National Park Service Announces Cape Hatteras 2016 Campground Season

Posted By on March 24, 2016

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore camping season will be expanded for 2016. All four campgrounds, Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke Campgrounds will be open April 15, 2016 through November 28, 2016.

All campgrounds accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes up to 35 feet. Each campground also provides rest rooms, potable water, showers, grills, and picnic tables. No hookups (utility connections) are available.

New for the 2016 camping season, Cape Point Campground visitors will, for the first time, be able to make advance reservations for camping. Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke Campground visitors will continue to be able to make advanced reservations for campsites and reservations are currently being taken. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777, or on the Internet at, and can be made up to six months in advance.

No more than six people and two vehicles may occupy a single campsite. Camping trailers, including pop-up campers, are considered vehicles. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, all camping is limited to a total of 14 days within a 30-day period. Quiet hours are between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Generators may not be operated during these hours.

Group camping is only available at Oregon Inlet Campground. The group campsite accommodates groups of 7-30 people, including infants and toddlers. Due to the popularity of the group camping site, it is recommended that reservations be made at least two weeks in advance.

Camping in Cape Hatteras National Seashore is permitted only in designated campgrounds. Camping on beaches is prohibited. Pets must be physically restrained at all times on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length. For more information, please go to

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