Paddle along the Tar river

River Park North

Across from the Greenville Town Common lies River Park North, a 324-acre nature park with many amenities to enjoy and room to explore! River Park North features 5 ponds and 2 fishing piers, kayak and peddle boat rentals, primitive and drive-up campsites, hiking trails, a fossil pit, picnic shelters with grills, and a sand volleyball court. If that isn't enough, enjoy an afternoon at River Park North’s Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center. A great activity on a beautiful day is walking from River Park North to Wildwood Park on one of the connecting trails. River Park North Camping Trail

Walter L. Stasavich Science & Nature Center

The Walker L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center is a wonderful opportunity for learning more about the flora and fauna, geology and geography, and more of Eastern NC! This education center features a 70-seat theater, a 10,000-gallon freshwater aquarium, live turtles and snakes, wildlife dioramas and the “Shells Are Everywhere” exhibit. There are also several hands-on/interactive exhibits to enjoy. Schools, scouts, organizations, and other groups groups may call in advance to schedule a visit. For more information contact River Park North at 252-329-4560.River Park North Work Station

Walking Trails

TRACK / Maintenance Trail: 1.2mi

Willow Branch Trail: 0.27mi

Old Eason Run Trail: 0.29mi

Parker's Creek Trail: 0.4mi

River Park North Trails


River Park North is the perfect place to drop in your boat, kayak, or paddleboard for a day on the water. If you still want to experience life on the water, but don't have your own boat, you can rent jon-boats, kayaks, and peddle-boats at River Park North! For more information call 252.329.4560.River Park North Paddle


Did you know that River Park North is part of the NC Birding Trail? While you can find a wide range of flora and fauna all over the park, many visitors come to see prothonotary warblers, a variety of waterfowl, and Great blue herons. if you're lucky, you may have an osprey or bald eagle sighting while exploring!

River Park North Birds


River Park North offers a variety of campsites for any occasion, find group campsites complete with a shelter and fire pit, 2 drive-up campsites, and 3 primitive campsites along the Tar River. Primitive sites are located close to an area where campers can easily access the Tar river via canoe, kayak, or a 1.2 mile hike from the front of the park. Drive-to sites near the front of the park are also available. You can also find one of the 4 Pamlico-Tar Water Trail campsites here, and we think River Park North is an ideal spot to stop on rest on a multi-day paddle!


Camping Fees (per night)

$10 per drive-to/primitive site
$15 per site non-resident
$20 Greenville resident fee for the riverside camping platform.
$30 Non-resident fee for the riverside camping platform.