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Cape Hatteras Seashore Campgrounds Open for 2007 Season
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that Oregon Inlet, Frisco and Ocracoke Campgrounds will open Friday, April 6, 2007 for the season. All campgrounds accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes no longer than 35 feet. Each campground provides rest rooms, potable water, unheated showers, grills, and picnic tables, but no utility connections are available.
The Cape Point Campground opens May 25 and closes September 3. Oregon Inlet and Frisco Campgrounds open April 6 and close on October 8; Ocracoke Campground opens April 6 and closes October 30th.
Camping fees for Oregon Inlet, Frisco and Cape Point will remain at $20 per night and camping fees at Ocracoke Campground will increase to $23 per night. Holders of the Golden Age or Golden Access passes, or the new Interagency Senior or Access passes, will receive a 50% discount on their camp sites.
Group camping is available at Oregon Inlet Campground. Fees for group camping have increased from $3.00 to $4.00 per person per night (for groups of 7 – 30 people) including infants and toddlers. The group camping reservations 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 advanced reservations. In 2007 a new National Park Service Contractor, Reserve America, will be operating this service. Reservations for Ocracoke can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or on the Internet at www.recreation.gov. 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. Pop-up campers are considered vehicles. Parking space for extra vehicles is very limited, so please make arrangements to park your extra vehicle outside the park or rent an additional campsite. Camp sites may be occupied for no more than 14 consecutive days. Generators may not be operated between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Camping in Cape Hatteras National Seashore is permitted only in designated campgrounds.
Did You Know?
The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night.
When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.