Parks & Recreation

Onslow County is provides many Parks and Recreation opportunties.   Visitors and residentes enjoy beautiful natural environments and recreational activities.  Visit our parks, beaches, running trails and walkways.

Oakhurst Nature Park

This 253-acre passive nature park was purchased in February 2004 as a joint project with the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust.  Facilities include trails, a parking lot, and a paddling access, with the remaining property being preserved for future generations

  • 1,500 ft. short Nature Trail attached to parking lot and canoe/kayak launch area.
  • 3,420 ft. long Nature Trail on Willbarry Street 

244 Riverbend Road, Jacksonville


Located at the end of Riverbend Road. Turn on Ridge Road, off Highway 258 beside Onslow Memorial Park Cemetery and follow the arrow signs to the park.


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