About the Lodge
Lily Pond Creek Hunting Lodge has a long history. Started by Dock Boone the owner, over 25 years ago it has developed into the premier outfitter of eastern North Carolina. Dock is a graduate of NC State, and his family owned one of the largest seed and fertilizer supply companies in the area. This background helped develop a partnership with the local farmers and enabled Dock to secure access and develop a strong bond with the land to create a special place where farming, hunting, and nature all coexist perfectly.
From humble beginnings to over 15,000 acres of managed land and 3 lodges we must be doing something right! Come see for yourself and start your tradition with us this season.
We offer accommodations in a variety of ways. With two deer lodges, and a bear lodge to choose from we have something for everyone. The original Lily Pond Creek Lodge is a converted plantation house that has been in Dock Boone’s family for over 100 years and is our main headquarters. Where you stay can depend on the hunt package that you choose. Both locations are full-service lodges with all meals and guides provided.
Regardless of where you stay at Lily Pond Creek Hunting, all accommodations are comfortable and clean. You can learn more about each lodge by reviewing hunt packages on the main hunting page of this site. (https://lilypondcreek.com/book-a-hunt/)
Our meals here at Lily Pond consist of country cooking made in the true southern culture. There are two meals included per day. On the return of the morning hunt, you come back to a breakfast fit for a king. If you leave our table hungry it will be your fault because there is always plenty of food and if we don’t have it just ask and we will fix it for you.
Dinner will be served after we return from the evening hunt and once again you will not go hungry. You are welcome to bring any special food items for yourself and there is a large refrigerator for your drinks.
Dock Boone is the owner of the business as well as one of the guides so you can be sure they are going to give you your money’s worth.” We aren’t looking for the “one hits” so to speak. A lot of guide services have to book new people every year because they aren’t getting repeat business. That’s not what we are about. Our goal is to get the guys back year after year. And we do. We have a very high percentage of repeat hunters every year, better than eighty percent. We work hard to give our hunters quality time. Excellent country cooking, a great hunting experience, and just a good time overall. When you hunt with us it’s your camp and we are working for you. We want you back next year.”
Our guides have extensive animal knowledge, woodsmanship, and experience. Their decisions should be respected. They are constantly scouting daily to give you the best opportunity to harvest your trophy. They will provide field transportation to and from your stand and care for your trophy when it is down. Professionally performed skinning and capping of your deer is provided. For those who prefer to do it themselves, equipment and help is available.
History of Northampton County
Northampton county is 504 square miles and was formed in 1741, Among the earliest in the state to be settled. The county received its name from George, Earl of Northampton. He was a British nobleman and the brother of the Earl of Wilmington. By 1786, the population had increased to 8,220. Northampton is the largest peanut production county in the nation. In earlier years main crops were also cotton, soybeans, alfalfa, potatoes, and watermelons. During the depression era, timber sales sustained most local farmers. While today the predominant crops are soybean and cotton, the Roanoke river continues to provide rich nutrients to the soils and has one of the largest spawning migrations of striped bass each spring.