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.
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.
The campground features 15 campsites and two vault toilets. Each site has a picnic table, fire grill, parking spur, tent pad and lantern post.
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.
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
We really enjoyed our night at Oyster Point. The host was friendly and helped me find another campsite when my was taken by an unregistered guest. We were able to launch kayaks almost directly from campsite #11. Tent pads are big enough for 1 large tent or 2 small tents. The campground is small so fairly quiet.
Metal Fire Ring/Grill
Lots of lantern hooks
Port a Johns were very clean
The bugs are bad in June and bug spray didn't really help.
The sites aren't in order by number.
The gravel road had a lot of ruts in it so getting my trailer with kayaks in and out was a lot of trouble.
Port a johns were noticeably tilted down hill
We stopped to check it out and it was closed due to the coronavirus. It is also the location on the southern trailhead for the Neusiok trail, part of the mountains to see trail. Highly recommend hiking the trail from the campground! Views are beautiful!
Nice little campground well kept. Make sure you don’t check in after hours lol. Make sure you bring good bug spray!!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.