Camping at Singletary Lake State Park

Available Camping Facilities

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Singletary Lake State Park offers the Canebreak Cabin for the general public to experience an overnight stay at the park.

The cabin can accommodate up to 11 people in three bedrooms. Two bedrooms have one full-sized bed and one twin-sized bed each; the other bedroom has one full bed and three twin beds. It also includes a kitchen, dining table, and bathroom. The cabin has electric outlets and a heating and air-conditioning unit, as well as a refrigerator.

Campers must bring their own linens, pillows, and blankets. Campers should also bring food, cleaning supplies, and toiletries.

In addition to the cabin, the rental includes a fire ring, a group-sized charcoal grill, and a picnic table. Campers also have access to the swim pier from April through October (open to cabin campers and group campers only), as well as a hiking trail, fishing, and paddling.

Pets are not allowed in the cabin, with the exception of service animals. The cabin is not wheelchair accessible.

The cabin is available year-round, except Christmas Day. In June and July, the cabin must be rented by the week, with a check-in on Sunday and check-out on Saturday.

Reservations are accepted for the calendar year beginning on December 1 of the previous year. Deposits per facility is required for the reservation to be processed. See "Deposits" below for more information.

Reservation Form (Fillable PDF)

Singletary Lake State Park offers group camps available to nonprofit organizations. The camps provide a unique camping experience, creating the perfect setting in which to interpret natural surroundings and to unite in work and play. At least 20 people must be in the group, and the group must also be a part of a verifiable organization.

Camp Ipecac can accommodate up to 84 people. It is open from April 1 through October 31.

In June and July, the camp must be rented by the week, with a check-in on Sunday and check-out on Saturday.

The camp includes 10 standard cabins (twin bunk beds for 8 people per cabin), and one cabin that is accessible to people with limited mobility or disabilities (twin bunk beds for 4 people total). It also includes an accessible mess hall and an accessible bathhouse with restrooms.

All amenities are provided for campers, except for food, cleaning supplies, and bed linens.

A basketball goal, a volleyball net, a horseshoe pit, a group-sized charcoal grill, and picnic tables are located near the cabins. A campfire circle in each camp offers the perfect setting for an evening of fellowship and marshmallow roasting.

Reservations include access to the swimming pier from April through October (open to campers only), as well as a hiking trail, fishing, and paddling.

The facilities were built by the Resettlement Administration. The camp was named for Carolina Ipecac, Euphorbia ipecacuanhae, a herb common in the region's sandy soil. Extract taken from the herb's dried roots is used for medicinal purposes.

Reservations are accepted for the calendar year beginning on December 1 of the previous year. Deposits per facility is required for the reservation to be processed. See "Deposits" below for more information.

Reservation Form (Fillable PDF)

Singletary Lake State Park offers group camps available to nonprofit organizations. The camps provide a unique camping experience, creating the perfect setting in which to interpret natural surroundings and to unite in work and play. At least 20 people must be in the group, and the group must also be a part of a verifiable organization.

Camp Loblolly Bay can accommodate up to 48 people and is available year-round, except for Christmas Day.

In June and July, the camp must be rented by the week, with a check-in on Sunday and check-out on Saturday.

The camp is accessible for people with limited mobility or disabilities, and it includes a mess hall, 4 cabins, restrooms, and a bathhouse. All amenities are provided for campers, except for food, cleaning supplies, and bed linens.

A basketball goal, a volleyball net, a horseshoe pit, a group-sized charcoal grill, and picnic tables are located near the cabins. A campfire circle in each camp offers the perfect setting for an evening of fellowship and marshmallow roasting.

Reservations include access to the swimming pier from April through October (open to campers only), as well as a hiking trail, fishing, and paddling.

The camp was named for loblolly bay, Gordonia lasianthus, a medium-sized evergreen tree that produces white blooms in the summer.

Reservations are accepted for the calendar year beginning on December 1 of the previous year. Deposits per facility is required for the reservation to be processed. See "Deposits" below for more information.

Reservation Form (Fillable PDF)

Deposits

Deposits are required before the reservation can be processed. Deposits equal half of the total amount of your stay. The remaining balance will be collected at check-in.

For example:

Facility and Stay Total Amount Deposit Amount
1 night for Camp Ipecac $110 $55
1 week for Camp Ipecac $425 $212.50
1 day for Education Building $78 $39
2 nights for Camp Loblolly Bay $220 $110
1 week for Camp Ipecac and Camp Loblolly Bay combined $850 $425
2 nights for Canebrake Family Cabin $116 $58

For any questions regarding fees and deposits, please contact the park at 910-669-2928 or by email at singletary.lake@ncparks.gov.

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Facilities at Singletary Lake State Park

Video Tour of the Park

Important Information

Check-In Procedure

A group leader or an appointed person from the group must check-in at the park office before 4 p.m. on arrival day to receive a key for the camp facility access. Check-in after hours is not available.

Aside from the key, groups will receive a combination code for the main gate access. Gates are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. If members of the group arrive after 5 p.m. or. need to depart before 8 a.m., it is the group leader or appointed person's responsibility to provide their group members access through the camp entrance gate.

During weekly rentals, groups may check-in Sunday mornings after 8 a.m.

Check-Out Procedure

At check-out, the group camp facility will be inspected per instructions posted in each building. Failure to satisfactorily clean your facility will result in a cleanup fee being charged and forfeiture of future camping at Singletary Lake State Park. Please use bleach-based products to ensure cleanliness.

Inspection at departure takes approximately 35 to 45 minutes per camp. Inspection must be completed by 3 p.m. Please notify park staff at check-in of what time you wish to check-out. All campers must vacate the camp premises by 3 p.m.

During Your Stay

Campers must sleep inside the cabins only. Tent camping is not allowed. RVs are not allowed, except when self-contained and registered with the park office. Connection to park utilities is prohibited.

By the order of the Bladen County Fire Marshall, the maximum capacity for each cabin must not be exceeded.

Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily. During quiet hours, activities should be limited to the immediate area of the group camp facility occupied. Vehicle traffic should be kept to a minimum during quiet hours.

Do not screw or nail objects, signs, emblems, etc. to structures, including gates and piers. Portable or window air conditioning units and space heaters are not allowed in any buildings.

Do not park in fire lanes. Violations will be cited. ATVs, golf carts, and off-road driving are prohibited in North Carolina State Parks. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted for people with limited mobility or disabilities.

Pets are not allowed in cabins, mess halls, the education building, or bathhouses. Certified aid animals are permitted. While on the park, pets must be on an attended leash of no longer than 6 feet at all times. Please pick up after your pet and properly dispose of waste in trash bins.

The swim pier is open from April 1 through October 31. Please refer to the swimming guidelines posted.

Please follow Leave No Trace guidelines. Be considerate of park wildlife. Observe wildlife and do not disturb.

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Guidelines Compliance

These guidelines are listed on page 3 in the reservation form. Applicants should sign at the bottom to acknowledge that they have read, understood, and agreed to comply.

Group leaders should discuss these guidelines with all campers before arrival.

Failure to follow facility guidelines will result in forfeiture of future camping at the park.

Camping Rates

Deposits are required to process reservation applications. Deposits equal half the amount of the stay. Please see "Deposits" section above for more information.

Facility Rates
Camp Ipecac
– maximum of 84 people
$110 per night
Camp Loblolly Bay
– maximum of 48 people
Weekly rental of Camp Ipecac or Camp Loblolly Bay
– required in June and July, Sunday to Saturday
$425 per week
Canebrake Family Cabin
– maximum of 11 people
$58 per night
$300 per week
Educational Building
– maximum of 30 people
$78 per day