• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

2013 Campground Season Announced

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Date: April 1, 2013
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9000

Outer Banks Group Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced today that the Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke Campgrounds will open to the public on Friday, April 19, 2013.Oregon Inlet and Frisco campgrounds will close at noon on October 14, 2013; Ocracoke campground will close at noon on October 28, 2013.Weather permitting, Cape Point Campground in Buxton on Hatteras Island, will open Sunday, May 26, 2013 for Memorial Day weekend and closes on Monday, September 2, 2013.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore has four campgrounds, all capable of accommodating tents, trailers, and motor homes (up to 35 feet.)Each campground provides rest rooms, potable water, unheated showers, grills, and picnic tables.No hookups (utility connections) are available.

Camping fees at Oregon Inlet, Frisco and Cape Point are $20 per night.The camping fee at Ocracoke Campground is $23 per night.Holders of the Interagency Senior or Access passes and the Golden Age or Golden Access passes receive a 50% discount on their campsite.

Group camping is only available at Oregon Inlet Campground.Fees for group camping are $4.00 per person per night (for groups of 7-30 people) including infants and toddlers.The group reservation number is 252-441-0882 and reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Ocracoke is the only National Park Service campground on the Outer Banks where visitors can make advance reservations for non-group campsites.Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or on the Internet at www.recreation.gov and can be made up to six months in advance.Campsites at Oregon Inlet, Frisco and Cape Point campgrounds are assigned on a first come/first served basis.

No more than 6 persons and two vehicles may occupy a single campsite.Camping trailers, including pop-up campers, are considered vehicles.Parking space for extra vehicles is limited, so please make arrangements to park your extra vehicle outside the park or rent an additional campsite.From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, all camping is limited to a total of 14 days within a 30-day period.Quiet hours are between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.. Generators may not be operated during those hours.Please be considerate of fellow campers.

Camping in Cape Hatteras National Seashore is permitted only in designated campgrounds.Camping on the beaches is prohibited.Pets must be physically restrained at all times on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length.

For more information, please visit http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

Campground Locations:

Oregon Inlet Campground - Highway 12, Nags Head, NC 27954

Cape Point Campground - 46700 Lighthouse Rd., Buxton, NC 27920

Frisco Campground - 53415 Billy Mitchell Rd., Frisco, NC 27936

Ocracoke Campground - 4352 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960



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Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.