Construction to Begin on Greenville Tar River Camping Platforms

Sound Rivers is excited to announce that construction will begin on the first of three camping OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAplatforms in Greenville in September.  The Tar-Pamlico Water Trail currently touts eight overnight camping platforms along the river from Bunn to Blounts Creek.  Three platforms will be added as part of the Tar River Legacy Plan in Greenville.

The City of Greenville has developed the Tar River Legacy Plan to help the public enjoy and preserve Greenville’s greatest natural resource. Core elements of the plan include preserving and enhancing the river and its resources and attracting local and regional visitors.  Having overnight camping opportunities within the city limits will satisfy both of these strategies.  In addition, having these three platforms in Greenville helps bring much needed continuity to the trail by bridging Edgecombe and Beaufort Counties.

map of Greenville platforms

Map of the location of three new camping platforms along the Tar River in Greenville, NC. (Click on photo to enlarge)

The sites for the three platforms were donated graciously by the city.  Working alongside the Recreation and Parks department, Greenville Utilities Commission, and the City Council, we were able to secure sites in the Western, Central, and Eastern parts of the city.  The map shows the locations on the Phil Carroll Nature Preserve, River Park North, and the Greenville Utilities Commission properties.

Funds for this portion of the Water Trail were donated to Sound Rivers by the city of Greenville and Grady White Boats.  These funds have been instrumental in beginning construction, but do not cover all of our costs.  If you would like to donate funds or volunteer to help move construction materials, please contact Matt Butler at 252-946-7211 or

Thank you all for your continued support in Sound Rivers and the Tar Pamlico Water Trail.  If you would like to reserve a night on the trail, please visit our website at