Cape Hatteras National Seashore has four campgrounds within the park. All of the campgrounds have tent, trailer, and motor home sites.
Camping Rules and Information
Reservations and First-Come, First-Serve
Reservations for Ocracoke Campground are recommended and can be made through www.recreation.gov or calling 1-877-444-6777 for dates within the period indicated above, up to six months in advance. Campsites can also be sold on-site at Ocracoke Campground when sites are not fully reserved. Sites are assigned at all other campgrounds on a first-come, first-served basis.
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 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.
Did You Know?
Lightning whelks eat about one large clam per month. The whelk pries the clam open with its muscular foot, wedges the clam open with its shell, then eats the soft inside of the clam. Lightning whelk shells, which whorl to the left, wash up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.