Frisco Campground

Frisco Campground

National Park Service

Cape Hatteras National Seashore has four campgrounds within the park. All of the campgrounds have tent, trailer, and motor home sites.

Campground Location Sites Reservable? Hook-ups? Opens Closes Cost
Oregon Inlet

Oregon Inlet Campground
Highway 12
Nags Head, NC 27954


35° 48' 1.1046”
-75° 32' 42.7704"

120 Yes No

Third Friday in April

Columbus Day

Cape Point

46700 Lighthouse Road
Buxton, NC 27920


35° 14' 10.3482”
-75° 31' 52.0962"

202 No No

Friday before Memorial Day

Noon on November 30 $20

53415 Billy Mitchell Road
Frisco, NC 27936


35° 14' 4.5456”
-75° 36' 31.734"

127 Yes No

Third Friday in April

Columbus Day


4352 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke, NC 27960


35° 7' 32.9622”
-75° 55' 21.0144"

136 Yes No

Third Friday in April

Last Monday in October


Camping Rules and Information
  • Camping is permitting only at designated campgrounds.
  • All campgrounds have modern restrooms, potable water, unheated showers, grills and tables.
  • Check-out time is noon.
  • No more than two vehicles (pop-up camper is considered a vehicle) and six persons may occupy a single site.
  • Parking space for extra vehicles is severely limited, so plan accordingly. If you must bring more than two vehicles, make arrangements to park your extra vehicle outside the park or purchase an additional campsite.
  • From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, camping is limited to a total of 14 days within a 30-day period.
  • The campgrounds are located on the ocean side separated from the beach by barrier dunes. Frisco Campground is located among sand dunes. All others are on level ground. Soil at all the campgrounds is sandy; therefore, longer than normal tent stakes are recommended.
  • There are no shade trees.
  • Mosquitoes may be a problem, so netting and insect repellent are recommended.

Reservations and First-Come, First-Serve
Reservations for Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke Campgrounds are recommended and can be made through or calling 1-877-444-6777 for dates within the period indicated above, up to six months in advance. Reservations must be made at least three days in advance. Campsites can also be sold on-site at Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke Campgrounds when sites are not fully reserved. Sites are assigned at Cape Point Campground on a first-come, first-served basis.

Group Camping
Camping for groups of 7–30 people is available only at Oregon Inlet Campground. These sites must be reserved at least two weeks in advance by calling 252-441-0882, and can be reserved up to twelve months in advance. Group camping is $4 per person, per night, including infants and toddlers.

Holders of the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior or Access Pass, or the Golden Age or Access pass are eligible for a 50% discount on their campsite. If making a reservation, pass information must be provided at that time to receive the discount.

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