Snowbird RV trails and routes through New Bern, NC

6418 Hwy. 55 East
(180 Moonlight Lake Drive)
New Bern NC, 28560
(888) 318-1243

Camping in New Bern, NC

(Last: 182 miles from Myrtle Beach, SC)
(Next: 137 miles to Shawboro, NC)

Passport America $16/4 nights, Sun-Weds, PT, 20/30/50A, WIFI, Cable

Directions: From Jct of US 17 and SR-55, go 6 miles East on SR-55, entrance on the right.

The trip was North on US-17 along the Coast for 182 miles. The roads were fine, mostly 4-lane, as we drove in and out of showers. It took us about 5 hours. We take our time stopping briefly here and there and keep the speed under 60. Some of the sights along the way that we remember were the Battleship North Carolina and the big sign at the gate to the Camp Geiger Marine Corps Air Station proclaiming "Pardon our noise - It's the sound of freedom". We also passed close by the big Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune.

The campground was easy to find. Moonlight Lake RV Park is a small place but neat and well-kept. It's pretty much a field with the sites arranged along and around a small fishing pond. Each site is a FHU. There are clean restrooms and washers and dryers available. Perfect for Snowbirds and other RVers passing through and needing to stopover a day or 2. A good bargain at the Passport America price.
Kathy was at the front desk and checked us in. She was a friendly and courteous fountain of knowledge about the area. We always ask where the locals eat and if there was only time to see one thing in the area what would they suggest. Then we expand from there. She suggested several places for dinner in New Bern which is very much a historical little town, and also the "birthplace" of Pepsi Cola.

This area is noted for good seafood and we took one of Kathy's suggestions to heart and sought out a place called the Sting Ray Cafe. She warned that it was a hole-in-the-wall type of place but the food was delicious. She wasn't wrong on either point. We dined on fresh scallops, shrimp, and clam strips along with hush puppies, clam fries, fried okra (for Niki), and macaroni salad (for Jack). It was all very good.

We took the Trolley Tour of Historic New Bern and highly recommend it for anyone interested in American history.

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