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Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Oyster Point is a small, tranquil campground tucked away in the woods at the edge of Croatan National Forest. Though it is just across the Newport River from Morehead City, getting here requires a roundabout drive northward, then south through a rural neighborhood, and finally a short and bumpy dirt road. If you don't mind the detour, this campground makes a suitable base camp for exploring area destinations like Atlantic Beach, Fort Macon State Park, Rachel Carson Reserve, and Shackleford Banks.

The campground has 15 simple sites with room for one or two vehicles, but no hookups. Amenities are basic. A handful of spigots provide potable water, and vault toilets are located at either end of the campground. Each site has a picnic table, a fire ring with a grill, a tent pad, and a lantern pole. The road and substrate of the sites are gravel and dirt. Reservations are accepted but not required if sites are available. You can self register or check in with the host upon arrival.

The river is just a stone's throw through the trees. Brushy paths lead from some of the sites to the water, but there are no waterfront sites or ramps. Just outside the campground's front entrance is a public canoe launch, however. The parking lot here is shared with the Neusiok Trail, which traverses 21 miles of the national forest.

Note: If you are RV camping or desire more amenities, you may prefer Cedar Point Campground near Swansboro.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

None

Price per night (basic site)

8.00 $ (6.72 €)

Pros

Quiet. Privacy.

Cons

Small sites. Gravelly.

Pets allowed

Yes

Managed by

Forest Service

Address

Forest Rd 181
Newport, NC 28570
United States

Features

Vault toilet
Potable water
Family friendly
ADA accessible
Near lake or river
Fishing

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

15

Maximum trailer length

30.00 ft (9.14 m)

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

5

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Tidewater + Outer Banks, North Carolina
Tidewater + Outer Banks, North Carolina

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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