About Us

Vandemere, meaning "Village By The Sea," is actually a "Village By The Bay River."  About 25 miles long, The Bay River is centrally located in eastern North Carolina between the Pamlico and Neuse rivers. Vandemere is also about 3 miles from the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.  The town offers a great family friendly environment along with a venue for awesome fishing and watercraft sports.




Vandemere Waterfront Park

Vandemere's premiere waterfront park is situated on eight (8) beautiful acres complete with dual boat ramps, a kayak launch, concrete docks, gazebos, grills, and public restrooms...

Fishing and Boating

Coastal North Carolina is known for its excellent fishing and boating...  

Religious Services


Town Churches

"Church is not an organization you join; it is a family where you belong, a home where you are loved, and a hospital where you find healing."                                                             Nicky Gumbel

Camp Vandemere

Camp Vandemere is open to all, with the mission of "Christian ministry, spiritual growth, and winning the lost to Jesus Christ."


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North Carolina
Education System

Educational opportunity is cornerstone to success and in reasonable proximity to Vandemere.

Craven-Pamlico Library
Book-Tech Mobile

A valuable resource, the Book-Tech Mobile travels to Vandemere once a month providing the community an abundance of library resources

Health Care

Doctor's Visit

Healthcare Systems

Quality health care, and most specialties, are  located within reasonable proximity to Vandemere.



Squidders Overnight Lodge

Perfect for the weekend fishing trip...

Camp Vandemere
RV, Tent Sites, and Dorms

Nestled on the banks of the Bay River, Camp Vandemere is owned and operated by the Eastern Conference of Original Free Will Baptists.

Vandemere Waterfront
Boat Slips

Whether navigating from the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway or trailering your boat, Vandemere waterfront boat slips are ideal location for docking.



Pamlico Packing Company

Pamlico Packing Company is one of the oldest and most successful seafood companies in North Carolina.  It was founded in 1941 by Earl H. Holton and started out as an oyster, fish, and crab house...

Squidders Bait and Tackle

Squidders is a family owned and operated business with three generations of local fishing and hunting expertise.

This can be your playground!