The Refuge on Roanoke Island

     


Wanchese, North Carolina
Phone: (252) 473-1096

Sites: 59
Recent Rate: $60 5/2014


Latitude: 35.8533961400127
Longitude: -75.6442272663116

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 14
  • Good 10
  • Average 5
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1

30 Reviews

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Colorado RV'ER

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was quiet and had a nice view of a lake. Sites were not too close together. Unfortunately when on the Outer Banks you do not have a lot of choices for RV parks, and this park was quite expensive for what you got. There is no cable TV. The Wi-Fi only worked for a brief period of time while we were there.The woman manager that checked us in was very nice and helpful, but when I went to inquire as to the problem with the Wi-Fi she was not there and the man who stuck his head out the window of their RV was very rude, grouchy, and told me to come back when she was there. We have been traveling from RV park to RV park. This is the first review I have written. Would not stay there again. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Travel Trailer.

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Rrloren

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground but quite pricey. The wifi wasn't working but when I spoke to the lady at the office she was able to get it running and it worked fine for the rest of our stay.Cable and phone service worked well. Looks like lots of seasonal campers here, the waterfront sites are used for short term visitors so that was very nice. We would stay again if in the area but would opt for at least a 4 nite stay which lowers cost $10 per nite. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Fifth Wheel.

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windrider

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here in May, our first trip to the Outer Banks. Loved the campground and the site next to the lake. Sites were clean and level enough for us. Never noticed the dog manure problem. Had to supply my own cable jumper from electrical panel to trailer, but no problem. We were in site #1, a little far away so Wi-Fi was on/off, but worked most of the time, and for all we needed. Staff was friendly, park was very quite and clean. We would stay there again. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Travel Trailer.

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ssnowden

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is a good spot to relax for a night while on Roanoke Island. The park staff are nice folks and the full hookups are very welcomed. All the sites are crushed stone and I had to do a little leveling to get my rig leveled. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Motorhome.

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Marbury maryland

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice quiet place. Peaceful. Not a lot to do but very scenic. Pool and boardwalk to canal. Well kept and clean. Not really for kids but was perfect for us, just looking to unwind. Central location between peace and things to do. Bugs are brutal especially when the sun goes down. Either stay in or come heavily prepared for the battle! We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Motorhome.

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Lonnie Clark

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

First: about the dog waste that previous reviewers have complained about. The culprit is not permanent residents, but a neighbor's dog from across the street who is allowed to run loose. There are no leash laws in Wanchese and there really isn't anything one can do about it. This owner runs a tight ship, couldn't have been friendlier. She has her ground crew cleaning up regularly. It is unfortunate that the problem exists, but it is not her fault. Second: this is a lovely park. We were here pretty early in the season. The weather was not cooperative but the view is lovely and the walking areas very enjoyable. Were I to stay in the area for any length of time, this campground would be my choice. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Motorhome.

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derbycatz

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for it's closeness to Nags Head and OBX Marathon. What a great little campground. It is very open, absolutely no shade which mean it can get very hot in the summer. The only complaints I have about this park is some permanents let their dogs run loose allowing them to do their business anywhere. We had lots on our site when pulled in. That being said the manager cleaned it up right away. Secondly, the check in sign needs to be better. I see everyone looking for the office when coming in. Here's a hint: go right not straight once you turn into the park. The manager is the nicest person in the world. She runs a tight ship. Very helpful with what you want to see and do. The road and sites are hard packed gravel. You can back in or pull in to face the lake. This time of year the sun comes up further south therefore backing in is nicer, but that's my opinion. The lake is brackish water with no smell to it at all. Saw a small ray swimming along the shore. Cable was great, lots of channels. Wi-Fi was occasionally slow but great for a campground. A bit of a drive over the bridge to the amenities. Close to lots of interesting things to see and do. They have done an amazing job of cleaning up after Hurricane Irene. All hookups are within reach and in great working condition. I would definitely stay here again. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Motorhome.

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limey84

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

A little out of the way but worth the drive if you want to be away from the beach. We used it as a central point to visit the Outer Banks sights. Park facilities are as listed. Sites were on the water. Nice boardwalk around water and into the marsh. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Fifth Wheel.

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StressRecess

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Only paid $20.00 CampClub USA Member. Our fiver was backed up to within 6 feet of the lake, which made the view absolutely beautiful. Far enough away from the Outer Banks (10 minutes), but close enough to good restaurants and shopping. Staff was very nice and helpful. Nice catwalk across the salt marsh to catch a few crabs, if you like. We enjoyed this park very much. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Fifth Wheel.

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trvlkids

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely park with nice lake. Restrooms immaculate. They are small but more than adequate in size. The only drawback to this park is the highway noise, especially on weekday mornings. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Fifth Wheel.

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jerry T160

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is definitely setup for big rigs, however, there are no paved pads. The Wi-Fi was intermittent and the bathhouse/toilet was clean but very small. If you are using your own self-contained facilities the park is fine, but for my small travel trailer I would expect much better bathhouse facilities for $60/night. I stayed 3 nights but would look for another campground if returning with my small rig. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Travel Trailer.

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Damon Travelers

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent 12 nights at this unique and pleasant RV park. Most of the sites are seasonal, but there are 15 transient sites available surrounding a picturesque pond in the marshes. The manager could not have been more friendly or accommodating. Laundry facilities were minimal, at best - one washer and one dryer for the entire park. Although hot during our visit there was an almost constant refreshing breeze. Located somewhat off of the main route through the Outer Banks this park is not hard to find and is only minutes from Rt 64, 158, and 12. We had a most enjoyable and relaxing stay here. Without a doubt we would return. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Motorhome.

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Blueheron2c

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Small, mostly permanent campground with dirt roads. Transient sites back up to the pond with nice views. Water pressure, electric and cable TV were fine. Wi-Fi was hit and miss at best. Manager tried to reset the Wi-Fi numerous times with no result. I would advise you to try to reserve a site starting from site #6 to site #15 to get as far away from the traffic noise which can be almost unbearable. The Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park is located at the end of the road and big trucks as well as 18 wheelers travel this road from early morning until late afternoon. Overall, it's an ok campground albeit too expensive for what few amenities are available. They know they are the only campground in the Nags Head area, unless you want to head down to Hatteras Island, and they can get away with their ridiculous prices. I don't think we would return, opting instead for Hatteras Island campgrounds. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Travel Trailer.

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shelley_s_t

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We were somewhat disappointed by the location of the campground, about 5 miles from the beach and most activities. The staff is attentive to their duties, and the manager went out of her way to take care of things. We enjoyed our 3 day stay here. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Motorhome.

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traveladies

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is perfect. Sites are large, well spaced. It's only about 3 years old and the owners have done an excellent job of setup for maximum enjoyment. Restrooms are amazing. They actually have some style built in. Manager is super friendly and helpful and the setting is wonderful. I highly recommend this park and we would definitely love to return some day. We camped at The Refuge on Roanoke Island in a Motorhome.

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