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Places to play while visiting Northampton County NC
Roanoke Rapids Lake North Bank fishing area

The Roanoke Rapids Lake has over 4,600 acres of beautiful water and over 50 miles of shoreline. Take a day to fish, kayak, birdwatch and more. The north bank features a wonderful fishing area. located at 828 Family Lane, Gaston, NC 27832.

Deberry's Millpond in Conway, NC

Deberry's Mill Pond is located on Deberry's Mill Pond Rd in Conway, NC. Spend a day fishing the beautiful pond and enjoy a majestic setting of cypress trees.

The pond offers bream, catfish, bass, crappie, and others for fishing. The millhouse has been refurbished and is a popular location for wedding photography in Northampton County, NC.

Camassia Slopes Preserve in Northampton County, NC

This unusual assemblage of plant species is thought to be a remnant from the ice age some 220,000 to 400,000 years ago. The preserve's high-base soils and terraced slopes, with angles of 15 to 35 degrees, enable these unique species to thrive here.

Large numbers of breeding neotropical migratory birds can be seen throughout the Roanoke River floodplain in the spring and summer. Prothonotary warbler, Louisiana waterthrush, American redstart, and the rare cerulean warbler are some of the neotropical migratory songbirds that nest at Camassia Slopes. The preserve is also a good spot to see wild turkey.

The Roanoke River

The river is home for Black Bear, River Otter, White Tail Deer, Bob Cats, Beaver, Mink and WildTurkey. There are 200 bird species including Bald Eagles, owl’s, and Osprey. A Bird Watchers Paradise.

Lake Gaston, Northapton County, NC

Lake Gaston is loaded with family entertainment. Boating, fishing and water sports. Rental property is available. Lake Gaston is roughly 35 miles long and covers over 20,000 acres with 350 miles of shoreline. The area surrounding the lake is home to more than 150,000 residents. Located between I-85 and I-95.