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part ofCape Hatteras National Seashore, National Park Service
Status: Open through Sun Oct 25 2015   Season Dates


Located in the famous Outer Banks area of the stunning North Carolina coast, this campground is perfect for a beach getaway trip.

Natural Features:

Ocracoke Campground sits on a barrier island along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The shore a recreational oasis for beach lovers. This ribbon of sand provides some of the most dazzling scenery that the Atlantic coast has to offer.


The seashore provides a place for active recreation or for quiet reflection. Campers can visit a lighthouse, look for seashells, go fishing and clamming or just sit back and enjoy the peace and beauty of the white sandy beaches.

More active recreational activities include swimming, kayaking and windsurfing.

Bird and wildlife viewing is also a popular pastime for campers. The seashore provides a home and habitat for creatures large and small, on land and in the water.


Ocracoke Campground is only accessible by ferry or aircraft. Campsites are located on sandy soil, so campers are encouraged to bring extra long tent stakes. Flush toilets, drinking water, cold showers and grills are all provided for a more comfortable beach camping experience.

The campground is conveniently located on the ocean side, separated from the beach by barrier dunes.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby Ocracoke Village offers restaurants, gift shops, grocery stores, a gas station and tackle shop.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Beach Access
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • There is no shade at the campground
  • Accessible only by ferry or aircraft; ferry reservations may be required during peak season
  • Check in with the campground office upon arrival
  • If arriving after 10 pm, please call 252-928-6671
  • There are two vehicles allowed per site
  • Mosquitos are common, and insect spray is recommended

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.12278, -75.92611
35°7'22"N, 75°55'34"W

The campground is located off North Carolina Route 12, three miles east of Ocracoke Village and ten miles west of Hatteras inlet ferry terminal.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

4352 Irvin Garrish Hwy

Phone Number:

Information:  (252)928-6671
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