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Ocracoke Campground

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Tidewater + Outer Banks, North Carolina

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  • All sites have picnic tables and small grills.- Ocracoke Campground
  • Sandy trails lead to the beach.- Ocracoke Campground
  • Many of the campsites are right by the dunes.- Ocracoke Campground
  • There are three restroom and shower facilities.- Ocracoke Campground
  • Even in midsummer the campground doesn't get very crowded.- Ocracoke Campground
  • Local wildflowers are abundant here.- Ocracoke Campground
  • The beach is just a short walk from the campsites.- Ocracoke Campground
  • No offroad vehicles are allowed on this section of the seashore.- Ocracoke Campground
  • Ocracoke is a great place to find seashells.- Ocracoke Campground
  • Looking down on the campground from the dunes.- Ocracoke Campground
  • There are sites on grassy areas as well as sandy ones.- Ocracoke Campground
  • - Ocracoke Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Beachside camping. Not very crowded.
Cons: 
Time-consuming access.
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Region:
Tidewater + Outer Banks, NC
Managed by: 
National Park Service
Price per night (basic site): 
28.00 $ (23.51 €)
Congestion: 
Frequently full
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Total number of sites: 
136
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Ocracoke is easily one of the best places to visit in North Carolina. It's more difficult to get to than other areas of the Outer Banks, which means there are fewer people and more untouched stretches of seashore. Ocracoke Campground is located within Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and it is the closest you can get to camping right on the beach. The campsites are quite spread out along the beachfront. There are sandy trails leading to the beach from each of these sites!

The campground has three free restroom and shower facilities located near a beach access ramp for off-road vehicles. You are welcome to drive on Ocracoke or Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches with a permit, but you cannot camp on the beach or drive in the area directly in front of the Ocracoke Campground.

Reservations can be made for this campground, but they are usually only necessary for holiday weekends. If you don't mind the long drive and ferry trip, Ocracoke has arguably the best camping on the Outer Banks.

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