Located in the middle of an estuary made up of over 30,000 miles in watershed, Washington, NC has many sites to pitch up a tent and explore. Washington is where the river meets the sea, which creates a unique environment of plants and animals that have adapted to brackish water. Learn more about Washington’s ecosystem at the exclusive North Carolina Estuarium.

Tranter’s Creek Resort and Campground is one of the finest campgrounds in Eastern NC. They have 3,000 feet of recreation area right by a deep water creek, a huge pool, resort entertainment facilities, on-site store, and free Wi-Fi. Some of the best fishing in the area happens here. This family and pet friendly campground are open all year featuring tent sites, full hook-up RV sites, and creek side cabins. 

Goose Creek State Park is the prime location for tourists due to its’ broad range of coastal experiences, from wetlands along the Pamlico sound to a boardwalk through a cypress swamp. There are several rental options for campers: tent, trailer and RV parking, group tent camping, and camper cabins. The six camper cabins are the newest addition to the park.

Visitors can explore Goose Creek by foot or paddle, for the park has easy access points for hiking, swimming, boating, and paddling. There are eight miles of hiking trails where guests can view Remnants of boat piers, a trackless railroad bed, and burnt remains of tar kilns provide a glimpse of the peak of a lumber industry that was once the center of life in the area.

Now that you have your place to stay, it’s time for an adventure. Hunter’s Pointe Sporting Clays is open weekly and has a long-standing tradition of offering great shooting opportunities. It is the premier sporting clays range in Eastern NC.

Learn why the birds sing with Skydive Little Washington at Washington-Warren airport. They offer tandem skydives for first timers. Skydive Little Washington is a USPA drop zone and jump school in Eastern NC.

Inner Banks Outfitters has everything you need for your adventures on the water or on land. They sell and rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and bikes. Also, they offer on-sute bike repairs.

Lastly, if your children are looking to get out on the water in a fun new way, join the Washington Sailing School. The Little Washington Sailing School gives sailing lessons to youths. The program promotes self-reliance, awareness of safety, sportsmanship, team work, self-confidence and respect for others.