April 1, 2013
Park Service campgrounds will open April 19
The National Park Service Campgrounds at Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke will open to the public on Friday, April 19.
The opening was expected to be April 5, but was delayed two weeks by forced federal budget cuts, also known as sequestration.
Oregon Inlet and Frisco campgrounds will close at noon on Oct. 14. Ocracoke Campground will close at noon on Oct. 28.
permitting, Cape Point Campground in Buxton on Hatteras Island, will
open Sunday, May 26, for Memorial Day weekend and closes on Monday,
Cape Hatteras National Seashore has four
campgrounds, all capable of accommodating tents, trailers, and motor
homes (up to 35 feet). Each campground provides rest rooms,
potable water, unheated showers, grills, and picnic tables. No
hookups (utility connections) are available.
Camping fees at
Oregon Inlet, Frisco and Cape Point are $20 per night. The
camping fee at Ocracoke Campground is $23 per night. Holders of
the Interagency Senior or Access passes and the Golden Age or Golden
Access passes receive a 50 percent discount on their campsite.
camping is available only at Oregon Inlet Campground. Fees for
group camping are $4 per person per night (for groups of 7-30 people),
including infants and toddlers. The group reservation number is
252-441-0882 and reservations must be made at least two weeks in
Ocracoke is the only National Park Service campground
on the Outer Banks where visitors can make advance reservations for
non-group campsites. Reservations can be made by calling
1-877-444-6777 or on the Internet at www.recreation.gov and can be made
up to six months in advance. Campsites at Oregon Inlet, Frisco
and Cape Point campgrounds are assigned on a first come-first served
No more than six persons and two vehicles may occupy a
single campsite. Camping trailers, including pop-up campers, are
considered vehicles. Parking space for extra vehicles is limited,
so please make arrangements to park your extra vehicle outside the park
or rent an additional campsite. From Memorial Day weekend through
Labor Day weekend, all camping is limited to a total of 14 days within
a 30-day period. Quiet hours are between the hours of 9 p.m. and
7 a.m. Generators may not be operated during those hours. Please
be considerate of fellow campers.
Camping in Cape Hatteras
National Seashore is permitted only in designated campgrounds.
Camping on the beaches is prohibited. Pets must be physically
restrained at all times on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in
For more information, please visit http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm
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
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