Ida’s heavy rains last week, was running pretty high. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the showers forecast for tonight do not cause the river to rise any higher.
 neuseway03  Sites are laid out on either side of a small loop road.
 neuseway04  These sites all back up to the Neuse River.
 neuseway05 These are the sites further down the loop. The grassy area on the right fronts the river and is for tent camping.
 neuseway06 The Exchange Nature Center is just a short walk from the campground, on park property. While you’re checking in, you can also check out the exhibits, which include a number of large snakes.
 neuseway11  On the side of the Nature Center is a climbing wall.
 neuseway07  Beside the Nature Center is the Planetarium and Health and Science Museum. There is no entrance fee to either facility.
 neuseway08  This vintage B&O Railroad caboose serves as the station for Big Daddy’s Express.
 neuseway09  Kids will love Big Daddy’s Express, which operates on a large loop of track near the park entrance. There is a $1 fee for a ride. The railroad was donated anonymously by a Kinston citizen in 2007.
 neuseway10  Big Daddy’s Express is powered by this little locomotive, shown here inside its “tunnel” storage building.
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