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Located on 1,700 acres of forestland along the Neuse River in North Carolina, Cool Springs sits about six miles up river from New Bern.

We encourage you to view directions to Cool Springs and invite you to plan a trip soon.

Cool Springs is located near the community of Askin, between Vanceboro and New Bern on US 17 in Craven County.

From New Bern area:

  • Take U.S. Hwy. 17 North from New Bern
  • Continue on U.S. 17 North through New Bern, crossing the Neuse River and into Bridgeton
  • Continue on U.S. 17 North for approximately 8 miles to Askin
  • At Askin, make a left onto Askins Brick Road (Askins Grill / General Store and Mallard gas station will be on the right)
  • Go straight for 2.6 miles to entrance

From Kinston/Goldsboro area:

  • Take U.S. Hwy. 70 East to exit 411 (N.C. Hwy. 43 North)
  • Continue on N.C. 43 North for 10.8 miles
  • Make a right onto U.S. 17 South and continue for 2.5 miles to Askin
  • Make a right onto Askins Brick Road (Askins Grill / General Store and Mallard gas station will be on the left)
  • Go straight for 2.6 miles to entrance

From Greenville/Washington/Vanceboro area:

  • Take U.S. Hwy. 17 South from Vanceboro
  • Go past rest area on right and through stop light and continue for approximately 3 miles to Askin
  • Make a right onto Askins Brick Road (Askins Grill / General Store and Mallard gas station will be on the left)
  • Go straight for 2.6 miles to entrance
Phone number for Cool Springs EE Center:
(252) 514-3533

Cool Springs