Moratoc Park, 102 River Drive, Williamston, North Carolina 27892


 This beautiful 18-acre, county-owned park on the Roanoke River is located in Williamston, North Carolina and features a river overlook, fishing pier and canoe/kayak launch.  This is the site of the original wharf of Williamston, where goods were shipped in and out.

The park was recently renovated with funding from Martin County / Martin County citizens, as well as grants from the NC Parks & Recreation Trust Fund, NC Recreation Trails Program and NC Division of Water Resources.

The park project included renovation of the Moratoc building, which is a beautiful, rustic conference building overlooking the scenic Roanoke River.  The building features a full kitchen, bathrooms, stone fireplace and spacious deck.  The building has a capacity to seat 250 people comfortably and has an outdoor covered area for cooking (pig pickings and fish fries, etc.).   The building is a perfect setting for receptions, weddings, meetings and special events.

The park renovation project also included:

• Addition of playground equipment                
• Construction of an approximate 0.5 mile walking trail that connects with Williamston’s Skewarkee Trail, a  0.8 mile trail that connects the Roanoke River with downtown Williamston  walking trail, benches
• Construction of a picnic shelter and additional restroom facilities
• Construction of a canoe/kayak launch platform, ADA accessible fishing rails, and gazebo on the deck










Additionally, several historic buildings can be viewed from the outside, including a one-room schoolhouse and a former lumber mill commissary.

Rental Usage Policy and Application for Use are listed under Forms & Documents in left margin of this page. 

Contact Marion Thompson at 252-789-4300 or email for rental reservations.




Playground Equipment Added 2011 

Barnes House Built in 1854

Picinic Shelter Added 2011