Cape Hatteras National Seashore | CAMPING


There are four campgrounds within Cape Hatteras National Seashore that are run by the National Park Service: Oregon Inlet Campground on Bodie Island, Frisco and Cape Point campgrounds on Hatteras Island, and Ocracoke Campground on Ocracoke Island. There is a Group Campground at Oregon Inlet. There are also a number of private campgrounds in the towns that are scattered throughout the park. There is no camping allowed on the beach.

Only the Oregon Inlet campground has electricity and water hook-ups, but only at 47 of 120 sites. Dump stations for RVs are located near the campgrounds. Each site has a picnic table and grill. There are modern restrooms, drinking water, and outdoor showers with cold water (inside a wooden shelter, so nobody can see you take a shower) at various locations around the campgrounds. Operating seasons vary per campground (typically April through Columbus Day), so before making travel plans, be sure to check the Cape Hatteras National Seashores’ Campgrounds web page for the latest schedule, rates, and campground rules.

Reservations are required for all campgrounds.

See the following web pages for details and photos of the campgrounds:

Oregon Inlet Campground

Cape Point Campground

Frisco Campground

Ocracoke Campground

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Last updated on July 8, 2020
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