8 RV Parks near Wanchese, North Carolina
Jun 2017 - $52.00
Our rate included a $10/night discount for staying 4 nights or more. This quiet park is on a small private brackish lake where you can see smaller fish from the seawall. The sites that back up to the seawall have a great view! Wifi was excellent. OTA TV reception is very poor. Only a couple of TV stations come in. The very clean bathrooms & showers are in an elevated building (with a handicap ramp). Water/electric/sewer hookups are very good. Roads & sites are not paved. The single washer & dryer worked well ($1.50 each). We had an issue with our space (being next to 3 small dogs) & the manager/owner worked hard to get us a space that was better for us. We like it here and will return. - R&S
May 2017 - $62.00
This s a newer campground with modern hookups in very good condition. It's along the road to the very small town of Wanchese, NC, so very little road noise. Rate is $62 a nite if staying 1-3 nights, $52 a night for 4+ nights. - JackSchmotzer
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
May 2017 - $7.00
Most National Park campgrounds have potable water fills and dump stations at their entrance, or inside the campground. The three Cape Hatteras campgrounds we visited decided to break with this pattern and place theirs at undisclosed locations, and not necessarily near the campgrounds. (Potable water is available from spigots throughout each campground, but I have been told those are not to be used for filling fresh water tanks.) Oregon Inlet was less than 1/3 full when we visited in early May. We chose the largest site available, it was almost long enough to accommodate our 35 ft. 5th wheel and 23 ft. tow vehicle. To fill our tank, we had to go south of the campground to a marina on the opposite side of the highway where there was a potable water spigot and dump station. While the station's features were labelled, there were no directional signs to guide you to it, nor was it noted on the literature provided upon check-in. The Ranger (maybe he was a volunteer) who checked us in provided very vague instructions for finding it. - JackSchmotzer
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
Jun 2017 - $70.00
Very well maintained and spread out RV park convenient to Nags Head and the beach. Plenty of room at each site. Situated on the water near the Wright Brothers memorial. I got food Satelite reception. We stayed in April. - brianb131
May 2017 - $70.00
This was an OK park, but very overpriced relative to the amenities and the season. We were there in May (pre-peak season) and I thought that the nightly rate, with no discounting, was quite high. It was a gravel and grass site, and got pretty muddy when it rained. The cable was antiquated and required that we hook up their converter box .... not an easy task in a Class A motorhome with lots of sophisticated electronics installed. Only wanted the cable to watch Stanley Cup playoffs, as there were very few OTA channels and we scaled back our satellite plan to bare bones. Oh well .... we survived! Overall, we found this area of the Outer Banks to be crowded, commercialized, and few nice campground options. We liked the Waves area much more. I would not stay here again. - MerBee
May 2017 - $67.00
This small, secluded park is off the main drag offering protection from the wind, close proximity to an inlet, and quiet camping. It is close to the main tourist draw: the Wright Brothers National Memorial; and the main summer getaway draw: the Atlantic Ocean. The Outer Banks is loaded with commercial enterprises to assist travelers who are here briefly or long term. Park sites are spacious and mostly level. Staff is friendly and helpful. Wifi is adequate. Laundry facilities are not: two washers (one not working) and two driers. No cable tv, but plenty of open sky for satellite reception on most sites-especially the eastern sites . We enjoyed our stay here. - Roger H.
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 2016 - $60.00
Just because you are close to the water does not mean that you can over charge.....just to be at the beach. Was there for 3 nights for a family visit....Very small sites....small means that your canopy almost touches the rv next to you when open. I hated this place, but if you stay on the Soundside in the summer you get eat up with mosquitoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Donna Breda
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
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.
May 2009 - $30.00
We chose this campground, sight unseen, based on the recommendation of friends. If you love the water (this is on the "sound" side of the Outer Banks) and related water sports, this is a great place! They rent jet skis, kayaks, sailboats, surfboards, etc. The sites are extremely tight; the entrance driveway has many holes in it. To our amazement, there is no dumping station. We had the choice to: drive 15 miles one-way to a freebie at a marina or pay $15. to the KOA close-by. We couldn't get a waterfront site, but they were able to accommodate us for the Memorial Day week-end. Since we stayed 8 days, the owner/manager gave us one day free. - lelblair
Jul 2017 - $92.00
We just bought our first travel trailer 2 weeks before our trip. We noticed this campground had great reviews and they lived up to expectations. We traveled with our sons (ages 8 and 10). Nice cool pool, wide clean beach, friendly staff, big loop to ride bikes, free mini golf course and playground. The boys were quite active with room at our site to kick the soccer ball around and join some older kids I am impromptu game on the beach! Definitely will come back! - SoccerFam
Jun 2017 - $62.00
We stayed on the "sound" side rather than ocean. You actually have a view of the water and gorgeous sunsets. The ocean side has dunes which are nice but you have to get over them to get to the beach and see the ocean. Nice pool. Bathrooms and showers very accessible. Sites are level and plenty of room to maneuver. We would stay here again. - User2522
Jun 2017 - $99.00
All the spaces are concrete slab, there are a few pull throughs. We had no problems getting in or out, plenty of room for our 38 footer class A. I think they have places where even a 45 foot will easily get in and out, think they try to give you sites that are best fit for your rig. Rest rooms and facilities are very well maintained. There is a playground area set up for smaller children, because its location is near to the road, it is fenced, I would recommend an adult be present for young children. They do have lots of sports equipped areas for older kids and adults, refer to the webpage or brochures. We were not far from oceanside and was just one row of campers between us and it. There are a few sheltered areas also several bathrooms with showers that are cleaned a couple times a day. No issue with anything at this campground other than mother nature could have been kinder, lots of winds and fairly rough surf etc, lots of folks had their surfboards out and most people were staying in there chairs and blankets on the nice sandy beaches, a few ventured into the water for fun, it wasn't all that bad. I will probably go there again if we venture out to Hatteras. I would have felt better about it if the price per day had been just a little cheaper. 99 a day, (with a veterans discount?), could nearly have paid for a condo out there. 80 would have been more acceptable. Only bad thing about the site overall was the little round burs that will stick to your feet and are pretty painful, please wear some kind of flipfliops or sandals while in the grassy areas of the spaces.
Try to get a space close to the office if you want good wifi or else it'll be like 25% of the time near the middle or oceanfront. Don't expect the data rate to be good enough to watch videos. They have a section on the sound side of the highway 12. If you want more peaceful waters to play in we were there. - Dan Almashy
Apr 2017 - $78.00
Some may say this park is a little expensive however with the service, cleanliness and amenities you get it is well worth it. Also, location. This park has a great/giant pool. Has a huge hot tub. Nice store with a nice restaurant. Bathrooms and Showers were clean and looked like they were cleaned several times a day. Sites are great. We paid a little more for the patio site, full hook up 50amp and it was well worth it. Keeps site clean. The best part of this park is it backs up to a private section of beach. What a huge plus. This park is perfectly located with about a half hour trip each way with plenty to do. Took the truck over to Ocracoke Island for the day. Great little shopping and bar/food. We will surely return here. Definitely worth it. - hulkonline
Apr 2017 - $65.00
First time in Outer Banks. This location worked as it was midpoint down peninsula, about 1hr south of Kill Devil Hills. Stayed 3 nights here. Site #406 Was level and steps to beach. You can hear waves from campsite at night. No water view due to sand dunes but KOA had everything you need. - Jerseyboy
Nov 2016 - $73.00
Price was for ocean front with sun shelter. Went down to $40 Dec 1. We stayed in the off season so we did not encounter the traffic or crowds mentioned in other reviews. We did think the $73 rate for the nights in November was a bit high. This KOA had the best bathhouse facilities we have encountered. Each shower is actually a fairly large full bath with a toilet and sink. Would be ideal for families. The only improvement would be a bench or chair to make dressing/putting on shoes easier. Each bathhouse also has a laundry room, which was very convenient. Snack bar was closed for season but the prices looked reasonable. Nice pool, hot tub, we'll stocked sore and friendly staff. - Mjack
Jun 2017 - $52.00
This was the first time staying at Ocean Waves Campground and we enjoyed it very much. The sites are cement pads and worked well for our 32' 5th Wheel. As you would expect the sites are close together, but there was ample room to park the truck in front of the 5th Wheel without any crazy maneuvering. We had full hookup and everything worked well. The bathrooms must have been cleaned numerous times a day because with the beach and sand near by you would think they would get nasty, but they were clean every time I visited. The beach is just a sand dune hop away. The beach is large and the ocean is beautiful - what a dream! We enjoyed a beach fire a couple times during our stay - loved it (you can get the free permit at the campground office). The camp office / store has a small/good selection of last minute things. They also have a selection of rental movies- although we never got one. We wanted to stay an extra 4 nights and we found that the staff was very helpful with this. In the end we only got 2 nights due to a full campground. We look forward to returning!! - daa10496
Jun 2017 - $55.00
The sites were concrete but some were small for big rigs. The staff needed a little more positive attitude. All sites are back in. - fulltimingit03
Jun 2017 - $52.00
This is a very nice RV park, which is very family-friendly! Back-in spaces only, so big rigs have to work at getting into space. Looked like the only campground on Hatteras Island which had shaded spaces. Pool was very nice! Easy walk across dune to beach. - User2568