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Columbia Town Docks

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Basic Marina Information:

Phone: (252) 796-2781
Lat/Lon: Near 35 55.037 North / 76 15.265 West
Location: flanking Scuppernong River’s eastern shore, immediately north of the Highway 64 bridge
Depths: 5 ft.

Service Details:

Transient dockage: Available
Transient dockage rate: 72 hours free dockage
Type of dockage: fixed wooden face dock
Live Aboards Allowed:
Dock. Fresh Water Connections: Available
Showers: Available, Climate Controlled
Restaurant: three within walking distance
Restaurant Recommendations:

Scuppernong Mill House (252-796-9600), Mike’s Kitchen (252-796-1668), Columbia Crossing Restaurant (252-796-1300)

Provisioning Possibilities: 4 block walk to convenience store, very long walk to local Food Lion supermarket
LPG (Propane) Availability: Available

local LPG supplier (Crossroads Fuel, 252-796-2286) will pick up, fill or exchange, and deliver tanks to town docks
Waste pump-out: Available


Reviews from the Cruisers' Net Community (8)

  1. Danny Styons -  May 19, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    We spent the 17th and 18th at the Columbia town docks. This is a very nice place to visit. The docks are limited in space with room for just 3 or 4 boats. Because of this we had to raft next to a friends boat as all the space was full.
    Because it was Saturday no one was at the office but bathroom was open and clean and it has a very nice shower.
    We had a great meal that night at Old Salt Oyster Bar and Sunday morning we had a good breahfest at Mikes.
    All in all this is a very good place to cruise into and stay for a night or two.

  2. Dave Boxmeyer -  May 19, 2013 - 11:25 am

    We stayed at the Columbia City Docks at the beginning of May 2013. Passage up the river in our Silverton 36C, (38 inch draft) was simple just follow the markers and look out for fish traps. The dock is well sheltered and in pretty good shape. At the time we were there, no water or electric were available. There was a pump out connection we did not use. We were tied up on a Saturday overnight and were the only ones at the dock.
    Columbia is a small town and you can walk around it in less than an hour. Not a whole lot of things to do. The NC visitirs center is located just under the bridge. Most of the stores downtown were either deserted or closed.
    The highlight of the trip was dinner at the Salty Oyster. This is a fairly new restaurant located on the main street in the old Woolworth building. The food was great.
    Dave Boxmeyer

  3. Wade Ehlen -  June 21, 2012 - 2:18 pm

    Using your “Cruising Guide to North Carolina” as a resource, we recently cruised up the Scuppernong River to Columbia, intending to use the town docks. Immediately past the marina, and within sight of the town docks, we had to stop and turn back due to some low branches overhanging the waterway. Our boat is a 36′ Marine Trader trawler with a flybridge, so sailboats and boats like ours would have to stop, although lower boats can make it.
    Wade Ehlen, MT 36 Shady Lady, New Bern NC

  4. Jim & Talley Powell -  October 23, 2011 - 11:15 pm

    Columbia, North Carolina, is one of the most iconic small towns we have seen in a long time. Approach up the Scuppernong River is well marked and uneventful. Turn around in front of the Municipal Wharf is in 25 feet of water. There is 8 feet at the wharf. Cute little town with a main street of about 4 blocks long. Walk to the Food Lion was about ½ mile each way. Lots of cute little stores down town. Free tie up and water. No electricity. Really well protected from winds on all points. Supposed to register at the municipal building immediately adjacent to the wharf, but it’s closed on Sunday. Shower and head is also adjacent to the wharf, and is clean and neat. A pleasant stop over for a change of pace.
    Jim & Talley Powell

  5. Claiborne -  July 27, 2009 - 11:09 am

    Columbia, NC we are here as I type and plan to stay another night. Great free dock with city water and great new bathhouse. Several restaurants and a helpful marine center.
    Wright and Gladys Anderson
    First & Ten

  6. Claiborne -  July 23, 2009 - 2:09 pm

    We stopped in Columbia and used their small town dock. Only stayed for an hour. Just long enough to walk a few blocks, stretch our legs and window shop. It was mid morning so we weren’t looking for restaurants. Smaller then Edenton, not as much to do or see but a welcome break for us. The river makes a great anchorage. A nice place to take a short break.

  7. Claiborne -  July 16, 2009 - 1:38 pm

    Subject: Coluimbia, NC
    Message: To those cruising Albemarle Sound, Columbia, NC on the beautiful Scuppernong River, is a great stop. The Town has recently opened a first class reatroom/shower facility right next to the free Town dock. There is a fine hardware store about a block from the dock, which is at the foot of the main street. There is also a pharmacy and small department store. The Town’s
    museum, in an old theater, is great. There is about 8 feet of water at the Town dock, and potable water is on the dock. We heartily recommend this pleasant and charming Town.
    Norman and Betsy Mason,
    MV “Peggy Sue”

  8. Claiborne -  July 16, 2009 - 1:28 pm

    The charming, historic river town of Columbia, NC, sits on the banks of beautiful Scuppernong River. This stream, in turn, flows into the southern shores of Albemarle Sound, well west of the AICW’s crossing of this often rough body of water.
    Just received a note from Captain Ray Smith, which provided a link to a scanned newspaper article concerning changes to the Columbia town dock regulations. This scan is not really in a form easily displyed here on the Cruisers’ Net, so I’m going to summarize.
    Effective immediately, the first three nights at the Columbia town docks are free. Thereafter, a charge of $1.00 per foot, per night, will be levied. Free nights can only occur within the span of a single week. In other words, you can’t leave the town docks for one night, come back, and expect three more free nights.
    There is also a charge (as has been true all along) for waste pump-out!
    Hope everyone finds this helpful!


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