A bad storm a couple of years ago broke the dam and eroded out the road. The state fixed the road and done away with the dam?.(?). It's just a ditch now.
If you need a location to stay Econo Lodge Goldsboro is a pleasant choice, and if you're looking for some flowing water? Try The Canal. This lake is so wonderful. Quaker Neck Lake is a perfect lake close to Cogdells Pond. After a long day outdoors Country Hearth Inn and Suites Conference Center Goldsboro
is a great spot to spend a night or two. A pretty lake like Roses Pond right next door to Cogdells Pond is a delightful spot to explore; the great folks of Goldsboro like to hang out nearby.