Frisco Campground is part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Cape Hatteras camping here will put you in a prime location to experience the history, culture, and breathtaking beauty of North Carolina's barrier islands.
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.
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.
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.
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. From the third Friday in April until Columbus Day it can be climbed with a ticket purchased on-site.
South swell and north winds and you are in surfing heaven! check out the bodie and hatteras lighthouse too!
Gorgeous, gorgeous vacation spot. Perfect blend of relaxing + exploring. Highly recommend!
Pros: Very close to the beautiful Cape Hatteras Seashore with beach access, full bathrooms + showers (clean! Just be aware that the showers are COLD—nice in the summer, but still a shock to the system for sure), picnic tables, flat campsites
Cons: Not a whole lot of privacy. Some of the sites in the dunes offer a little extra coverage, but you're still pretty close to your neighbors. Also, very few (if any) sites have any shade at all, so plan accordingly!
Cape Hatteras + the Outer Banks are a fantastic spot to visit. We spent most of our time exploring, so this campground was perfect for setting up a base to sleep + leave our things.
Originally intended on staying at another campground but it ended up being closed. This was the closest alternative and what a pleasant surprise it was. Commodities are the cleanest I've seen. Full bath house with showers as well as a swimming pool. Nestled right along the beach. We stayed in the "rustic" tent sites. Decent amount of trees for shade. Plenty of stuff to do in the area. Highly recommend.