Cape Point Campground

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Tidewater + Outer Banks, North Carolina

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Cape Point Campground


  • Cape Point Beach is just a short walk away.- Cape Point Campground
  • Beach access from Cape Point Campground.- Cape Point Campground
  • The entrance to Cape Point Campground.- Cape Point Campground
  • Cape Point Campground.- Cape Point Campground
  • Even during summer, there are plenty of open sites.- Cape Point Campground
  • Cape Point Campground.- Cape Point Campground
  • Typical site in Cape Point Campground.- Cape Point Campground
  • Cape Point Campground.- Cape Point Campground
  • Each site has a picnic table and a charcoal grill.- Cape Point Campground
  • Cape Point Campground.- Cape Point Campground
  • Unidentified species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Cape Point Campground
  • The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is visible from the campground!- Cape Point Campground
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Close to many Hatteras attractions. Largest campground in the area.
Not as scenic as other Outer Banks campgrounds.
Tidewater + Outer Banks, NC
Managed by: 
National Park Service
Price per night (basic site): 
20.00 $ (16.79 €)
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Year round: 
Open from: 
April 01 to November 30
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Total number of sites: 
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Campground Description

Campground Description


With 199 sites, Cape Point Campground is the largest campground in Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Centrally located near Cape Point Beach, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the towns of Buxton and Hatteras, this is a great place to pitch your tent for a night or two.

Unlike the nearby Frisco Beach Campground, Cape Point Campground is in a more compact area. It's open and grassy with four restroom and shower buildings, providing an easy camping experience. Each site is allowed six persons and two cars. Visitors can walk or take a quick drive to Cape Point Beach, where there is also an off-road vehicle ramp for driving on the beach. If you choose to drive on the beach, make sure you pick up a permit at one of the park's visitors centers or print one online.

Cape Point Campground is open from late April to late November. With so much to do in the area, camping here is an easy choice.

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