Latham Whitehurst Nature Park is one of the newest parks in Craven County, and was first opened to visitors and locals alike in 2011. Located in a quiet eastern section of the town of New Bern, the park is a popular destination for wildlife fans of all varieties, including hikers, kayakers, birdwatchers, fishermen, and everyone in between.
The park has a wide range of amenities, including a 2,000 ft. boardwalk which overlooks the pretty and naturally wild Broad Creek. There’s also a dock on-site which includes a fishing area as well as a canoe and kayak launch. In addition to the attractions by the water, the park also features a series of nature trails which range from .16 miles to .8 miles long, and which can easily be combined for a longer trek through the scenic Craven County woods. There’s also a picnic shelter close to the park’s entrance for small parties and family groups, as well as a number of picnic tables and benches along the multiple nature trails. With lots of beautiful scenery in every direction, and a picturesque setting on the banks of Broad Creek, Latham Whitehurst Nature Park is a great place for visitors to discover New Bern’s inherent wild side.