Hello. My name is Steve Tyson and I
have spent my entire life enjoying the beautiful waters of the Neuse and
Trent Rivers. The Neuse and Trent Rivers converge in downtown New Bern and at this point the Neuse River is about 1 mile wide. Just a short distance downriver it widens to around 3 miles. It continues to widen as it heads to the Pamlico Sound and and becomes the widest river in the United States. This is what makes it a
haven for sailing, fishing, and boating.
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The Neuse River is the 2nd largest
estuarine system in the US. It was named in 1584 after the Neusiok
The Neuse River is estimated to be 2 million years old. Native Americans
settled along the banks of the Neuse as early as 14,000 years ago. Early native
American settlers included the Tuscarora, Coree, Neusiok, and Secotan tribes.
The Neuse and Tar Rivers are shown in the picture on the left.
The Neuse River begins in the Piedmont area of North Carolina and empties in the
Pamlico Sound. The total length of the river is about 195 miles.
As you can see from
the map on the left, the river is narrow until it reaches the New Bern area
where it gets progressively wider. Union Park is located in downtown New Bern
and the Neuse River is approximately 1 mile wide at this
Fishing in the Neuse River
Fishing in the Neuse River can be a
remarkable experience as the variety of different fish species is quite
remarkable. Salt water fish, such as shark, porpoise, speckle trout, grey
trout, blue fish, crooker, Spanish mackerel, tarpon, will make it all the
way upriver to New Bern during certain times of the year. Large
and smallmouth bass, strip bass, flounder, drum, brim, and catfish can be
caught year around. Click the link below to see more
information on fishing in this area.
Boating and Sailing on the Neuse River
The picture below was shot just off Union Park in
historic downtown New Bern. The Neuse River Bridge is in the
The Neuse River offers a plethora of boating activities.
From canoes and kayaks to the hundred foot Hatteras Yachts that are manufactured in
New Bern NC there are ample opportunities for everyone who loves the
Above you see some beautiful boats parked in the Hilton Marina which is located
in downtown New Bern. The big boat is a 100' Hatteras. I bet you didn't know Hatteras Yachts are made in New Bern.
Sailing is a very popular sport in New Bern. I estimate
there are at least 600 sailboats in the area 26' or larger. Whether
you are a seasoned professional or a complete novice the
Neuse River will be a challenge for you.
Enjoy kayaking or canoeing?
There are many small and large creeks that flow
into the Neuse River and offer many opportunities to explore
and excercise. And don't forget about the Trent River which offers plenty of navicable waterways for small boats. Click below to find out more about paddel clubs.
Twin Rivers paddle club
Barnacle Bobs Boat Rentals
Recreation and Camping on the Neuse River
Flanner's Beach sits on the bank of the Neuse River, (see
A in the picture below) and
offers campsites, picnic areas, and a sandy beach. It is
about 10 miles South of New Bern off HWY 70
The Neuse River is around 3 miles wide at this point.
Bring you canoe or Kayak and explore the shorelines.
Large expanse of beach is great for camping, walking, jogging,
fishing, swimming, and just daydreaming.
For campers, Flanners Beach has 42 campsites. It has picnic tables, grills, tent
pad and lantern poles, and 14 sites provide electric
hook-ups. Camp fee is $12, or $17 with electricity.
Clean restrooms with shower facilities.
Flanner's Beach is a hidden
treasure that is awaiting to be discovered by you.
Check it out today. What are you waiting for?
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