NPS campground season will be extended until Nov. 28
season will be extended for all four campgrounds in the Cape Hatteras
National Seashore this season. The campgrounds -- Oregon Inlet, Cape
Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke -- will open April 15, 2016 and will remain
open until Nov. 28.
The campgrounds have usually opened in April, but have closed anywhere
from Labor Day -- for Cape Point -- to the end of October for
Ocracoke. Frisco and Oregon Inlet have closed around Columbus Day
in past years.
All campgrounds accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes up to 35
feet. Each campground also provides rest rooms, potable water, showers,
grills, and picnic tables. No hookups (utility connections) are
New for the 2016 camping season, Cape Point Campground visitors will,
for the first time, be able to make advance reservations for camping.
Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke campground visitors will continue to
be able to make advanced reservations for campsites and reservations
are currently being taken. 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.
No more than six people 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
campsite accommodates groups of seven to 30 people, including infants
and toddlers. 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.