February 12, 2014

Park Service campgrounds will
begin opening on April 18

The National Park Service campgrounds at Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke will open to the public on Friday, April 18.  Oregon Inlet and Frisco campgrounds will close at noon on Oct. 13.  Ocracoke Island Campground, on a reservation system, will close at noon on Oct. 27. 

Cape Point Campground in Buxton, on Hatteras Island, will open Friday, May 23, for Memorial Day weekend and closes at noon on Sept. 1.

All four campgrounds accommodate 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.

Ocracoke is the only campground at which 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. 

Single campsites at Oregon Inlet, Frisco and Cape Point campgrounds are assigned on a first come first served basis.

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.

No more than six persons and two vehicles may occupy a single campsite.  Camping trailers, including pop-up campers, are considered vehicles.  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 these hours.

Group camping is only available at Oregon Inlet Campground.  Fees for group camping are $4 per person per night for groups of seven to 30 people, including infants and toddlers. The group camping reservation number is 252-441-0882 and reservations can be made beginning March 3, and are useable for the entire 2014 season.  Because of the popularity of the group camping site, it is recommended that reservations be made at least two weeks in advance.

Camping in Cape Hatteras National Seashore is permitted only in designated campgrounds.  Camping on beaches is prohibited.  Pets must be physically restrained at all times on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length.  For more information, please go to www.nps.gov/caha.

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