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CAMPING INFORMATION - 2013 SEASON
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Cape Hatteras National Seashore has four campgrounds, all capable of serving tents, trailers, and motor homes. Reservations can be made ONLY for Ocracoke Campground, through recreation.gov, for dates within the period indicated above. Sites are assigned at all other campgrounds, on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsites can also be sold on-site at Ocracoke Campground when sites are not fully reserved. Reservations for Ocracoke are recommended and can be made on-line at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Verify that your reservation is for the correct campground, equipment, start date, and length of stay. For further park information call (252) 473-2111. Camping for groups of 7-30 people is available ONLY at Oregon Inlet Campground. These sites must be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance by calling (252) 441-0882. Group camping is $4.00 per person, per night, (including infants and toddlers).
Camping is permitted ONLY at designated campgrounds. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, camping is limited to a total of 14 days within a 30-day period. All campgrounds have modern restrooms, potable water, unheated showers, grills and tables. NO utility connections are available. 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, netting and insect repellent are recommended. The campgrounds are located on the ocean side separated from the beach by barrier dunes.
Fees: 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.
Site: 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 please plan accordingly. If you must bring more than two vehicles, we recommend you make arrangements to park your extra vehicle outside the park or purchase an additional campsite.
· 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
Did You Know?
The U.S. Weather Bureau Station on Hatteras Island was built in 1901 and was one of 11 stations built around the country. It is one of only three remaining stations nationwide, and the only one in the nation restored to its 1901 condition. The station was reopened in 2007 to house a visitor center.