Cape Point Campground will stay open through Thanksgiving
National Park Service announced today that it will extend the season at
Cape Point Campground, keeping it open almost three additional months
through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The campground, which had been scheduled to closed after the Labor Day
weekend on Sept. 7, will now close on Monday, Nov. 30, at noon.
“We’re trying out an extended season of the Cape Point Campground this
year to improve visitor accommodations in this popular area during the
time of year when pedestrians and off-road vehicle users have the most
access to the beaches in the area” stated Cape Hatteras National
Seashore Superintendent David Hallac.
Oregon Inlet and Frisco Campgrounds will close as planned at noon on
Oct. 12, and Ocracoke Island Campground will close at noon on Oct.
four campgrounds accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes up to 35
feet in length. Each campground provides rest rooms, potable
water, unheated showers, grills, and picnic tables. No hookups
(utility connections) are available.
Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke campgrounds are all on a reservation
system. Cape Point campground may be added at a later date but,
for now, remains a first-come, first-serves campground.
visitors at the other campgrounds will continue to be able to make
advanced reservations for campsites. Reservations can be made by
calling: 1-877-444-6777 or via the Internet at www.recreation.gov and
can be made up to six months in advance.
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 10 p.m. and 6
a.m. Generators may not be operated during these hours. Group
camping is available only at Oregon Inlet Campground. The group
camp site accommodates groups of 7-30 people, including infants and
toddlers. Due to the popularity of the group camping site, it is
recommended that reservations be made at least two weeks in advance.
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.