Welcome to North Carolina's Finest Camping Experience on the Neuse River!

You'll come to love waking up to the sounds of the burbling waters of the Neuse River, one of America's greats, before heading downtown for a fun-filled day in the second-oldest city in North Carolina. Full of rich history and lively activities, New Bern KOA Holiday is in an area perfectly placed to give you the best combination of relaxation and adventure. Fish off of our dock, explore the New Bern area or sit back and enjoy a beautiful sunset as the day comes to a close. Our campground on the water will provide you with unforgettable experiences and timeless memories. No matter what you are looking for in a camping getaway, New Bern KOA Holiday has what you need to help you create a memorable camping adventure. 

Local Attractions Near New Bern KOA Holiday
Choosing a campground near New Bern offers an endless amount of fun. When you stay with us at our New Bern, NC, campground, you can: 

  • Take a trolley tour through historic New Bern.
  • Visit the former state capitol, Tryon Palace Historic Site & Gardens.
  • Drive two hours to visit the Raleigh and Durham area.
  • See the birthplace of Pepsi Cola.

Activities We Offer at New Bern KOA Holiday
At New Bern KOA Holiday, we want to help you unwind with different events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you are looking to kick back and relax or are craving some more exciting escapades, our Neuse River campground offers something for everyone. Kids can use up their energy playing a game of GaGa Ball or jumping on the jump pad while parents get to relax along the riverbank. We also offer amenities such as: 
  • Kayaking 
  • Pedal Boats
  • Barrel train rides
  • Cornhole, ladder ball and horseshoes
  • Gem mining
  • Bike Rentals
  • Swimming in the pool
  • Group outing pavilion

Don't forget your rod and reel! Choose to fish in our catch-and-release fish pond or off of our 100-foot pier. We love fishing and cannot wait for you to take advantage of everything our convenient New Bern campground with fishing has to offer. 

Ways to Stay
We understand that everyone is looking for a different camping experience. Whether you are planning a road trip and need a place to stay for a night or two or looking for an extended month-long stay, our Neuse River campground is a wonderful location that you will love. Our goal is to make every camping experience unforgettable. To do that, we offer a variety of ways to stay to fit your needs and lifestyle. At New Bern KOA Holiday, we offer: 

  • RV camping: Our Back-In or Pull-Thru RV Sites offer full hookups next to the water.  
  • Tent Camping: Camp in the beautiful outdoors near New Bern at our traditional Tent Sites
  • Lodging: Camp in comfort with our deluxe cabins or camping cabins, perfect for a memorable camping experience. 
  • Extended Stays:  Ask us about our extended stays!

Book Your Stay With New Bern KOA Holiday Today
Camping is your time to get away from the pressures of everyday life and enjoy time outdoors. No matter how you want to spend your time away from home, whether it be exploring New Bern or taking part in our many activities, we cannot wait to welcome the entire family to our campground on the water. Book your stay with New Bern KOA Holiday and start your coastal adventure today!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 128' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (4/1 - 10/1)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

Deluxe Cabin $99/night

Book this deal and pay just $99 for a Monday night in any of our Deluxe Cabin accommodation.

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Local Area

Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens

610 Pollock Street,
(252) 514-4900
Known in colonial times as one of the most beautiful public buildings in America, the elegant Georgian-style mansion served as both home of Royal Governor William Tryon and the capital of the Colony of North Carolina. Restored to its 18th-century glory, Tryon Palace is furnished with an outstanding collection of antiques and art. The grounds are devoted to extensive gardens ranging from English formal gardens to a kitchen garden to wilderness garden areas. The complex includes four contrasting homes of exceptional beauty. Interpreters in period costumes conduct tours all year. An audiovisual orientation program and crafts demonstration, including cooking in the Tryon Palace kitchen, basket weaving and blacksmithing, are offered daily.


New Bern Tours (Trolley Tour)

333 Middle Street
(252) 637-7316
Discover three centuries of history and architectural beauty in a 90-minute trolley car tour of downtown New Bern. Professional guides will recount the fascinating details of this former royal capital of North Carolina.


Birthplace of Pepsi

256 Middle Street
(252) 636-5895
On this spot in his pharmacy, Caleb Bradham invented "Brad's Drink," which later he patented as Pepsi Cola. Today you can relax and enjoy a Pepsi Cola at the recreated soda fountain and purchase a souvenir.


Fireman's Museum

408 Hancock Street
(252) 636-4087
This building houses steam pumpers and an extensive collection of early fire-fighting equipment along with rare photographs, Civil War relics, and even the mounted head of a faithful old fire-horse named Fred, who died while answering an alarm.


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