15 Parks near Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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
Aug 2016 - $90.00
We were here during the week and it was not crowded at all!! The sites are close and so are the roads for a big rig. My husband clipped the fence a bit when they were escorting us to the site. Once we were in, we were able to set up and have plenty of space but campers are right on top of you. There was limited shade as well. They do not provide a fire ring, but it was too hot for a fire anyway. We loved being able to walk right over the dunes to the ocean and get a beautiful breeze. Everyone we encountered in the ocean was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The air conditioned bathrooms were actually locked and immaculate and you could get a key for a refundable deposit. This was to prevent everyone from coming off the beach and rinsing off. There were outdoor showers where you could rinse the sand off as well. There were men constantly coming around to pick up garbage and recycling. We would return. - autismmom
Aug 2016 - $85.00
This RV park has mostly locals living in it from what I could see. After two different campers had been set up on the left side of me with no problem, a third moved in and claimed part of my spot. I was asked to move my truck, so they could set up a tent. When I went to the office, I was told "Why can't you move a few feet?"
When you pay over $800 for the narrow spot they give you, why should you have to move because someone else wants more room. It was a no win deal. Needless to say, I won't be giving them any of my hard earned money again! Extremely pricey for what you get. The grounds crew were very nice apart from all of the above. - Twn
Aug 2016 - $90.00
Awesome place, clean safe and extremely nice. Awesome staff and people that stay here. I see some bad reviews; yes, it is costly to stay here but you get what you pay for. This place is well worth the money. - dorlouis
Jun 2016 - $74.00
Very large mobile home / park model park with a dozen overnight sites. Paved road with grass sites, gated entry, club house, water slide and pool, snack bar and small store. Private boat launch and pier. Most non-permanent sites are back in, short, uphill and close together. Utility pedestal close to front of site and sewer outlet in back corner so difficult to empty mid-rig outlet going uphill. Had multiple low voltage occurrences. Only one trash location and only 5 washing machines for over 700 sites. Wi-Fi $4 per day and extra charge for cable TV. At this premium price I expect a premium park and site. They also add a $4 resort fee to published price. Even with Passport America discount on weekdays, we will not return. - Pepper Dan
Oct 2015 - $37.00
This is an Encore park that honors Passport America rates Sun- - Lindydon
May 2015 - $35.00
Close to Emerald Isle. An Encore/TT park. Rate based on using our PA membership. Mostly seasonal sites with about 30 overnight. Verizon signal was good and we used our hot spot. Place does get busy on the weekends - kids, golf carts, etc.. However, noise never was a problem during our stay and the park basically goes quiet at dusk. Especially quiet on the weekdays. Pool with large waterslide. Security guard/gate at the entrance. Sites have full hookups, are back in, level and reasonably spaced. No trees between sites and we had good satellite access. Plenty of room for our 45' motorhome to maneuver - site and the roads. The park overall is well maintained and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely use again when in the area. - DavidO
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
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
Jul 2016 - $64.00
We stayed a week in this park. We had site 139, which was a level pullthru. It was wide enough for our 3 slides and 2 awnings, and long enough for our 35ft camper and truck. The power was good as well as the water pressure. They had cable, but we did not use it. It is semi shaded. The water and electric were in the middle of the site and the sewer hook up was at the back of the site, which was a backward set up for our rv. The pool was small and clean , as were the bathroom and laundry room. The dog park was pretty nice, but not shaded. Most interior roads were tight. We did see ants, but they did not get into our camper.The office staff was nice. My biggest problem was that i specifically asked for the more shaded site next to us when i made the reservations, only to be told it was already reserved. No one showed up the entire week we were there, and it was not offered to us on arrival. This park is about 8 miles to Cape Cateret, and 8 miles to Morehead City. Im not sure if we will stay here again, or try another campground in the future. - mahill526
Jul 2015 - $45.00
I really wanted to give this CG a higher rating. The owner was very nice and accommodating. Even though the park has a lot of perm residents it's pretty nice and landscaped well. The pool area is very relaxing. The issue is the ants. At first I thought our site was on an anthill, we had thousands of small ants throughout our coach and we had to throw a lot of food away. The owner let us move but every other site had a similar issue. Maybe it's the area. Take the ants away and this is a very nice park and I would stay here again. - Way2Roll
Apr 2014 - $55.00
This is a park designed for long term residents with only a few sites for overnighters or short-termers so reservations would probably be a must especially during the busy summer season. We were in the area to see family so the limited number of sites was OK for us, as we were not there to use their facilities. They are gated so at night, one has to use a key card to get access to their site. Staff is friendly and we will stay here again. Sites could use a little leveling but we made out OK, and they are suitable for class A homes. No tent camping is allowed. - leciel19
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
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
Oct 2013 - $35.00
Park location was a primary concern close to Morehead City. Park is clean, quiet, never saw a child in four days. Mostly permanent or seasonal sites. Very clean well maintained. Friendly office staff, office closes at 2pm. If you arrive later your site and clear instructions are posted on a bulletin board at the office. There is a long pier available to guests, nice fishing place. Not much for children to do but nice for older adults that like quiet. Worth the $35, but this is off-season. Regular rate $45 in-season a bit high. - Ron & Linda
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
Oct 2014 - $75.00
Yes, $75/nite. Although that is steep, the campground was one of the cleanest, well kept campgrounds we've ever visited. The grass was immaculate, the site was wide and overlooked the White Oak River which was why it was so expensive. Unfortunately, we had to back in which blocked our view from inside, but outside we had a panoramic view. Lots of amenities: huge pool with water slide, concrete pier, boat launch, paved road for walking, great electrical service, etc. Only thing missing was wifi. Our ATT service was strong so it was tolerable for a few days. Apparently, they have been unsuccessful in finding a provider but they've tried. Would highly recommend. - Team Asphalt
Jul 2013 - $43.00
We had weekly rate. We have family in the Cedar Point area so this was a convenient place for us to stay. Great pool!!! Nice community with room for us who are in and out. We definitely will stay here again in the future. - JuAutry
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
Sep 2013 - $17.00
This is an awesome campground! We love to take advantage of military campgrounds due to the price and safety features and this is one of our favorites. All sites are fairly level on gravel and are in walking distance of the beach. There is a convenience store at the entrance to the campground and it has lots to choose from. The staff has always been very accommodating. My biggest complaint is that the pet beach is located a half mile away. I wish they would move it closer to the campground. Will definitely return! - Angie C