Cape Point Campground, North Carolina Outer Banks | Established Campground

United States

Details

Verified:
about 1 year ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Papin

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Yes
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Yes

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Description

Seasonal Closures. Check website to confirm opening dates

Cape Point is part of the United States National Parks System and is located within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The seashore is better known as the "North Carolina Outer Banks" and it is near here where the Wright Brothers first flew an airplane. The campground has 202 sites and it is completely flat. There are showers but there is no hot water. No electricity, water or full hookups. However, if you need to re-fill your potable water you can do so at the dump which is just 1 Mile/1.6 KM from the camp entrance. Something to be aware of is that there is no shade at all (perfect for solar panels) and there is almost always a nice breeze.

Unlike most National Park Campgrounds there is no Ranger on duty at this Campground. However, there is a telephone number you can call to report any incidents. The Campground is almost never full. We have been going here since 2016 and four years later we can report that the most campers we have seen is about 10-20% capacity.

Because it is a "rugged" campground by National Campgrounds standards, it tends to draw people that like to enjoy nature. BUT BE AWARE, on long weekends when there may be a US Holiday, you may have "weekend campers" that lack camping etiquette, for example, you may have a new RV owner running the generator all night. If you have an issue, call the number they provide at check-in (self-check-in), provide the site number of the camper not following the rules and the Rangers will show up and take care of the problem.

This is hidden Jewell by "North Carolina Outer Banks" standards.

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This campground is open. Bookings have to be made online through recreation.govIt is $20/night. Has showers and restrooms.

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closed for the season, reopens in April 2023.

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Very chill spot maybe 5 people in the whole campground.

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As described nice campground with open layout, great in off season as nobody around even on Saturday night. Clean facilities. Great surf beach at old lighthouse. Do yourself a favor and go to Orange Blossom Bakery for pastries.

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Stayed here 2 nights with my 14’ trailer. Lose to the beach. $20 a night, pay i line because they do have rangers checking. No shade at all, but great spot! Definitely recommend

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Was planning on only staying one night but can't beat a $20 campsite on the outer banks, so I ended up staying a second night. I would reccomend booking your campsire when you get there so you can see what is open and how you want to position yourself with the wind. The farthest west camp road has the only real protection (a tree line) from the wind if you are worried about that. I stayed in spot J013 as it was perfectley positioned close to the bathrooms, showers, and a water spiget steps away. It was windy both days that I was there so if it is hard for you to sleep because of that I wouldn't reccomend it. There is also a south beach access on the southwest side of the campground which was nice as it was not very busy for a friday & saturday. But again it will probably be windy, I got sand blasted the whole walk to the beach once I got out there it wasn't bad.

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pretty nice campground. It is $20 a night which isn't to bad. One of the cheapest campgrounds around here. There is no Electric /water hookups, but there are a few water spigot spread through out the park but you can't hook up a water hose to it.It can get very windy here but feels great on hot days. I would definitely stay here again. Very peaceful.

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Two nights here--off season so we were one of only about 6 or 7 other campers in a 200+ site campground. Besides the day use people that drove through, it was like we had it to ourselves. Some facilities we're closed for construction, but we we're self sufficient, so no problem. Beach access is a bit of a walk from the CG, or you can get a permit online to drive into the beach with appropriate 4WD vehicle. Good hiking trails nearby. The lighthouse flashes every 7.5 seconds, so be prepared for that.

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Cape Point is part of the United States National Parks System and is located within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The seashore is better known as the "North Carolina Outer Banks" and it is near here where the Wright Brothers first flew an airplane. The campground has 202 sites and it is completely flat. There are showers but there is no hot water. No electricity, water or full hookups. However, if you need to re-fill your potable water you can do so at the dump which is just 1 Mile/1.6 KM from the camp entrance. Something to be aware of is that there is no shade at all (perfect for solar panels) and there is almost always a nice breeze.

Unlike most National Park Campgrounds there is no Ranger on duty at this Campground. However, there is a telephone number you can call to report any incidents. The Campground is almost never full. We have been going here since 2016 and four years later we can report that the most campers we have seen is about 10-20% capacity.

Because it is a "rugged" campground by National Campgrounds standards, it tends to draw people that like to enjoy nature. BUT BE AWARE, on long weekends when there may be a US Holiday, you may have "weekend campers" that lack camping etiquette, for example, you may have a new RV owner running the generator all night. If you have an issue, call the number they provide at check-in (self-check-in), provide the site number of the camper not following the rules and the Rangers will show up and take care of the problem.

This is hidden Jewell by "North Carolina Outer Banks" standards.

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