County Parks

450 U.S. Hwy. 70
Smyrna, NC

This 30-acre facility has lighted adult and youth fields, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, lighted multi-purpose fields, a playground, horseshoe pits, beach volleyball courts and a walking trail. Visitors to the park will also find a picnic area, restrooms and a large parking area....more about Eastern Park

Southeast Side of Drawbridge
Harkers Island, NC

This area offers parking space and a beach access. Across the road is a nice public dock for fishing. No restroom facilities are offered. There are no lifeguards, so visitors swim at their own risk....more about Harkers Island Beach Access

Next to Harkers Island Elem. School
1163 Island Rd.
Harkers Island, NC

The facilities available here include one large lighted ballpark, one youth ball field, a concession stand and a storage shed....more about Manley Gaskill Field

201 East St.
off U.S. Hwy. 70
Sea Level, NC

This park consists of 20 acres, including lighted adult and youth athletic fields, tennis courts, a basketball court, a playground and restrooms....more about Mariners Park

Marshallberg Rd., at the Harbor
Marshallberg, NC

These picnic shelters are situated overlooking the water and provide a beautiful water view for visitors. There are no restrooms....more about Marshallberg Picnic Area

East of the Beaufort-Morehead City bridge

The park's four acres encompass an island of sand, a sunning area, picnic tables, a new 300-foot fishing pier and a boat ramp sufficient for launching small boats. The entrance is directly across from the entrance to Radio Island....more about Newport River Park

501 Marine Dr.
off U.S. Hwy. 70
Beaufort, NC

This area offers wading, swimming, picnic tables, grills, restrooms and outdoor showers. Be aware that there are dangerous currents in deeper water and it is best to stay close to the shore when swimming. There is no lifeguard on duty, so keep a watchful eye on the kids when they're in the...more about Radio Island Water Access

1030 South River Rd.
Beaufort, NC

This area provides a playground, parking spaces, a basketball court, a picnic shelter/comfort station and restrooms. It is nicely landscaped and has some nice shady areas....more about South River Park

298 W. Beaufort Rd.
Beaufort, NC

This popular facility has floating docks, a fishing pier, two boat ramps, a picnic shelter and a comfort station. It also has a handicapped-accessible ramp for kayakers. It offers boat access to the water just north of the Beaufort drawbridge, in Gallants Channel. It is heavily used as a boat put-in, and the parking...more about West Beaufort (Town Creek) Water Access

Carteret County Parks and Recreation

Municipal and City Parks

East end of Front St. adjacent to the boat ramp
Beaufort, NC

The park was built around the four boat ramps provided by the N.C. Wildlife Service and named in memory of the town's former public works director.  You'll find restroom facilities, a dock and a waterfront picnic area complete with grills. This is a very popular boat launching spot....more about Curtis A. Perry Park

201 Freedom Park Rd.
S.R. 1412 off Lennoxville Rd.
Beaufort, NC

This 15-acre tract is surrounded by woods and is a popular place for all types of activities. It has lighted regulation adult and youth fields, a play lot, basketball courts, a picnic shelter and restrooms....more about Freedom Park

Front St. at the south end of Pollock St.
Beaufort, NC

Located on Front Street across from the post office, this pretty little park offers a grassy picnic spot, a gazebo, a dock and a swimming area. It's a great place to sit and read a book or to just watch the boats going by in Taylor's Creek. The park was named...more about Grayden Paul Jaycee Park

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