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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie and bluegill at Tar River Reservoir in North Carolina.
Tar River Reservoir, NC

Crappie are a hidden treasure at Tar River Reservoir, a 1,800-acre lake in the northeast part of the state. Boating and fishing enthusiasts will find hundreds of miles of shoreline, and all types of cover to fish. In addition to crappie the lake offers fishing for bass, catfish and sunfish. The bass fishing is quite good at times and hosts many bass tournaments annually. Several boat launch ramps are available to launch pleasure boats, pontoons and fishing boats. This is a come-prepared fishing destination. Camping, RV spaces, lodging and restaurants are all some distance away.

Primary fish species residing in Tar River Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Bluegill

Tar River Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Kamper's Lodge Campground - 252 237-0905

Rock Ridge Campground - 252 291-4477

Tar River Reservoir NC Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Tar River Reservoir
Reservoir Country Store
5696 Bend of the River Rd
Rocky Mount, NC 27803
252 985-4500

 

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Tar River Reservoir in NC

Fishing for bass and crappie in northeast NC

Tar River Reservoir, in North Carolina.