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8 RV Parks near Wanchese, North Carolina
Dec 2018 - $42.00
This is a no frills RV park. We never saw or met anyone that works there. We only spoke on the phone to make the reservation. There is road noise from Hwy 345 but it's not terrible. The park is mostly long term with 14 sites for daily rental. Some of the long term sites were a bit neglected but overall not too bad. All 14 daily sites back up to a pond and are all back-in. Sites are gravel/sand. There is a small strip of "grass" between sites and no privacy. They are pretty insistent that you don't park on the grass - as sparse as it is. We along with other visitors had to park our tow vehicles sideways (avoiding the grass of course) to fit in the spot. Sites are in the open and there is no shade. The WII FI works ok but slows down considerably at times. Luckily, there is no password as we received no information on the park - we had to hunt for a trash bin. Directv worked fine. Verizon was strong at 4g 4/5 bars. Pretty pricey for what you get even in the off season. We might return again but only because the park is close to family. - Free
Jul 2018 - $65.00
We stayed her for three nights so did not get the discount for staying four nights. As mentioned earlier, the manager...not rude but at first is a bit standoffish. Once he starts talking with you, super friendly and helpful...actually won't stop talking. Only a handful of sites for non-permanents which were right along the water. Very pretty. Lots of board walks to look at the water and scenery. Only a few miles from Outer Banks. We did the Lost Colony National Park on the island and on the Outer Banks did Wright Brothers National Park and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. We went to Coquina beach and were very happy. No charge to park or to use the beach. Would stay here again. - aka4170
Jun 2018 - $62.00
Dirt/gravel roads & sites. Sites are pretty level. 59 sites here, 1 for manager, 44 are annual leases and 14 available for nightly or longer rentals. As explained on the phone if the manager wasn't in the office upon arrival name & site # would be posted so we settled in. Manager stopped by later to say Hi and make sure we weren't parked on the grass. Sites are back-in and back up against a lake or pond. Site spacing is good but there is no shrubbery between sites. The location is good for seeing attractions in the area but off the beaten path a bit. Road nearby and you hear some traffic, not much at night though. I would have rated higher but the value is on the low side for me. Other parks in the area are both higher and lower. Some are right in the middle of congested areas though. - DRKM
Jun 2018 - $14.00
A nice place - they are bringing electricity (20-30-50 amp) & water to the sites. We had one of them & it was nice to run the AC. A bit of a walk to the ocean but not too bad. It was a nice beach! The showers were acceptable but no heating past solar. Back in site. We fit with a big overhang in the back. With our dolly pushed up under the front of the 30' Class C we had room to park the Toyota Camry in front. There were no fires allowed. We'd stay there again. - becida
Apr 2018 - $28.00
Narrow roads, could be tight when the campground is full. Only a handful of campers when we were here, since we're early in the season. Great location for exploring north to Corolla and Carova Beach, and south to catch the ferry to Ocracoke. No trees, just sand dunes and sea grass! We didn't hear road noise but we had 25-35 mph winds that drowned out everything else. - Roaming Together
Nov 2017 - $14.00
This is CG is part of the National Park system in Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The roads and sites are asphalt. The sites pavement is just wide enough for the RV and some sites will probably fit a 45' MH but you'll have to make other accommodations for your towed vehicle. We stayed here in late November and just parked in an empty site across from our site. The showers are built more with the beach goer in mind with no real convenient place to hang your cloths without getting them wet from the shower. I was expecting cold water but it was comfortably warm with so so pressure. Our site was a short walk over and through some dunes to the beach. If you come here during the summer it is recommended you bring a shade/bug shelter and be prepared for hot sticky weather. There is no shade at all and there's a reason why the Wright Brothers choose this area for flight testing, the wind. It will blow pretty much every day and if you are gong to stake something down make sure you have long stakes 12" or longer would be great. Besides the beach there's several lighthouses in the area and a few miles away is the site of the "Lost Colony" and a nice N.P. museum there. Verizion phone and Mifi worked reasonably well. We'd stay here again if we're in the area. - pumper9x9
Nov 2018 - $50.00
This campground is located conveniently within the Kitty Hawk area. The road leading to the campground could use some attention but keep your speed down and you’ll have no issues.
Once inside the the campground the roads are well maintained and easy to navigate.
In general, the campground’s facilities are really good. The owners of this campground obviously take pride in their facilities and keeping appearances up.
The bath house was clean and good working order. We found all the staff to be friendly and helpful.
This facility is a do over again for us. - Pigcrib
Oct 2018 - $70.00
DH, dog and I spent 4 days here towards the end of October. We had been scheduled to arrive about 10 days prior, but due to the hurricane, we rescheduled. (The office had given us a call and told us we would need to reschedule. We appreciated the proactive initiative they took by reaching out to us.) We had a back-in spot and really liked it. As previously stated by others, the spaces are quite large. Each spot has a picnic table and something that I'd never seen before, the hook-up sites had the space # on it and were lit which was great for adding a bit of light to the otherwise dark campground. We were there from a Monday - Friday and the park wasn't full - which we enjoyed. The showers/bathrooms were fairly well maintained. The shower space was pretty typical in that you had the shower with a chair just outside of it, but within a curtained off space so you could dress in private. Of note, however, the water pressure wasn't great. Use a modest amount of shampoo or you won't get it all rinsed out. Upon arrival, the guy that maintains the lawn was mowing all over the place, including part of our space. While happy to have the lawn mowed, it did wake up a bunch of gnats that came our way. The following day, we sat outside to read and enjoy the weather and he was back again mowing. We couldn't detect any grass of length that required it, but I guess he thought it did. The noise wasn't great and it lasted about an hour it seemed like, but we survived. All in all we were quite pleased with the campground and in fact have reserved for next May. If you've got kids or require lots of activities within the park, then this probably isn't the place for you. It doesn't have a lot of amenities. - IndysMa
Aug 2018 - $57.00
This park sits right on the Albemarle Sound on the west side of the main thoroughfare - Highway 158. It's a few miles off the beaten path and down a residential gravel road. What a pleasant surprise upon our arrival! The immaculately mowed park features acres of green grass and all back in sites. The sites are HUGE - so even terrible backers (US!) have no problem maneuvering into these sites. Our site backed up to the sound and we had nice views of kayakers, paddle boarders and jet skiers enjoying themselves on the sound. The sites are gravel pads with picnic tables. If you don't need a pool or clubhouse and like plenty of elbow room - you will LOVE this park! - jjones5996
Mar 2018 - $50.00
The man that checked us in was very helpful and friendly. The sites are extremely close together. There is hardly any room to sit outside of your site without sitting under your neighbor's slide. At least it was cold when we were there and didn't spend a lot of time outside anyway. The majority of the park looks like fulltime residents, with only a few campsites available for others. The location is great for visiting the Kitty Hawk area, I just wish they would give you some more room at the campsites. Verizon and AT&T worked well. - Love2Camp777
Dec 2017 - $50.00
Staff really was over the top helpful with getting me set up an making sure we were taken care of. We actually extended our stay at a whim and he ensured we were good to go. We will be back. - Keith Goins
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
Aug 2018 - $53.00
We stayed in site #4, which is one of the water/electric sites right on Pamlico Sound. Very level, and the view was incredible. All the sites were very small and tightly spaced, with zero privacy, which is pretty standard for such prime waterfront real estate (and typical of popular beach destinations, in general). Since the sites were so small, this place was really geared more toward tent campers and those with shorter RVs (25' or less, I'd say). Each site had a picnic table, and most had a fire pit, which is pretty rare in this area (many CGs ban ground fires due to frequent high winds). Bath house was OK. Cleanliness was so-so, depending on the day, but the biggest issue was it was not air-conditioned, so using the restroom was generally a pretty muggy and unpleasant experience. However, the amazing outdoor showers made up for it. They were huge, with great water pressure, and felt great after a long, hot day in the sun. Unfortunately, there was often trash or toiletries left behind from other guests in the showers, but there was so much room and ledge space that it was easy to avoid and didn't bother me. Generally speaking, the bath houses and grounds could stand a little more regular cleaning and maintenance, but since the owners run a water sport rental business from the property, it's obvious that's their main focus. Once checked in, it seems campers are left to their own devices until/unless they want to rent some equipment, because the owners and staff spent all day at the rental booth. I didn't find this to be a problem at all; I just mention this to advise other campers to expect a more hands-off management approach, at least on the camping side. Overall, this is a really neat little campground on the sound, and the prices are great for the area. If you can deal with the tight spacing, minimal upkeep, and lack of big-resort amenities, this is a great, cost-effective option in a gorgeous setting! - Jenventola
Jul 2018 - $46.00
This is a gem but for smaller sized units. You are right on the bay and the spot backs to it. There is power and water but the sites are a bit tight but I got in with no issues. The staff are incredibly helpful, attentive and polite. In fact they called us to see if we would be there before they closed and if not told us they put a reserved cone up for us. There is no sewer at this campground but we knew that going in. If it was here I doubt there would be many openings for anyone. There are a lot of tents that don't need sewer and the bath house is clean and nice. - John S.
Jul 2009 - $31.00
In one word: wonderful! This place is great! I don't remember exactly what we spent per night but whatever it was it was well worth it! First of all, as a woman camping alone with her son, we felt very safe. The staff and campers were so friendly. The campground is very small but wonderfully located. It is on the sound-side which was great for my 10 year-old son. He could walk for several hundred feet in the water and it never went above his waist. The beach is across the street and within a few minutes walk. Also within walking distance is a great pizza/sandwich place, Lisa's Pizza, as well as a few convenience stores. It's also a short drive from the Wright Brothers memorial and the Lost Colony of Roanoke. There is even an outdoor shower (with walls) which was great on the cool evenings. We will definitely stay here again! - Melissa B.
Oct 2018 - $75.00
Very nice park. They apparently had some water damage last week and we arrived after dark. Missed the entrance because there were no lights. Apparently they were damaged during the previous weeks flood. Park was very clean. Lots of sites but it must have been a slow eek because we didn’t have anybody next to us, they have very few drive through spaces, but my husband was able to maneuver easily and back in. My ONLY complaint was the Internet. Both my husband and I are self employed and need to work while we travel. Our 4G Verizon card didn’t seem to work so we relied on the park’s internet access. Very slow and we got dropped quite a bit. I know that this shouldn’t be such a big deal but in our line of work (Realtors) we have to be available all the time. We would most definitely come back. - LakeAnnaLabs
Sep 2018 - $78.00
One of our all-time favorite RV parks - it has sections that sit on both sides of Highway 12 that runs up and down the lower Outer Bands. The east side is just a few steps from the beach and Atlantic Ocean while the west side sits on the Pamlico Sound. All sites are back in with concrete pads and patios and roomy enough. Their pool and clubhouse is very nice and we LOVED their huge dog park with LOTS of green grass! While there we were evacuated a week early due to Hurricane Florence and the staff was exceptionally professional and accommodating through the entire ordeal. Can't wait to return! - jjones5996
Jul 2018 - $100.00
After riding by this park for years, we finally decided to stay here. We stayed in a sound front site and the sunsets were beautiful! We did not account for the height of the water grass. You could not see water from the ground without being on top of something from our site. Ended up watching the sunset over the water from the roof of the RV. Best seat in the house! Some sites don't have this issue, so your mileage may vary. All of the sites we saw were paved. This campground is a little older and the bathroom & community facilities show it. However, the staff does a great job of keeping everything clean. All of the staff that we interacted with were very friendly! Be sure to ask for your discount at the beginning of your registration process. They have signs telling you this, and it is in the email confirmation, but from the response I received, it seems like this isn't followed very often. One thing that caught me off guard was that you aren't allowed any ground fires at your site. There are no fire rings. If you bring a portable fire pit, it is allowed, otherwise you can't have one. The sound side entry road holds water when it rains and it was relatively deep when we arrived and stuck around for a day or two. With the exception of one or two sites, all that we saw were dry. TV hookup is extra and we decided that it wasn't worth it as we don't watch much TV when camping. WiFi signal was good, but speed wasn't very fast. Our US Cellular and Verizon signals were both good. This is a nice beach campground and we will definitely return! - JJPP17
Jul 2018 - $99.00
We returned yesterday and our trip was good. The campground is large and has lots of sites. We were in a premium Oceanside, site #79 and #80 (friends). We were really close to the ocean and could hear the waves. There was no trees, therefore, no shade. The wind was pretty constant, but we had our awning out at least 4 of the 8 days, maybe more. One day, we had 25 mph sustained winds and 40-45 mph gusts. The bath house closest to the beach was old and showing it's age, but it was clean. The WIFI worked fairly well for such a large park with so many people. The pool was nice and not too crowded. It got busy in the middle of the day and in the early evening. My only real complaint was children and adults riding bicycles without lights at night and going way too fast and the over-abundance of golf carts and the speed in which they were operated. I did not see young people operating them, but even the older drivers would fly around in the evening with no lights. I hated to walk anywhere for fear of being hit. We did drive through other campgrounds in the area and this campground had the largest sites (although we were still close) and the best-kept appearance. We will return. - MerryKalia
Jun 2018 - $107.00
Campground is right on the beach. Asphalt interior roads need some repair. Our site had a level asphalt surface with full hookups. Some sites were grass surface and had large puddles after a heavy rain. Power and water pressure were good. Cable was not very clear even after they tried to fix it. We used our satellite so did not care about the cable that much. WiFi at the site was basically non existent. Went to the office to complain and was told to use it in the office area. It worked well there but was a hike from our site. Nice sized pool but the hot tub was not very hot. - hehrb
May 2018 - $118.00
Camp right on the beach in Cape Hatteras, but it is pricey. If is it raining, or rain is forecast, ask for a site that has an asphalt pad. Our site (#227) had a big puddle at the bottom of the stairs. To be fair, they had a lot of rain and there were large puddles and small lakes throughout Cape Hatteras. Some sites have shelters or "patios", but not all. WiFi was inconsistent; not up to the standards of other KOA campgrounds. Staff is great. We would stay here again, but I would check out the other campgrounds and compare prices. - Cowboy camper
Sep 2018 - $55.00
We stayed 7 days and had a wonderful time. We were assigned site #58 which has full hookups and a level concrete pad with a patch of grass. The only bad thing about the park is it can be a tight squeeze with longer rigs with all the trucks parked at the end of their sites. The sites can accommodate motorhomes and 5th wheels up to 45 feet with no problems. The only thing that separates this campground from the ocean is a sand dune. We love staying at family run campground which is half the price of the two bigger campgrounds one block down the road. - NC RV Travler
Aug 2018 - $55.00
We stayed here one week while taking day trips "up and down" the Outer Banks. Located on ocean side of the OBX (Outer Banks), this campground provides very good access to the beach. Sites are back-in and have concrete pads that are perpendicular to the paved roadways. Since sites are close together, some bigger fifth wheels have difficulty backing into sites. No problems for a Class A getting on to site. Rest rooms and showers are clean but dated. No camp fires are permitted and no rugs and mats are allowed on the grass. - igor2brvn
Aug 2018 - $55.00
This is a terrific park. We were situated half way between the ocean and the pool. The beach was amazing and was patrolled by ATV. Evening camp fire on the beach was an added bonus. The owners are very friendly and really care about their campground and clientele. - Stapes