N.C. Campground Floods Out Twice In Six Months

May 19, 2017 by   - () Comments Off on N.C. Campground Floods Out Twice In Six Months

Once a thriving family-oriented hunting, fishing and camping haven, Wooley Swamp Farm in Snow Hill, N.C., was one of several local businesses that suffered total lost from flooding following Hurricane Matthew in October, the Reflector reported.

Owners and on-site residents David and Sherry Madures had just completed repairs from Matthew when they had to escape by boat the week of April 24 after torrential rain here and upstream — the second time flooding forced them to evacuate in six months.

Wooley Swamp Farm consists of 130 acres just west of town. Its centerpiece is a six-acre catch-and-release pond surrounded by electrical hookups for campers and five rustic rental cabins, including a two-story bunkhouse that sleeps eight, and tent sites along the creek.

The recreational property offers canoe and kayak rentals with access to Contentnea Creek and hunting packages for hogs, rams and Spanish goats.

The quiet, secluded, family oriented camp draws local and out-of-state visitors and caters to the military members, church groups and scouts.

“There were 65 people here the weekend before the last flood,” David Madures said. “The weekend after the flood, I turned away five times a full house.”

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