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Established Camping

Oyster Point Campground

22 Reviews

About

USDA Forest Service

National Forests in 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

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

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

Fee Info

<p>Campsite Fee and Policy:</p> <p>Campsites should be paid for within 30 mins of arrival. If you arrive and/or setup on the campsite before 5am, you will be required to pay the following for the previous night (Example: if you arrive any time before 5am Saturday morning on a campsite, you must pay the full price for Friday Night)</p> <ul> <li>Single Standard Non-Electric Campsite = $10.00 per night - 8 person limit</li> <ul> <li>Scan & Pay for First Come-First Served sites will add up to an additional $1.00 per day to process electronic payment.</li> </ul> <li>Double Standard Non-Electric Campsite = $20.00 per night - 16 person limit__</li> </ul> <p>America the Beautiful <strong>Senior and Access Passes qualify user for half off the Basic Fee for Single Sites</strong>. There are no camping discounts for Veteran, Annual, Volunteer, or 4th Grade passes</p> <p><strong>Reservations are extra and are non-refundable</strong>. Reservations must be made <strong>3 days</strong> prior to arrival to prevent double bookings, but may be made up to <strong>180 days</strong> in advance__</p><p>Please make sure to contact a campground host to ensure availability before paying for any campsite not reserved prior to your arrival. Failure to check with the campground host for availability may result in the loss of your campsite and camping fee.</p>
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Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • WiFi
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

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  • Sanitary Dump
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22 Reviews

Lucy P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2024

Gem of a campground

Quiet, beautiful, cheap, great cell service. Love this place!

Site14
Month of VisitMarch
Roger W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2023

Water Views and Spacious Sites

Oyster Point: Great sites. Sites w water view are best.
(Scale 1- bad, 5-Very good

(70 yr olds in 17’ trailer with a desire for a campsite that has at least some visual privacy offered - after the trailer is in the spot.)

Overall Rating: 4 Price 2023: $ 5 w interagency pass Usage during visit: Light Site Privacy: Underbrush has been trimmed it looks like. So, there is not as much privacy between sites. Site Spacing: Very wide sites .
Site surface: Gravel Reservations: Yes Campground Noise: Quiet during our stay.
Road Noise: Secluded. No public roads nearby. Through Traffic in campground: No Electric Hookup: No Sewer Hookup: No Dump Station: No Potable Water Available: Yes. One or two spigots. Generators:Allowed Bathroom: Pit toilet is clean and well stocked. Showers: No Pull Throughs: Site 13 is a pull through Cell Service (AT&T): 2 - 4 bars Setting: Pine forest with a more of Newport River Weather: 72 fall day high. Bugs: No mosquitoes. Must be gone for the year Solar: Maybe too forested in some spots. In site # 5 at 9:00 AM we had some solar charge happening Host: Tonia is a delightful host Rig size: Our site would fit a large rig. Sites: I took pictures of the sites on the shore side of the campground. They are the best, but all sites here I would be happy with. Sites #9 and #11 have pathways to a very small private beach. Site 1 is close to a pit toilet. Maybe a smell issue now and then.

Site5
Month of VisitDecember
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Jennifer  M.
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2023

Quiet and secluded

Oyster Point has a ton of charm. It's quiet and serene. Campsites are relatively close but fat enough to feel like there's some privacy. Close to the water and a lovely 21 mile trail. Potable water available along with raised bathrooms and trash receptacles. It's a solid 9/10. Drawbacks are the biting flies and tough ground if you're tenting.

Site8/10
Month of VisitJuly

Location

Oyster Point Campground is located in North Carolina

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Newport, take SR 1154 to Forest Road 181 and turn right.

Address

Forest Road 181
New port, NC 28570

Coordinates

34.7608417 N
76.7617083 W

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