The 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 available.
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.