Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
Water Unknown
About Oyster Point Campground

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.

Recreation

Canoeing and fishing are popular options. Power boating is allowed on the Newport River. 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

The campground features 15 campsites and two vault toilets. Each site has a picnic table, fire grill, parking spur, tent pad and lantern post.

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.

ADA Access: N

Sites
15
Price
$10.00 - $20.00
Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Drive In
Features
ADA Accessible
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
No Water Hookups
Contact
Location
Oyster Point Campground is located in North Carolina
Latitude
34.7608 N
Longitude
-76.7617 W
Get Directions
Directions
From Newport, take SR 1154 to Forest Road 181 and turn right.
6 Reviews of Oyster Point Campground
Nice little camp

Nice little campground well kept. Make sure you don’t check in after hours lol. Make sure you bring good bug spray!!!

Nice, convenient and secluded

Found the campground on a map and went to see what it was all about. Sites are very large and well maintained. The bathroom is a vaulted toilet. The water spot is close to sites. No power, that makes it real camping. Great experience.

Very nice

It was our first time visiting. The host was very nice, the camp sites clean and kept. We found a few paths to the river but the river access was very small. There is a Mountain-to-Sea path nearby as well.

Peaceful and remote

Oyster Point Campground is no frills. But vault toilets were well maintained and cleaned. 

Campsites are large and spread out. Logs were at each campsite when we arrived,  great for firewood or for seating around the campfire. 

Campground sits along a body of water, but no water access from any sites. At the entrance to campground there are hiking trails.

Area is remote. Closest shopping was more than 10 miles away.

Host was friendly and personable.

Highly recommend and will return again ourselves.

great host

just want to start by saying the camp host, Tanya, is awesome. super friendly and helpful. bathrooms were very clean and well stocked.

the flys were bitting, but the mosquitos were not terrible.

there is water access but no beach.

sites have a good amount of trees to give prIvacy.

$10 a night

First to Review
Simple spot near the water

Not a whole lot going on at this site. The trail was washed out without warning. There are toilets available without running water. Bugs were bad but that’s to be expected. Not a bad place, not great either.