16 RV 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
Sites: 30 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 6 Reviews
Mar 2017 - $47.00
This park is now called Harbor Point RV Community. It is right on the water, has spacious and clean sites. It was too windy and cold to kayak but looks like it would be fun. This is a gated community during the night hours. There are a lot of permanent and seasonal RVs here. Verizon in the campground was non-existent. We were told at the office that Verizon turned it's towers over to other providers a couple years ago. Deposits are non-refundable. If you have to cancel consider changing your dates. - Ramblin-Roll
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
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
Aug 2017 - $105.00
Nice clean park right on Emerald Isle beach. We stayed in the red section, sites were mostly grass and OK in size, did not feel like we were on top of our neighbors. The bathhouses were very clean all of the time. The park is kept clean throughout the day and the owner takes very good care of the facilities. Really like how outdoor showers were provided on the way back from the beach. The only negatives I have are the $5 daily pet fee, the $5 daily cable fee and that the bathhouses required a physical key for entrance, and the key required a $5 deposit. If we are in the area again, we will definitely stay here again. - theengle
Jun 2017 - $108.00
If you want to be as close to the beach as possible, this is the place. We camped over the weekend in June and it was packed. I'm sure it stays 100% full through the summer. A typical resort-type park with lots of on-site amenities (pool, arcade, clubhouse area, etc). Very kid- and pet-friendly. No fire rings provided (in fact, no open fires allowed unless in a fire pit 2+ feet from the ground), so this was our first-ever trip without s'mores. :(
But, there were three private access entrances to the beach, each with water/hoses to showers off the sand. (But it didn't really help. Our trailer was full of sand by the time we left, but the beach was well worth it!) Hopefully your neighbors will be nice, because you'll be seeing a lot of them, as the sites are right on top of each other. Overall, a nice way to spend time at the beach. - ricks99
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
Dec 2017 - $17.00
Basics: Paved roads easy to get around in with paved sites that are all pretty long. They just have power at the sites 20/30/50 and water scattered around the CG and the dump station. Verizon phone and MiFi work well. Showers were clean but it's a push button shower and it takes 5-8 pushes to get something other than cold water then it's just warm with mediocre pressure. They have a nice hiking trail and elevated board walk through the tidal marsh lands. If you enjoy the sound of distant thunder everyday you're in luck come rain or shine. Camp Lejeune Marine Base is just down the road and you'll be serenaded by the sounds of mortars, heavy artillery, naval gun fire, rocket fire, demolition training, some fixed winged and rotary winged aircraft. They generally limit the training from 0800 hrs to 2359 hrs (8 am-1159 pm) 7 days a week. You can get the scheduled by going to the camp website and look under "Training", "Scheduled Noise Generating Events". It won't shake you out of your chair but it will occasionally rattle a few windows. Outside of that it's very nice quiet CG that has a lot space between sites and partial shade. This is the second time we stayed here and would do so in the future. One note is that they lock the gate at 10 pm, this seems to be a North Carolina thing that I'm not particulary fond of. - pumper9x9
Nov 2017 - $17.00
Your car GPS will drive you past the entrance and makes it difficult to turn around near a dead end. When driving up VFW road look on the LEFT side about 1 mile into the road for State Park signs. My GPS said destination on the right and I missed the entrance on the left. No water hookup at sites but there's potable water to fill up just past the dump station. We got 4 days of showers in our RV before running out of water and easily towed over to the dump station and potable water station to dump and fill up. There is no office to check in. Just go directly to your reserved site. There will be a sign at your site with your name and reserved dates. Very full on weekends. Weekdays there were walk in spots available. For walk in there is a co-host that will assign you a site. - Florida Fiver
Oct 2017 - $15.00
Beautiful park with spacious sites. Only has electric ( 30/50 amp) no water or sewer. Concrete pads easy to level. Biggest complaint was the bathroom and shower facility. We do not usually use campground facility's, but we were here for a week and with no water or sewer we did not want to hook up to refill water and use dump. Bathrooms looked like they are not cleaned regularly and no soap provided for washing hands. The showers were not cleaned the whole week we were there and were gross, mold and fungus on everything. We would not stay here again, which is a shame because it's a very nice park. - bobvt
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
May 2017 - $50.00
2 night min. 2% extra charge for using a credit card on sales over $100. Site was supposedly 50ft-but our 45ft MH with tow bar spilled over onto the site behind us and our mirrors crept out into the road. Not very inviting site, just a lot, no trees/shade, no patio or table. We were ok with that since we spent our time at our daughters home. Over priced for what it is but less than the other parks nearby. Good Verizon signal. Wifi worked well. About 99% are seasonal/long term sites-everyone was friendly. We'd go back because our daughter lives nearby. - Ramblin-Roll
Jun 2017 - $50.00
Location, Location, Location. That's the big deal for us at this RV Park. It is right on the Atlantic Ocean. A short walk and you are on the beach. The place is old and spaces are tight. Lots of long-term summer residents. Many are fisher people who haul their tackle and gear out to the beach and spend the morning and evening hours. Friendly folk. The lady who checks you in and runs the place is a dear. Showers and toilets are tight and old, but everything works and the water is good and plentiful. Sewer hookup is the rear of your site and was a long run from our RV port. The nice rustic park. - Livermorered
May 2017 - $55.00
This is my second review of this campground as it was our second time staying with them. We love the place so this probably will not be my last review of it either! Surf City Family Campground still isn't a place to visit if you're worried about exclusivity or have issues with folks spending the night in their car/truck in order to get an extra day of fishing in. They do an excellent job of managing the facilities despite the seemingly last-minute nature of a lot of their guests, and anyone I've ever had a conversation with while staying there was more than pleasant. Again, it's not a resort - don't expect it to be. You will be relatively close to your neighbors. You probably won't be having a campfire. But remember, you're not tucked into the woods, you're at the beach, so put on your flip-flops, pack a cooler full of beverages (no glass, please!) and enjoy Topsail Island, its beaches and small-town atmosphere. - PirateMonkey
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