We have found, during our travels, the word resort is used very loosely. Not so at Goose Creek. They have almost everything one would expect at a resort community.They sit next to Bogue Sound with a long pier, fish cleaning stations, and boat landing. A large swimming pool with a slide, a game room, playground, snack bar (Perky's), basketball courts, man made pond (fed from the sound) and store are available.
Goose Creek also has organized activities. During our stay, they had one full day of activities which included a home made boat contest, a DJ playing oldies culminating with an impressive display of fireworks over the water and dancing.
Just a few miles away is Emerald Isle with beautiful beaches and a very nice bike path that runs for many miles. On the same island is Atlantic Beach and Indian Beach. At the end of the island is the historic Fort Macon (free tours).
Beaufort, a nearby town, is where you will find the Rachel Carson Reserve, several protected islands, some occupied by wild horses. There are ferry tours and boats that will take you to the islands.
With the Croatan National Forest nearby there is plenty of hiking in the area. We did some hiking at Patsy Pond. There is also hiking on Emerald Isle. We especially enjoyed the hike on Coast Guard Road.
Permanent residents and vacation homes make up most of the campground. The park has strict rules regarding these homes, so instead of looking rundown ,these homes are an enhancement and fun to look at.
There are only two things that could make this park better. First, the pond could be aerated much more. The water was a little stagnate. Second, they should require a doughnut at the sewer connection. The connections are not the screw type so a doughnut would prevent the escaping gases from occasionally wafting through the campgrounds.
All in all we had a great time at Goose Creek RV Resort and if in the area again, we would surly consider staying here!
We love to travel in our 2021 Coachmen Beyond van about half of the year. Join us, if you will, to see where our adventures take us.