The Latham-Whitehurst property was purchased by the Coastal Land Trust and transferred to Craven County for permanent management as a Nature Park. The Nature Park is located at 1095 Broad Creek Road, New Bern, NC 28560 near Fairfield Harbour, approximately one mile north from Lee’s Landing. Latham-Whitehurst Park opened in 2011 and is comprised of 133 acres of preserved pristine coastal land. This is Craven County’s first nature park, which is geared towards the natural environment as it offers hiking, nature observation, bird watching and access to Broad Creek by way of a boardwalk. It offers an extensive gravel walking trail, a 2,000 ft. boardwalk, a picnic shelter, canoe, kayak and boat docking, restrooms, natural walking trails.
More information is available at the Craven County Recreation and Parks website.