We are located on the Contentnea Creek. Come and enjoy some fishing, canoeing, or kayaking at one of our two boat ramps. Recently, repairs were made to the boat ramp at Daughtry's Boat Landing, which is located on the north side of Town - across the street from Mt. Calvary FWB Church. Paved access and parking are available at the NC Wildlife boat ramp which is located at North William Hooker Dr. For a picnic or overnight camping, please be sure to visit Caswell's Landing Nature Trail. Walking trails are located there so that you can enjoy the beauty of the Contentnea Creek, native wildlife in its own habitat and other beauties of nature - tranquility at it's finest. A kayak/canoe launch is located to the adjacent picnic/camping area for your convenience.
If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind - Come to Hookerton for the peace of mind that our Town has to offer!!!
Hookerton is home to one of more than 750 Civil War sites in North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. Our Civil War Trails marker is located on Main street (Hwy 123). Bridges here and nearby over Contentnea Creek and Little Contentnea Creek were important to the movement of troops and supplies in this area. Potter set fire to the Hookertown Bridge after crossing it on his way back to New Bern July 21. This small town was also headquarters for Confederate Gen. James Pettigrew after his attempt to recapture New Bern failed in April 1863.
To view other sites on the trail, visit http://www.civilwartraveler.com/EAST/NC/index.html.
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