New Park Opens In Carteret County

Nov 8, 2019

Credit Town of Cedar Point

The town of Cedar Point recently opened a 56-acre park to the public. Boathouse Creek Walking Trails is located along the White Oak River and includes a kayak launch, and information station, and more than two miles of walking trails.  The site is surrounded by 18 acres of wetlands and bordered by oyster reefs along Boathouse Creek.

"There are all sorts of wildlife out there. Fox, squirrel, I've seen deer on a couple of occasions," said David Rief, the Cedar Point Town Administrator.  "What you won't find at our park are paved streets, street lights, or other creature comforts that we're used to.  The park is designed to be a place to retreat to, a place to get off the main highway for a few minutes and relax."

The town of Cedar Point purchased the site in April for $2.8 million dollars.  Eventually, the town hopes to add additional walking trails, restroom facilities, a handicap accessible kayak launch site, and a new dock.