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Places to Camp near Ocracoke, NC

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Join the fun near Ocracoke. With tons of outdoor activities and scenic camping, this is an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of travelers. Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Ocracoke is surrounded by family-friendly activities. Discover great camping spots near Ocracoke, reviewed by campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Ocracoke, NC (32)

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

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    Ocracoke Campground — Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    54 Reviews
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    356 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

    Ocracoke Campground is only accessible by ferry or aircraft. Campsites are located on sandy soil, so campers are encouraged to bring extra long tent stakes. Flush toilets, drinking water, cold showers and grills are all provided for a more comfortable beach camping experience. The campground is conveniently located on the ocean side, separated from the beach by barrier dunes.

    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.

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    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $28 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Frisco Campground — Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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    Frisco Campground — Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    46 Reviews
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    418 Saves
    Frisco, North Carolina

    Overview

    Frisco Campground is part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Camping here will put you in a prime location to experience the history, culture, and breathtaking beauty of North Carolina's barrier islands.

    Recreation

    On a walk around the Frisco Campground visitors can enjoy the rolling topography, views of the Atlantic Ocean, and at night, the sweeping beacon of the nearby Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Boardwalks from the campground to the beach give pedestrians easy access to enjoy activities such as surfing, swimming, and fishing. There is also an off-road vehicle (ORV) ramp at the entrance of the campground for beach driving with a Cape Hatteras ORV permit.

    Facilities

    Campers have access to modern restrooms with flushing toilets, potable water, and outdoor unheated showers. Each campsite is equipped with a paved parking pad, picnic table, and a charcoal grill for cooking. There are no RV hook ups in the campground. Dumpsters and a recycling center are located at the entrance of the campground. Wooden boardwalks make it easy for campers to travel to and from the beach.

    Natural Features

    The elevated dunes in Frisco Campground afford campers the opportunity to have an ocean view from some of the campsites. Dense vegetation creates a sense of privacy not present in the other campgrounds on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

    contact_info

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

    Nearby Attractions

    Frisco campground is within a short drive of the historic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The beacon gained fame in 1999 when it was picked up and moved 2900 ft. to its current location. It is also the tallest brick lighthouse in the country.__

    Charges & Cancellations

    Changes and cancellations to reservations follow Recreation.gov polices.

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $28 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Cape Point — Cape Lookout National Seashore

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    Cape Point — Cape Lookout National Seashore

    13 Reviews
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    142 Saves
    Ocracoke, North Carolina

    Overview

    Cape Point Campground sites have a shortened reservation window. Due to the ground saturation and potential for flooding we encourage you to check the sites prior to paying. Cape Point Campground is centrally located to all of the attractions on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The campground puts you within walking distance of arguably the best fishing and surfing on the east coast.

    Recreation

    A short walk through the dunes leads you to the beach at the infamous Cape Hatteras. Many trophy fish have been landed from the point, and it has been a surfing destination for decades. If you prefer to drive to the beach you can access one of the many off-road vehicle ramps within a short distance of the campground. Exploration of the barrier islands beyond their beaches is possible on a hike through the nearby maritime forest. The Buxton Woods Trail is a 3/4 mile loop that can be accessed just north of the campground at the Buxton Woods Picnic Area on Lighthouse Road.

    Facilities

    Cape Point Campground is the largest campground on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Each campsite is equipped with a paved parking pad, picnic table and charcoal grill. Rows D, E, and F are reserved for tent camping only. There are no hook-ups in the campground for RVs. Four sets of restrooms and outdoor shower facilities are dispersed evenly throughout the campground. Water spigots providing potable water are readily available.

    Natural Features

    The campground is nestled between rolling dunes to the south and the largest remaining tract of maritime forest on the North Carolina coast to the north. The environment is naturally suited to accommodate many bird and mammal species. A large heard of white tail deer frequent the area.

    contact_info

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

    Nearby Attractions

    The iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is located just north of Cape Point Campground on Lighthouse Road next to the Visitor Center. Standing at 198 feet, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States. It has undoubtedly saved the lives of many mariners navigating around the treacherous Diamond Shoals. The Museum of the Sea is also located near the Visitor Center within the shadow of the lighthouse. The museum's operating hours vary with the season.Buxton Beach is a family friendly swimming destination staffed with lifeguards from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It is a short walk or bike ride from the campground. Parking is available at the old lighthouse site adjacent to the current location of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

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    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins

    $20 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Hatteras Sands Campground

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    Hatteras Sands Campground

    15 Reviews
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    92 Saves
    Frisco, North Carolina

    Hatteras Island’s only campground located in the heart of Hatteras Village, in the scenic Outer Banks area of North Carolina.

    Set among beautiful canals and grassy fields, our resort has over 60 paved RV sites. Hatteras Sands Campground welcomes “big rigs” with many sites featuring water, sewer and electric hookups, cable and WiFi.

    On Hatteras Island, you can fish right from the beach or take a charter boat out to the deep blue water of the Gulf Stream. Take in the soulful coastal restaurants and interesting mom-and-pop shops. While your setting will be a bit more on the untamed side of nature, it will be a simpler and quieter part of the barrier islands.

    Hatteras Sands Cottages offer comforts while providing a camping experience. For a truly unique accommodation, stay in one of our newly renovated cottages.

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

    $47 - $200 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Teeter's Campground

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    Teeter's Campground

    8 Reviews
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    61 Saves
    Ocracoke, North Carolina
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Cape Hatteras/Outer Banks KOA Resort

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    Cape Hatteras/Outer Banks KOA Resort

    27 Reviews
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    206 Saves
    Rodanthe, North Carolina

    If you're looking for the best campground in the OBX, we've got you covered! Our charming campground is located right off the beach in the lovely village of Rodanthe, NC. This locale is a delightful blend of cedar-clad vacation rentals and wide-open beaches, making it the perfect backdrop for your getaway. Our variety of accommodations will fit every lifestyle and budget, and we offer direct Hatteras beach access with just a short jaunt to the Atlantic shoreline.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Frisco Woods Campground

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    Frisco Woods Campground

    7 Reviews
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    32 Saves
    Frisco, North Carolina

    Located on the Pamlico Sound on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Frisco Woods Campground is your waterfront destination. Whether you're looking for a great family getaway or a romantic weekend, we can accommodate all your camping and lodging needs. We offer 30-50 amp service for RV camping, secluded campsites for your tent or pop-up and, for the not so adventurous, we offer camping cabins with electricity and air conditioning.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $42 - $2025 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Camp Hatteras

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    Camp Hatteras

    30 Reviews
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    305 Saves
    Rodanthe, North Carolina

    Cape Hatteras KOA Resort is the ultimate oceanfront campground destination in NC. The Atlantic Ocean on one side and Pamlico sound on the other provide you with gorgeous water views, endless water activities and a vacation like no other.

    If you love being outdoors, then you will love OBX beach camping on Hatteras Island, NC. Our island retreat offers a much different vibe from the northern Outer Banks, as Rodanthe and the other island villages have a more laid-back feel, perfect for getting away from it all. This area still has all the same OBX offerings, though, from water sports to nature-inspired recreation.

    If you are ready to relax, unwind and slow down with some oceanfront camping in North Carolina, plan your beach vacation to Cape Hatteras KOA Resort.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $32 - $130 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Ocean Waves Campground

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    Ocean Waves Campground

    9 Reviews
    45 Photos
    124 Saves
    Rodanthe, North Carolina
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $55 - $67 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Long Point Cabin Camp — Cape Lookout National Seashore

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    Long Point Cabin Camp — Cape Lookout National Seashore

    3 Reviews
    15 Photos
    91 Saves
    Cedar Island, North Carolina

    Overview

    **Due to the amount of damage inflicted by Hurricane Dorian in September 2019, Long Point Cabins are not available. Please check the Current Conditions page on the park website for status.**. Long Point Cabin Camp is located on North Core Banks within beautiful Cape Lookout National Seashore just off the mainland of North Carolina. The historic camp has been a favorite of fisherman and beach goers for many years. The camp can only be reached by boat, adding both privacy and adventure to the trip. Visitors can cross scenic Core Sound to North Core Banks in their personal boat or use the vehicle ferry to bring their personal vehicles across for driving the oceanside beaches.

    Recreation

    The park's sandy beaches are a prime location for fishing, exploring, shelling, swimming, birding and simply relaxing. Spring and fall at Cape Lookout offer what many consider to be some of the best fishing on the Atlantic Coast. Kayaking is a popular activity at the park. With 112 miles of uninhabited shoreline ranging from docile sound to pounding surf, Cape Lookout National Seashore has become one of the premier paddling destinations on the Mid-Atlantic Coast.

    Facilities

    Long Point Cabin Camp offers 10 rustic, wooden beachfront duplex cabins on the Atlantic Coast for individuals and families or small groups. These cabins have electricity. Visitors can rent one half of the duplex (sleeps six) or the whole duplex (sleeps 12). Cabins 9-20 have a connecting door in the center. Each unit is approximately 500 sq ft., and Cabins 9 and 10 are accessible. These units share porches and decks. Each unit contains six single bunk beds with mattresses in a combination sleeping/eating area with ceiling fans, a table and chairs. Kitchens are equipped with cabinets and a propane oven/stove. Private baths are located in each unit, along with a hot water heater and lighting fixtures. Cabins 9-20 have propane heaters. Cabins 3-8 have window air conditioning units. Bathroom facilities are also located within the camp. There are no refrigerators. Campers must provide their own linens, bedding, cookware, food and food storage, coolers, first-aid supplies and anything else needed during their stay. Ice and gas are available at the camp office.

    Natural Features

    Cape Lookout National Seashore is a low, narrow ribbon of sand running from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast side to Beaufort Inlet on the southwest side. At 56 miles long, these barrier islands consist mainly of bare beaches with low dunes covered by scattered grasses, flat grasslands bordered by dense vegetation and large expanses of salt marsh along the sound.

    Nearby Attractions

    Historic Portsmouth Village

    Charges & Cancellations

    Please note: Customers who cancel a cabin reservation less than 14 days prior to the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee. Refunds resulting from storm closures will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Group
    • Market

    $123 / night


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