17 RV Parks near Cape Carteret, North Carolina
We did however find 17 campgrounds within 25 miles of Cape Carteret. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Cape Carteret in the left hand column.
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
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
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
Nov 2017 - $33.00
Mostly permanent residents; the park put services in a grassy area beside the pond but they forgot to level the grass before, during or after. We were put beside a drainage ditch when there were numerous other sites they could have assigned. We would not stay here again. - mdjr
May 2017 - $66.00
Stayed last year for the first time- love this place. This year we got a nice shaded spot, but during the day HEAVY with traffic (on a corner), spot G00. Lot had smoking butts, that's what stopped me from giving this rating a 9. As far as the events - Great. The pig pickin' for $2 is awesome, this year the military salute was very, very nice, and the night at the waterside was great. We even thought about purchasing something more permanent. - morings
May 2017 - $37.00
Some of the things that others didn't like didn't bother us. The staff was very friendly, the park was clean. Some have mentioned that the vast majority are permanent residents. This is true but all sites appear to be well kept, not a bunch of "junkers" as we have seen at other parks. ATT was good, easy satellite set-up. Sites were a little close and angled up in the back but we had no trouble leveling. I would have given this a little higher rating except for the wifi. The cost was $3.95/day. We have an external adapter which gives us excellent reception. We had a good signal but the wifi was VERY slow most of the time. We weren't streaming or skyping and it sometime took over a minute to load a site. We would stay here again/ - vmi1962
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
Oct 2017 - $37.00
This is a wonderful RV Park. Certainly off the beaten path but a great location on the White Oak River. We had a waterfront pull in site with a great view of the river. Totally grass site that was in great condition. There are many long term annual cabins in the park. They are well maintained and quite well done. There were no trashy trailers. - RPFawcett
Nov 2016 - $55.00
This is our 2nd time staying in this park. We had a grassy pullthru that was fairly level. Water pressure and electric were great. There are no trees, so it is hot in the summer. Biggest draw back was the cable was fuzzy and we could barely connect to their wifi. With that siad, we would not hesitate to stay again. - mahill526
Jun 2015 - $55.00
We stayed here visiting the beaches in the area. We had a long level, grassy, pull thru site. Water had good pressure, electric was good. Offered several channels of cable. We could not connect to their wifi. The staff was friendly and seasonal residents were also very nice. This campground sits on the White Oak river and offers plenty of fishing and boating opportunities. We would definitely stay again. - mahill526
Apr 2017 - $1.00
We had a free week from Thousand Trails which is the only reason we ended up in this park. Park is a trailer park - not an RV resort. When you enter the park there are mobile homes that have been abandoned with the skirting kicked in and windows broken out. The interior is somewhat better but mostly permanent trailers and a few RV spots. ANTS are a terrible problem as others have mentioned - both fire ants on the site and small black that enter your RV. Requested treatment of the fire ants the first day we were here, but apparently their ANDRO expired cause it did nothing to control them. Then there is the issue of cats running loose and pooping on sites and not covering. Office said I was the first person to complain about the cats so it is apparently accepted here as her comment was "yes we do have cats"! So many nicer parks to stay at - steer clear. - Gomoho
Oct 2016 - $64.00
Park is mainly for seasonal people and full timers. They have a set amount for others. We needed one night only. Have to make a reservation if coming after 4 when office closes. Office lady very nice. Nice pool area and pond. Had nice and clean laundromat and showers/restroom. Fine for one night but overpriced for sure. Big rigs no problem. Park very quite due to time of year. - Paige Taylor
Jul 2016 - $58.00
A very nice park, with lots of trees and wide level spots. We did notice a few discarded drink cans and some fishing line that was left by the pond (very dangerous because of the wildlife in the area). The restrooms and showers were very nice. The lady in the office was extremely nice and helpful ... definitely in the right line of work. The park had security gates, but apparently they were out of order, as was the wifi. There are several permanent residents in the park and the ones we met were very pleasant. - Beachlvr
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
May 2017 - $52.00
Waters Edge is an attractive park with carefully groomed landscaping and generous, large, sites. Most are shaded. All are quiet. It is also a good place to stay if you want to be incommunicado. The only WiFi is at the office, which is along the very noisy highway and about 200 ft. from the closest site. Some sources claim the park has WiFi - a gross exaggeration. Also, since it is in a low spot, cell service is almost nil. My RepublicWireless phone (uses T-Mobile ?), my wife's TracFone (uses AT&T ?), and my SkyRoam hot spot could not communicate. The person who checked us in stated her Verizon service was unreliable in the park also. - JackSchmotzer
Dec 2015 - $38.00
Not far from the Sound. Sites need work. Many campers appear seasonal, but most are well maintained. Low water pressure. Not all sites are 50 amp. We got good satellite reception. No wifi. Shorter RVs and 5th wheels will do OK, but not for most big rigs. - leciel19
Nov 2015 - $35.00
This is a very nice, clean, and very quiet campground, which was exactly what we were looking for as we visited the Atlantic Beach area. The park has mostly seasonal/long term folks, but there are plenty of overnight type spaces this time of year.
If you're looking for a pool and a playground and nightly activities this is not your campground, but if you want a beautiful setting with access to a fishing pier where you can watch the sunrise or sunset I highly recommend this campground. There is no WiFi other than the hotspot at the office and I couldn't pick that up even with my booster, so we relied on our Verizon cell service and data plan which worked well. The other campgrounds in the area were higher priced and did advertise WiFi, but for the low rates at this park we figured we could use our data plan and even if we went over we would still be money ahead.
When we checked in we were given a bag of candy and a pen. That was a nice touch that we haven't received anywhere else.
There are no laundry facilities or cable TV. We were able to get over the air channels but couldn't get CBS. - Maraywil