Latham Whitehurst Nature Park

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. 

Latham Whitehurst Nature Park

Latham Whitehurst Nature Park

Latham Whitehurst Nature Park

Latham Whitehurst Nature Park

Latham Whitehurst Nature Park

Latham Whitehurst Nature Park

Latham Whitehurst Nature Park