Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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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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Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass

Not Required

Open from

April 01 to November 30

Price per night (basic site)

20.00 $ (16.79 €)


Close to many Hatteras attractions. Largest campground in the area.


Not as scenic as other Outer Banks campgrounds.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

National Park Service


Historically significant
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Family friendly



Total number of sites



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