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River Forest Marina

Posted by admin | Posted on 08-20-2008

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27. River Forest Marina
(252) 943-2151 Ext.1
Statute Mile: 135.5
Lat/Lon: near 35 31.952 North/076 36.849 West
Location: on the northeastern shores of Pantego Creek, just northwest of the creek’s breakwater enclosed entrance
Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: $1.65 per foot per night, 30 amp power-$10.00, 50 amp power-$15.00
Type of dockage: fixed wooden slips and face docks
Total number of slips/berths: 40
Dockside Power Connections: 30-50-100 amp
Dockside Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available
Laundromat: Available
Swimming Pool: Available
Restaurant: several within walking distance
Restaurant recommendations: Fishooks (252-943-9948), Georgie’s Oyster Bar (252-943-2102) (all in downtown Belhaven)
Provisioning Possibilities: take marina golf cart to Food Lion supermarket 2 miles away
LPG (Propane) Availability: marina staff can sometimes provide transportation to nearby Riddick & Windley Ace Hardware (252-943-2205) for tank exchange, or propane tanks can be refilled six blocks walk away from marina at Amerigas Propane (252-943-3547)
Free Wi-Fi Internet Access: Available (best reception in “River Room”)
Waste pump-out: Available
Diesel fuel: Available
Depths: 5.5-foot minimum depths but 7.5 feet on the outer berths

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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (7)

Came into the marina on July 1 to get out of a 70kt thunderstorm. The storm produced an area-wide power outage and the owners and staff wanted to get home to deal with the outage. In spite of that they stayed at the dock, guided me in (first time in Bellhaven), and stayed until I was secure at the dock. They couldn’t offer any amenities as the power outage lasted for more 36 hours, but I was impressed with the level of personal service they provided.
Agree, it’s not the prettiest marina I’ve been, but it definitely was a good port in a storm.


Took 2 footers on the swim platty while berthed there and got no sleep. Lesson learned. Nice people, complimentary golf cart to go into town and decent wifi. Would stay there again, but not with an E SE or S blow.

The Restaurant will be reopening in July every nite serving steaks, seafood and a oyster bar. Yes the weddings will be offered as they have always been. I provided services for 11 weddings myself last year. It is not a fair statement to say boater will have to look elsewhere.
New bathrooms were built in 2010. Many new improvements have been made on the docks. We also have new golfcarts and expanded wifi available on the pier.
Capt. Axson Smith Jr.
cell 252-945-5579

While having my boat hauled out for a bottom job at the River Forest Shipyard, owner Axson Smith informed me that he had just sold the River Forest Manor (as of 3/19/2012) and ajoining grounds to a private party who intends to use it as an upscale wedding facility. So cruisers who have looked forward to this stop along the ICW for it’s restaurant and bar will need to look elsewhere from now on. The shipyard and TowBoat US services will continue as usual.
“S/V Footloose”,
Pungo Creek, NC

Came into marina during thunderstorm. Staff assisted with docking. They have very long fuel line. Cost a little pricey, but facility satisfactory.

We stayed here for one night and I’m very impressed with their customer service. On the phone, they were great. Then they had an incredibly well marked channel into their marina. The dockmaster was one of the nicest people I’ve met along the way. They also have free golf carts you can borrow to head to town, including a six person cart. The pool is small but clean. We didn’t use the laundry facilities. We never saw anything less than 8.5ft of water.

We stayed at River Forest Manor. The staff were friendly and helpful. The marina is in serious need of a facelift. The shower facilities were relatively clean. On a scale from 1-10 with 10 being able to eat off the floor I would give it a 6.5 or 7.
It needs updating.
The laundry room was more like a 3 but while the machines that worked were old, they are the big commercial type and I was able to throw all of my cockpit pillows/cushions in them………huge capacity.
The marina is dog friendly. Pumpout was broken.
We will probably stay at Dowry Creek on the way back.

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