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Oregon Inlet Campground

48 Reviews

About This Campground

National Park Service

Overview

Oregon Inlet Campground is the northernmost campground on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. When camping here, you are within a short distance of the full service town of Nags Head to the north, and the world class fishing at Oregon Inlet to the south.

Recreation

The beach adjacent…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Available
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 40 ft.

Reviews

48 Reviews of Oregon Inlet Campground

Ratings Breakdown

  • 2
  • 0
  • 4
  • 20
  • 22
Star C.
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2021

Cat 3 winds all the time

We had a really tough visit for a family camping trip! we purchased these amazing attached camping tents that you can put a pop-up in between. We assembled our super tent and quickly realized that the wind was not going to allow us to do anything that we had planned. We then proceeded to have the…

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Month of VisitJuly
C
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2021

Nice proximity to beach; cramped w/ road noise

This is our second trip to Oregon Inlet; this time we stayed in the non-electric mixed-use section of B Loop in two tents. The even-numbered sites are closer to the dunes/beach, odd numbers in this section are very small. B and C loop bathrooms are accessible from multiple points around the…

  • Sunrise walk through the dunes to the beach
  • July 2021 COVID protocol for restrooms, which almost no one followed
SiteB20
Month of VisitAugust
K
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2021

Beware of Sand Fleas!

Camped here while exploring the NPS sites of NC. Could hear the calming waves from the tent site, and just a few short minutes of walking to get to the beach, and we even saw a deer on the dunes! Sand fleas were absolutely terrible at night, bring mosquito netting to hang inside your tent! There’s…

Month of VisitAugust

Location

Oregon Inlet Campground is located in North Carolina

Directions

North (From Richmond, VA) Follow I-95 South to Richmond, VA. Take I-64 East toward Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA. Take I-64 or I-664 to Chesapeake, VA. From I-64, take Exit 291B to Route 168, the Chesapeake Expressway (a toll-road costing $3.00- $6.00 each way). Once in North Carolina, Route 168 turns into US-158 East. Follow US-158 East through Nags Head, NC to the junction of NC-12 South. Continue on NC-12 South, and the campground will be on your left just before you reach Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet. West (From Rocky Mount, NC) Follow US-64 East through Tarboro, Williamston, Plymouth, Columbia, and Manteo, crossing the Alligator River Bridge and the Virginia Dare Bridge. Keep going on US-64 East to Nags Head, NC, going over the Washington Baum Bridge, to the junction of NC-12 South. Turn right onto NC-12 South and you will be at the north entrance. Continue on NC-12 South, and the campground will be on your left just before you reach Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet. South (From Florence, SC) Take I-95 North to Wilson, NC. Take US-264 East through Greenville, NC and Washington, NC. From Washington, NC, take US-17 to Williamston and follow US-64 East to Nags Head, NC and the junction of NC-12 South. Continue on NC-12 South, and the campground will be on your left just before you reach Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet.

Address

12001 NC HWY 12
Nags Head, NC 27959

Coordinates

35.80027724 N
75.5450004 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Oregon Inlet Campground is the northernmost campground on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. When camping here, you are within a short distance of the full service town of Nags Head to the north, and the world class fishing at Oregon Inlet to the south.

Recreation

The beach adjacent to the campground can be reached by foot from your campsite as well as by vehicle with a Cape Hatteras Off-Road Vehicle Permit. Popular activities include fishing, swimming, surfing, birding, and shell hunting. The calmer waters of the sound to the west of the campground can be accessed at the public boat launch at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. Popular sound side opportunities include crabbing, clamming, paddle-boarding, boating, and fishing.

Facilities

Each of the three loops in the campground have a bath house with flush toilets, potable water, and heated outdoor showers. Each campsite has a paved parking pad, picnic table, and charcoal grill. There are limited sites with RV hook-ups. A dump and water fill station are located directly across Highway 12 at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, and are free of charge for campers.

Natural Features

The campground is located on the east side of the barrier island, just a short walk through the dunes to the expansive waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Sea Oats and other native flowering plants blanket the dunes providing a picturesque backdrop for your camping experience.

Nearby Attractions

The historic Bodie Island Lighthouse is approximately four miles north of Oregon Inlet Campground on NC Highway 12. From the third Friday in April until Columbus Day visitors can climb the lighthouse with a ticket that can be purchased in the lighthouse visitor center. Coquina Beach Day Use Area is located directly across HWY 12 from the Bodie Island Lighthouse access road. The day use area provides a vehicle free beach perfect for families. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Coquina Beach is staffed with lifeguards to ensure the safety of visitors. Other amenities at Coquina Beach include a bathhouse with outdoor cold showers, flush toilet restrooms, water fountains, and a boardwalk to the beach.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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