Top Tent Camping near Gloucester, NC

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Gloucester, NC (37)

    Camper-submitted photo from Oyster Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oyster Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oyster Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oyster Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oyster Point Campground
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    1.

    Oyster Point Campground

    23 Reviews
    51 Photos
    121 Saves
    Morehead City, North Carolina

    Overview

    Oyster Point Campground is located on the banks of the Newport River, near the town of Newport, NC. The campground is just a short drive to the beaches of Atlantic Beach, NC and other coastal fishing destinations. The campground can get very busy and reservations are reccamended but must be made 3 days in advance. Of the 15 campsites, 1 are considered a first come-first served campsite that cannot be reserved or held, so a person must physically be there with their camping equipment to purchase the campsite. Oyster Point campground has the option to use Scan & Pay system, but by the rules of recreaiton.gov it may only be used for first come-first served sites. Please make sure to contact a campground host to ensure availability before paying for any campsite. Failure to check with the campground host for availability may result in the loss of your camping fee.

    Recreation

    Canoeing and fishing are popular options. Power boating is allowed on the Newport River, however, the boat lanch at this location is a small hand launch with no vehicle access that you may use a canoe or kayak cart/dolly for assistance to get your boat to the water if desired. The Croatan Saltwater Trail weaves south between the barrier islands of the Bogue Sound and north on Adams Creek connecting to the Neuse River. This campground is also the trailhead for the Neusiok trail which is a 21-mile hiking trail that meanders through cypress swamps, loblolly pines and vast bogs of thick vegetation.

    Facilities

    Canoeing and fishing are popular options. Power boating is allowed on the Newport River, however, the boat lanch at this location is a small hand launch with no vehicle access that you may use a canoe or kayak cart/dolly for assistance to get your boat to the water if desired. The Croatan Saltwater Trail weaves south between the barrier islands of the Bogue Sound and north on Adams Creek connecting to the Neuse River. This campground is also the trailhead for the Neusiok trail which is a 21-mile hiking trail that meanders through cypress swamps, loblolly pines and vast bogs of thick vegetation.

    Natural Features

    Situated in the coastal pine forest and intercostal waterway of the Croatan National Forest, which encompasses 160,000 acres in eastern North Carolina, the Newport River is 12 miles long and opens into the Bogue sound. It is popular with anglers and flatwater paddlers.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is just a short drive to the towns of Newport, NC and Morehead City, NC. These towns offer full service grocery, retail, and an abundant selection of restaurants.

    Charges & Cancellations

    There is a $10.00 fee to cancel Reservations. Reservations canceled within the 3 days of arrival may result in the loss of the fee for one or more nights stay. Refunds for weather or checking out early will not be considered

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Cabins

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ocracoke Campground — Cape Hatteras National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocracoke Campground — Cape Hatteras National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocracoke Campground — Cape Hatteras National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocracoke Campground — Cape Hatteras National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocracoke Campground — Cape Hatteras National Seashore
    Camper-submitted photo from Ocracoke Campground — Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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    Ocracoke Campground — Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    55 Reviews
    155 Photos
    359 Saves
    Ocracoke, North Carolina

    Overview

    Located in the famous Outer Banks area of the stunning North Carolina coast, this campground is perfect for a beach getaway trip.

    Recreation

    The seashore provides a place for active recreation or for quiet reflection. Campers can visit a lighthouse, look for seashells, go fishing and clamming or just sit back and enjoy the peace and beauty of the white sandy beaches. More active recreational activities include swimming, kayaking and windsurfing. Bird and wildlife viewing is also a popular pastime for campers. The seashore provides a home and habitat for creatures large and small, on land and in the water.

    Facilities

    The seashore provides a place for active recreation or for quiet reflection. Campers can visit a lighthouse, look for seashells, go fishing and clamming or just sit back and enjoy the peace and beauty of the white sandy beaches. More active recreational activities include swimming, kayaking and windsurfing. Bird and wildlife viewing is also a popular pastime for campers. The seashore provides a home and habitat for creatures large and small, on land and in the water.

    Natural Features

    Ocracoke Campground sits on a barrier island along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The shore a recreational oasis for beach lovers. This ribbon of sand provides some of the most dazzling scenery that the Atlantic coast has to offer.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (252) 475-9018.

    Nearby Attractions

    Nearby Ocracoke Village offers restaurants, gift shops, grocery stores, a gas station and tackle shop.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Point Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Point Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Point Campground

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    Cedar Point Campground

    25 Reviews
    102 Photos
    138 Saves
    Swansboro, North Carolina

    Overview

    Cedar Point Campground and Recreation Area is located in eastern North Carolina at the junction of the White Oak River and the Bogue Sound, immediately adjacent to the Swansboro Inlet. It is within 1 mile of full service shopping, and within 2 miles of NC's Crystal Coast and the barrier island beach community of Bogue Banks. The campground is extremely busy and reservations are recommended but must be made 3 days in advance. Of the 36 campsites, 4 are considered first-come, first served campsites that cannot be reserved or held, so a person must physically be there with their camping equipment to purchase the campsite. Cedar Point campground has the option to use Scan & Pay system, but by the rules of recreation.gov it may only be used for first-come, first served sites. Please make sure to contact a campground host to ensure availability before paying for any campsite. Failure to check with the campground host for availability may result in the loss of your camping fee.

    Recreation

    Canoeing and fishing are popular options. Power boating is allowed on the White Oak River. Visitors can hike the Tidelands National Trail, a 1.9-mile path divided in two loops that lend themselves to wildlife viewing. Ospreys and the occasional dolphin can be viewed along the loops. The recreation area is also home to a picnic area and shallow draft boat launch.

    Facilities

    Canoeing and fishing are popular options. Power boating is allowed on the White Oak River. Visitors can hike the Tidelands National Trail, a 1.9-mile path divided in two loops that lend themselves to wildlife viewing. Ospreys and the occasional dolphin can be viewed along the loops. The recreation area is also home to a picnic area and shallow draft boat launch.

    Natural Features

    Cedar Point, at the mouth of the White Oak River, is bordered by a salt marsh and a coastal forest. The salt marsh, where fresh water meets salt water, stretches out like a sea of grass. This nutrient-rich wetland is a valuable habitat for commercial seafood, including fish, shrimp, crabs and oysters. The recreation area is part of the Croatan National Forest, a 160,000-acre tract on North Carolina's coast, bordered on three sides by tidal rivers and Bogue Sound.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (252) 638-5628.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is a short drive from the developed barrier island town of Bogue Banks.

    Charges & Cancellations

    There is a $10.00 fee to cancel Reservations. Reservations canceled within the 3 days of arrival may result in the loss of the fee for one or more nights stay. Refunds for weather or checking out early will not be considered

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $27 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Croatan National Forest Oyster Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Croatan National Forest Oyster Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Croatan National Forest Oyster Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Croatan National Forest Oyster Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Croatan National Forest Oyster Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Croatan National Forest Oyster Point Campground
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    Goose Creek Campground

    7 Reviews
    25 Photos
    90 Saves
    Emerald Isle, North Carolina

    Located along North Carolina's Crystal Coast, Goose Creek RV Resort family campground is conveniently located on Bogue Sound along the Intracoastal Waterway. Goose Creek RV Resort is only minutes away from the ocean by land or by water. This Crystal Coast RV resort offers a serene atmosphere in what may be one of only a very few undisturbed beach vacation spots left. Lack of any high density commercialization offers our campers a true family atmosphere. Your trip to Goose Creek RV Resort will occupy you with a large choice of activities offered at Encore's Crystal Coast RV resort throughout the year. Goose Creek RV Resort borders waters that are known for some of the best saltwater fishing anywhere. A Crystal Coast RV resort in a serene and undisturbed beach vacation spot Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at Goose Creek RV & Camping Resort. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek Campground & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek Campground & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek Campground & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek Campground & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek Campground & Marina
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek Campground & Marina

    6.

    Cedar Creek Campground & Marina

    2 Reviews
    26 Photos
    76 Saves
    Cedar Island, North Carolina
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $28 - $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hammocks Beach State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammocks Beach State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammocks Beach State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammocks Beach State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammocks Beach State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hammocks Beach State Park Campground

    7.

    Hammocks Beach State Park Campground

    9 Reviews
    64 Photos
    156 Saves
    Swansboro, North Carolina

    Primitive campsites are located near the beach and the inlet at Bear Island. Fourteen family campsites accommodate up to six people and two tents each. Campsites 1 to 11 are accessible via ferry, private boat or paddling only. Campsites 12 to 14 are accessible by private boat or paddling only and are not hikeable.

    Sites 1 to 11 have a picnic table, while sites 12 to 14 do not. Fires are not permitted at Bear Island, but campers may bring propane or backpack camp stoves.

    Water and a bathhouse with hot showers is located at Bear Island, but is available from only mid-March through mid-November. There is no water at Bear Island when the facilities are winterized.

    Hike-In Distance Light and simple is the way to travel, as campers must carry all provisions to the campsites from the beach or ferry dock.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Picnic Table

    $12 - $52 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from New Bern KOA
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    Camper-submitted photo from New Bern KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from New Bern KOA

    8.

    New Bern KOA

    12 Reviews
    47 Photos
    75 Saves
    Bridgeton, North Carolina

    Nestled on the tranquil banks of the Neuse River and minutes from historic downtown New Bern, this quiet campground is the perfect setting for a peaceful retreat. Enjoy a day of fishing or watch a beautiful sunset from the 100-foot pier. The boat slips, ramp, kayaks and paddleboats welcome campers who yearn to get out on the water. A catch-and-release fish pond and a group-outings pavilion round out this haven for extended relaxation. The kids can enjoy our playground with a jump pad & swing set. New to our campground is our Gem Mine and Gaga Ball. Browse the many antique shops and boutiques in North Carolina's second-oldest city. Step into the past at Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, the former state capitol, historically regarded as the most beautiful public building in Colonial America. Pool: May 1 - October 1. Max pull thru: 128 feet.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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      Waters Edge RV Park

      2 Reviews
      31 Saves
      Newport, North Carolina
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Tents
      Camper-submitted photo from Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort
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      10.

      Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort

      6 Reviews
      7 Photos
      112 Saves
      Emerald Isle, North Carolina
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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