The campgrounds of North Carolina offer a tempting summer retreat with Cabin Creek Campground and Mobile Home Park stealing the show as a popular choice.
Close to a busy highway, the abundance of trees and grassy spaces offers a secluded, nature-lovers vibe where it’s easy to relax. Campers are likely to be wowed by the local Sea Gull Recreation Center where the whole family can get entertain themselves with mini-golf, rides in bumper cars, and teeing off at the majestic golf course.
If you’re camping on a budget, you can opt for a narrow RV space or step up to an average or more spacious pull-thru site on a fairly level grass/sand pad, with a picnic table, fire pit, and handy trash can. Full hook-ups to electricity (30/50 amp), water, and sewer offer the comforts of home with some shaded sites and others out in the open. Stay connected to the internet with free wifi -- plus, you can keep watching your favorite programs on cable TV.
If you want to know how it felt to be a pioneer back in the day, enjoy staying a night or longer in one of the park's rustic log cabins. You’ll also find clean restrooms; showers and a paid laundry are all part of the friendly service with a well-stocked camp store offering propane and firewood.
Friendly, family dogs are welcome at Cabin Creek Campground but are asked to stay on a leash when outside of a tent or RV. They are also not allowed in the rental cabins or camp buildings but there is an unfenced dog area allocated for woofer fun. Pet parents are expected to pick up their fur-babies' waste, so pack the litter bags and check their policy on breed restrictions. Fluffy pals can enjoy leisurely walks around the park or take on the dog-friendly Jacksonville-Camp LeJeune Rail-Trail, an energetic and scenic walk through old railway lines.
A 10-minute drive gets you to the heart of Jacksonville, where sandy beach shores are a huge draw for holidaymakers looking to soak up the sun. The city has a military overview with Camp LeJeune, a training base for U.S Marines since World War II. A flea market/antique store gives campers a chance to shop for souvenirs right next to the campground.