16 Parks near Camp Lejune Marine Base, North Carolina
Nov 2016 - $32.00
We liked this campground because of its location. The Atlantic Coastal waterway and drawbridge is 100 yards in one direction and the Onslow Beach is the same distance in the other. Great location! The registration office staff are friendly and helpful and we had the pick of 1/2 dozen sites. They could be a little longer, but it was no real issue in our 40' motorhome. Another real plus is the NEX mini mart that is next door to the office. Don't think we have seen that anywhere but it is really nice to have that nearby. The wifi is poor so we were unable to connect. If you want a good signal, you have to go near the office to log on. The views and beach are great, the picnic shelters are a plus and this is a place that we will return to. For a military campground, it is a little expensive at $32. That price may affect our return. - rwarner22
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Great location for fishing and the beach. Front sites have a nice covered picnic table. The fishing dock on the Intercoastal waterway could use cleaning. The garbage cans were overflowing with trash. Everyone was polite as expected for a military campground . We even saw some emphibios training going on down the beach. - D Maier
Aug 2015 - $32.00
Quite far from the main entrance to Camp Lejeune.
Be prepared to listed to bombing practice in the morning!
Laundry adjacent to restrooms & showers. $2 to wash, $1.50 to dry.
Easy walk to the beach. Small mini-mart close by.
Easy and fast check-in. Cable boxes provided to hook up to cable TV. - thetravelkids
Jun 2012 - $13.00
This is the way to truly experience the beach and ocean. Hammocks Beach State Park has a welcome center on the mainland near Swansboro, but most of the park is on Bear Island. You must take a ferry or a personal boat to reach the island. Once on the island, you must hike 1/2 mile across the island and at least 1/8 mile up the beach to reach the first campsite. Eleven individual and two group sites are located in the dunes and three additional sites are only accessible by boat. Site 2 was located right over the primary dune on the beach. It was large enough for two small tents and a tarp to cover the picnic table and very private. There are no fires allowed, so stoves are needed. The restrooms, picnic shelters, and a snack bar are 1/8 mile down the beach. The restrooms and showers were clean for beach use (i.e., some sand on the floor). The showers are turned off during the day while day users are on the island and left something to be desired in terms of heat and pressure. There are also 4 outdoor showers available. The snack bar has cold drinks, ice cream, and snack food. There is also a guarded beach during the summer, but the rest of the beach is open for use. Camping here is not for the casual camper and takes planning, but the nights on the beaches are magical. Watching the moon-rise over the beach was incredible. Swimming on what feels like a private beach was wonderful. Shelling, fishing, and hiking made the trip memorable. If you are looking for a chance to reconnect with nature and to experience the beach in a pristine setting, this is the place for you. - dmaerz
Jul 2016 - $57.00
We stayed in the new section for a week. The park is secluded and quiet but only about 15 min drive to the ocean. Food Lion, McDonalds, Hardees about 5-10 min drive. The staff are very friendly and the park has a lot of potential. WiFi in the clubhouse is fast. I would recommend the owners put a picnic table at each site. Fire rings are on each site. All in all a pleasant week. The swimming pool was clean but small. When the new section is completed and full of campers they are going to need a larger or second pool. - Bill Highland Heights Ky
Oct 2015 - $20.00
We stayed here for a month while visiting family and friends. This is a very nice park with excellent office personnel. There are a lot of monthly rentals in the park but all of the people were very friendly. There is a nice dock for fishing or just sitting and looking out at the waterway and watching the birds and boats. There is no boat ramp, but there is one very close to the park. We would definitely stay here again when in the area. - Beachlovers
Sep 2014 - $45.00
We were pleasantly surprised by this park. It is secluded and area attractions are somewhat of a drive away. Management was very friendly, we came in later than expected due to traffic. We were escorted to our site, host turned on and tested water and gave us a brief overview. This park seems to cater mostly to long term guests, and is in excellent condition. The long term guests were very friendly and we felt welcome right away. Construction is currently underway on the new bathhouse which will be nice for the short term guests. We were unable to get wifi in our area of the park, but it was free and fast at the clubhouse. Our US Cellular data stayed mostly on 1X and our Verizon data was only OK with 3G. We especially enjoyed the water views, cool breezes, the pier and the fishing. There isn't a boat ramp here but a wildlife ramp is very close to park and there is space to tie up at pier. If you are looking for a campground close to the beaches, this may not be the place for you. We passed several on our trip to the beach that were much closer to attractions. However if you are looking for a quiet, spacious park with a pool, friendly people, great views and a relaxing atmosphere, we definitely recommend this park. We are planning to return with our kayaks on our next trip to enjoy the water. - JJPP17
Jun 2016 - $41.00
Were assigned to a site in the back of the campground. Could not make one of the turns in my 40 foot motorhome without bending the street sign. Had rained the night before. The grass/dirt site was standing in so much water my rig would probably have gotten stuck. Fortunately, the staff person checked with headquarters and sent us to another sister campground 6 miles away where sites were much better. - mhollis1
Oct 2013 - $53.00
Mostly a seasonal park with a few transient spots, located on Bogue Bay/White Oak River. Most units are park models or permanently anchored. Transient sites are manicured grass with a couple paved sites, paved circular road with some gravel interior roads. Three bathhouses, could be cleaner and updated, nice laundry facility. A couple restaurants are within walking distance, Dunkin Donuts across the street. Wi-Fi available at $6/day subscription. Boat slip and ramp. Aircraft noise from Camp Lejune is frequent. - travelin' guy
Oct 2010 - $63.00
We stayed here October 1-3, 2010 for the Seafood Festival in Morehead. This is one NICE campground. It is located on the sound side instead of the ocean side but it's just a few minutes away from the public beaches on Emerald Ilse. They offer a wonderful twin boat ramp,large pool, clean bath houses, many activities, cookouts, and real nice facilities.The permanent residents of this campground make you feel right at home. We will definitely be going back. - Dakota2010
Nov 2016 - $80.00
Awesome oceanfront camping experience and convenient to all types of restaurants, retail stores and entertainment. They have the most helpful staff, always willing to help. Many of their Red Section sites have ocean view locations. The majority of the campsites have easy pull through access. There is always some kind of weekend activity plan including live music & Sunday worship services. They have the best bathrooms on the east coast. Always clean. They are pet friendly, plus, golf cart friendly. - Rusty Smith
Oct 2016 - $75.00
Great stay this year. Park is always kept clean. Cost is a little high. - CumminZ
Oct 2016 - $70.00
This is a VERY WELL groomed and maintained park consisting mostly of seasonal "campers." The staff was quite friendly and helpful. This park is steps from the ocean, which is a real plus! On the downside - WiFi was so-so. - CO2RV
Jun 2016 - $18.00
Our first visit back since the National Forest Service made a major upgrade investment and re-opened the campground. Roads re-paved, sewage treatment plant and dump station relocated, sites are spacious and nicely re-paved with new picnic tables. The restrooms appear the same, and the showers, which need updating, take a beating from summer visitors. Book ahead for summer stays and look for single sites (some are buddy sites.) I have recommended Cedar Point many times and will return. - NC Writer
Apr 2014 - $11.00
Price reflects Nat. Park Senior Pass Price. Only thing missing is the water & Sewer hookups. Nice clean park, level sites. Dump site w/fresh water available in park. Signage from South could be better, FOLLOW sign to VFW, then straight to Park sign. When in the area again we would stay again. - Ed Mazz
Sep 2013 - $11.00
Price reflects Senior Pass price. The volunteer host was more than accommodating. Very nice shaded level site. Dump station is closed for an extended time. If you are coming from the south: turn north on to NC 58 and proceed about half a mile making a left turn on to VFW Rd. I think the sign says something like National Forest Recreation Area, but doesn't specifically say Cedar Point. I went by and had to make a u-turn. If you are coming from the north the signage is correct. - mrracechaser
May 2013 - $11.00
What a nice campground. The campground hosts were very friendly and helpful. The campground is clean and well maintained with spacious sites. Really enjoyed our stay here. Although there are some sites that are on a first come, first serve basis, we would recommend reservations as this campground - was very busy when we were there. - hbcamper
Mar 2012 - $17.00
This is a good campground to stay in for visit at Crystal Coast. Access to beaches and Ft Macon State Park is about a 30 minute drive away and is a definite must see. We didn't have time to visit the aquarium but it's an easy drive as well. Bathrooms/showers were clean but be prepared to keep hitting the shower button. I don't mind having the automatic cutoff - but seems like they could have the water on for more than 30 seconds at a time. The sites are large, nicely spaced and paved. The water faucets are plentiful so not having direct access isn't really a problem. The power was strong, TV over air reception very good and Verizonmountainborn@gmail.com mifi worked really well. Water access is close by. We will return. - obxblond
Nov 2006 - $17.00
This NFS campground is one big loop with very large back-ins with 30 amp power. Central water and dump. Lots of trees to block satellite reception, but the branches are so high that you can see half the sites from almost any site. Close to town, but very little highway noise. Excellent trails through the marshland. There are warnings about mosquitoes, chiggers, ticks, and yellow flies in the summer, but November was perfect. Room for any size rig. Very well maintained. - Denali
Jul 2016 - $78.00
We arrived late one evening. We couldn't back into our site as there were cars and trucks blocking the way. The 50 amp wasn't working, so we had to run our generator all night for the air conditioner (95 degree weekend). Called the office first thing in the morning and they said the "electrician" wouldn't be in until 11am. He came and replaced the breaker. At check-in we asked if we could get any discount for the inconvenience and were told we could take $5 off our bill. Jeez! This was our second stay at this park. We came back because the location is perfect for our family...right on the beach, but we won't be coming back again. It's just too much of a headache to deal with the inconveniences during both of our stays! - Glenn Siron
May 2016 - $65.00
Stayed in site 86 right on the ocean. 25 yards from the path behind the motorhome to the beach. We encountered a very friendly staff person. Rate paid reflects three nights off season rate and one night season rate. Rate in season is $78 per night. Yikes. But location is everything. Full hookups including cable. No WiFi. Mostly very well maintained seasonal sites in this CG. For its size found it to be very quiet and sleeping to the sounds of the waves was great. Good stores for food and supplies in the area. Sites are tight but doable with slides and awning with many concrete aprons, sand and some grass. Put a bucket of water outside your door to rinse off sand before going into the RV. No trees contrary to the name of the campground. - travlinphoolz
Aug 2015 - $78.00
The hosts weren't overly friendly, but the ocean-front spots couldn't be beat!! There are a LOT of permanent folks, but everyone we met there was really nice! We did have to book a minimum of 5 nights for the ocean-front site, even though we could only stay 3, but the park was full, so it was worth it! The bathrooms/showers were clean, but needed a little "spiffing" up...great for washing off the sand before we headed back to the rig for our full-on showers. Would most definitely stay here again. - Glenn Siron
Sep 2016 - $45.00
As others have said, if you're looking for a resort-style experience, this is not the campground for you. If you're opposed to seeing other RVs that have some age to them, this is not the campground for you.
However, if you're looking for a quaint, clean park with direct access to the beach, then look no further. What this park lacks in amenities it more than makes up for in charm and relaxation. Fishing poles and flip flops are the order of the day here.
The park itself is relatively small and they do pack folks in tight. Our particular site had a picnic table and room for our awning and that was about it. It's no tighter than your average KOA, but the thing to remember here is that you're here to go to the beach, visit the local tourist traps, eat seafood and generally enjoy everything except your RV. We had ample room to grill and eat, sit outside and chat with neighbors while listening to the waves in the evenings.
The park is primarily flat and sandy but fairly well maintained. Our site was not paved but level and solid enough. There is a game room that contains a few pool tables and an air hockey table. The office contains a small store that has the basic stuff one might expect to see at a campground store. The people here are super friendly, helpful and love nothing more than to sit on the porch and BS for hours. If you need ideas on where to go eat or what to go see, the office is probably the best place to start.
I do realize that $45 per night may not seem like a value to some, especially when one realizes that there's no pool, no dog park, and no playground, but if you've ever spent a week on Topsail Island in an oceanside rental house, you'll immediately realize that $45 per night is a steal. Again, you're here for the beach, not the playground. The real playground is just over the dunes and it's the best playground I could imagine for kids and their parents alike.
Oh, Verizon cell service works just fine here. - PirateMonkey
May 2016 - $50.00
This campground is on the ocean side which is nice. We were there in the off-season so it was not crowded. Full service and the WI FI worked very well which is not always the case. Our site was sand/grass, sunny/open, and had a picnic table. - sue2
Jul 2013 - $40.00
We spent six days here, and selected this campground due to the close proximity to the ocean. We were very pleased. This is not a luxury campground, nor does it advertise itself as one. The "9" rating is comparing this campground to how it is advertised. It you are expecting a resort, this isn't for you. If you want friendly folks, relaxing atmosphere, with the Atlantic Ocean is just a few hundred yards from your camper...this is for you. The owners are very friendly, as are the fellow campers. We are new at the camping lifestyle, so I was surprised to see someone "camping" in his car, but to each his own, I guess. There are quite a few "seasonal" sites here, which I found to be a bonus...since these folks were very knowledgable about the area. The camp store provided us with a few staples that we ran out of, which was very nice, at reasonable prices. Parking is tight, but doable. The staff will help park the trailers if spaces are too tight, which I did not realize until after we had parked. Topsail Island is a great place. Not over populated like so many others. And, it's dog friendly all hours, 365 days of the year. - LMNC