6 Parks near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Sep 2016 - $60.00
I gave it a rating of 4 because of the lack of bathrooms and the postage sized sites, but we were right next to the beach! When I say postage sized sites, I mean our camper barely fit with the slides out. The neighbors parked their car in front of my picnic table because they didn't have room, so I had to partially block the next site over with my truck. The caretaker is extremely nice, (helps you back in the camper and makes sure you have everything you need). We were on site #3, and were literally 100 yds from the beach. Cross Rt12, and you're there. We went down for my friend's wedding in Duck, 8 miles North, and pretty much only slept at the camper. I had never been to the Outer Banks before and enjoyed the stay. If it weren't for the beach being so close, I would have not liked it. I do have to say that it is a very quiet and very clean campground. It was nice walking the beach on your way back to the camper to help digest. The surf was up, and playing in the waves is always fun. The beach is dog friendly, and they had a blast too... Just clean up after them, PLEASE. If all you want is a place to sleep, then this is the place to go!
Lastly, bring Windex and extra paper towels... You will need them to clean the salt off your windows and mirrors when you leave. Yes, we were that close to the beach... - Bob Mac
Jun 2016 - $60.00
Very, very tight, on soft unpacked sand, almost impossible to level our coach. Our stabilizer jacks and blocks sink into the soft sand. Bring a shovel to get level. Wi-Fi was almost non-existent. - g peter
Apr 2016 - $50.00
We stayed here 2 nights. The reason to stay at this place is the direct access to the beach you have. It is mostly filled with permanents, so it could feel very tight in season. There are no restrooms or showers. You must be self contained. The Wi-Fi was very weak, for cable you need to give a $100 refundable deposit for the box, ours never did work, even after notifying the manager. But even saying all that, if you are about the beach, this is the place for you. The pups are allowed on the beach and they had a great time. We think we will try the place down the street next time. - Living the Dream
Oct 2016 - $60.00
This park is overpriced for what you get. The sites are ample sized but mostly dirt and grass. We had to constantly sweep sand out of our RV. Utilities are adequate and the location is OK, but not near any beach access. We stayed for 3 nights which was far too long. - Altoflyfisher
Sep 2016 - $60.00
We stayed a weekend at OBX Campground towards the end of the "Peak" Season for the Outer Banks. The reservation was made by phone and was easy enough. The check in was after hours and they had a nice package with all the information we needed at the office. The sites are long enough for our 31' TT and tow vehicle attached. They all appear to be back in but with plenty of room, in fact, there is enough room for another site in between the sites. Our site was gravel, level with a picnic table and full hookups towards the rear corner of the camper. Our site had a spectacular view of the river and was plenty private. It was quiet and well maintained by the friendly owners who were very gracious and even promptly returned our call after hours for check-in instructions. We will definitely stay again, though the price was a bit steep for the few amenities that we would not use, it was worth it for the location, peace, and quiet. - BDM
Sep 2016 - $60.00
Good location in the middle of the Outer Banks making visiting the north and south ends of the island doable. Turning down the entry street was telling as it was potholed and dusty gravel. When you arrive in the park its more of the same without the potholes.
We had a site on the end with a great view over the water. All services were up to spec. Fortunately satellite reception was good (no trees) since they charge $20 for a cable box rental. This fee applies the same whether you stay 1 night or 30 and since we were only there 2 nights we didn't need to get it.
All in all it seems as though this was the best choice in the area. If you drive 40 miles south towards Cape Hatteras there are a couple parks with good ocean access. - BellasRV
Nov 2016 - $55.00
We were here for 5 nights. We did not use the bath house, but did check out the facilities and they were clean, although small. We did try to use the laundry room which is essentially a closet with a washer and dryer, coin-operated. It was out of order the day we tried.
The campground is situated around a quarter circle on the sound (not ocean) with beautiful views, but also with pretty strong winds at times. You can see crab and fish but no toe-dipping since the seawall is about 5' high. There is a pier at the far end of the campground, as well as a picnic shelter and pool.
The grounds were clean. The sites were dirt and grass with a picnic table. The hookups worked well although the cable hookup is a little tricky...you get a cable box and some instructions that may or may not work without calling the company help line. We got only a few public channels with our air antenna.
There is a camp host on site if you need help with anything. About half or more of the sites are permanent, but the nice waterfront spots are saved for short-term visitors. - Carolina Travelers
Oct 2016 - $62.00
Stayed here middle of September for a long weekend doing the shakedown of our new TT. Sites are wide but not level. Sites for overnighters are close to the highway which makes it noisy all night. Walkway around sound has no fence or railing which wasn't good when you have a toddler. But the reason we gave it a 1 is because of the rude manager when we checked in but even more so when we were hooking up trying to leave on time. He rode by on his golf cart 3 to 4 times making sure we were out and telling someone loudly we'd better hurry or there'd be hell to pay. Check in and check out here are both at 11:00, wth?? - WandaB
Jul 2016 - $62.00
This park is very nice, with a beautiful view of a salt marsh lake. The site was level and pretty spacious. The only bad thing was there was no shade and it was very hot! The facilities were excellent as well and were kept very clean. The site manager was very hands off, but polite when we arrived. We stayed in an older pop-up camper and felt a little out of place with so many new RVs and motor homes. There was also quite many seasonal guests who were staying here. They were nice enough, but they kept to themselves. - Tree Man
Oct 2016 - $43.00
This was the nicest campground we have ever stayed in. Staff was friendly, escorted us to our site. Our site was large with a concrete pad and picnic table. There is a small lake in the center of the park with warning signs about being dangerous although we never saw or heard anything strange. I think mosquitoes would be a problem in the summer, but with the hurricane approaching, those were blown away. Sites are back to back so that you aren't sitting on someone else's sewer hose. Good wifi. - Patches
Oct 2016 - $21.00
Beautiful, clean park with sites surrounding a large catch and release pond. Each site has a cement pad and picnic table. The connections are well located. We had a pull-in sight with a view through the front window of the pond. Gated with key card access. There was a very small, fenced, off-leash dog run. Probably more then enough room for small dogs but would have been nice to have more space for my big dog to run. Also, no doggie poop bags available so remember to take your own when out for walks. WiFi worked great and we were able to get satellite just fine.
Friendly and helpful staff. We enjoyed our stay and would return. - RosieandThumper
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Camped here while visiting with family and couldn't have had a better experience. All sites face the lake, backin or pull in and all hookups are easy to access and worked fine. Clean all around with lots of things for children. - jw of Opechee Shores
Sep 2016 - $15.00
Loved this campground as a place to visit the outer banks. It is dry camping, so come prepared. Sand spurs are everywhere...BUT...it is steps from the wild Atlantic and convenient to historical sites both north and south. Pick your site carefully if you have a large unit. Our 33' and jeep just barely fit. - tom&kathryn
May 2015 - $10.00
This is one of four NP campgrounds on the outer banks of NC. This is my least favorite of the outer banks campgrounds yet the bathroom was clean and the rangers very nice and informative like the other NPS campgrounds. It needs upgrading and they are working on the restrooms in some of the loops hopefully in operation by Memorial Day. There is no privacy between sites but this campground is near a lighthouse, marina, fishing pier and a few dunes away from the ocean. The beach is not as nice as Ocracoke or the Frisco campground beaches. All sites do have a picnic table and grills but no hookups. No fires are allowed except on the beach and no reservations. - gsnakehill
Sep 2011 - $20.00
This campground is nice enough for a short stay on the OBX. It's dry camping with no amenities. There is a bathhouse with cold showers. There is no shade anywhere in the campground. The roads are paved and the sites are paved and level. The sites are long enough to park a 40ft motorhome but very few are long enough to park a 40ft motorhome and your car. We had a lot of rain during our stay but the campground drained fairly well. There were lots of mosquitoes. The campground staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. - Leedy
Aug 2012 - $55.00
We stayed here for 3 days. While I have read other reviews saying the people are rude or that this place is like "Deliverance." It is very far from that. The people here were very nice and while it is out in the middle of nowhere, the whole area is beach country. There may not be a whole lot of town nearby, but even down near Kitty Hawk you will only find cheap surf shops and only expensive shopping: no Target, Old Navy, or such places for miles. Back to the campground. It was very clean, well cared for, and felt safe and homey. My husband works on the road so our travel is not leisure and his hours are sometimes late. This place locks its gates up at 11 with no way of getting in or out, which I am not a fan of. I do not like to be locked inside of anywhere. I have a toddler and baby on the way which means if something were to go wrong in the night I would have to take time to hunt someone and a key down, before dealing with any emergency. So very inconvenient and inconsiderate on their part. Although they did work with us and finally found a spare key for hubby to use. I also have a slight problem with there being no shade or trees of some kind around the playground for the children. My 3 year old actually stopped playing after 30 minutes and told me she was too hot and it was too bright. Not typical of a child when there is such a large play area. Also only two washers and dryers in a very small room. Bathrooms and showers were clean though and store had quite a variety. Also it is summertime and most of the temporary visit spots have no shade either, so one can imagine how hot a trailer gets. We were asked (for the first time ever) if we had ac and if we were going to use it. Uh duh: who would not use their ac in this kind of heat? Not happy with the $10 a day extra charge for that. Also, they had no knowledge of fishing permits and no free fishing. Most campgrounds I have been to, are private property which means a license is not needed. Would only stay here again if we came to the area for work. My idea of a beach vacation is more along the lines of Myrtle Beach where places stay open past 9pm. - Moonscoop
Apr 2009 - $25.00
We have our trailer here full time. It is a quick commute from Chesapeake. We don't have to move the trailer every weekend, we keep the trailer stocked and just head down for some relaxation. I guess it can appear creepy at first but once you get to know your fellow campers they can be fun. If your looking for luxury it isn't here. But if you want to hang out with some fun rednecks, this is the place to be. - tlm731
Jul 2007 - $25.00
This is not a camping resort. It is a dump. - Maui Bill