Top 10 RV Parks Near the Outer Banks Area

Top 5 reasons why it’s a fun place to visit:

  1. Explore the Currituck Beach Lighthouse or the Bodie Island Lighthouse
  2. Check out the Wright Brothers National Memorial
  3. Ride horses on Currituck Beach
  4. Visit the Whalehead in Historic Corolla
  5. Check out the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

List of top 10 RV Parks in the Outer Banks area:

(Disclaimer: information is a compilation of researched info as published online and does not necessarily reflect the experience or opinion of the author)

The RV parks have been ranked and are listed from “Most Recommended” to “Least Recommended” based on reviews, feedback, amenities, and preference. Cost was not the primary ranking driver. Please note that weekend RV families with children might have different needs than full-time RV “snowbirds”.

1. Camp Hatteras RV Resort and Campground

Address: 24798 NC HWY 12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
Phone: (252)-987-2777
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: camphatteras.com
Specs
Pricing: $56-165/daily (based on site and season)
Total RV sites: over 400
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes  (indoor and outdoor) 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes  (hotspots around the campground, the free Wi-Fi is not for streaming in the RV)

According to their Website, Camp Hatteras RV Resort and Campground is located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This resort is surrounded by two bodies of water, the Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, which is why they say, “Life on a Sandbar”.

The Outer Banks is well known for its Lighthouses, the Wright Brother’s Memorial and Blackbeard the Pirate among other facts and lore. The campground sits on 50 acres with Oceanfront and Sound front accommodations including RV and Tent Sites along with Park Model Rentals. (Source: Camp Hatteras RV Campground and Resort)

What makes this park unique?

A true gem of an RV park, this park has so many amenities and is right on the water! It’s such a wonderful place to spend vacation time and to make family memories! There are also rooms to accommodate group gatherings, such as weddings or rallies, and there’s so much to explore in the area!

What we like about it
  • Ocean to Sound front Camping
  • 1000 ft of both Ocean and Sound Access
  • Concrete Pad and Patio
  • Cable TV
  • WIFI hot spots are located at the clubhouse and
  • conference center areas. 
  • Marina with Water Sports Rentals
  • 5 Bath Houses and 4 Laundry Facilities
  • Tennis – Basketball – Shuffleboard
  • Miniature Golf – Playground – Bicycle Rentals
  • Game Room – Cornhole
  • Non-Denominational Worship Services
  • Planned Activities and Crafts
  • Dog Park and Agility Course
  • Fully Stocked Camp Store
  • Clubhouse with Kitchen
  • Conference Center with Kitchen
  • Guard House and Security
Drawbacks
  • none

2. Sands of Time Campground

Sands of Time Campground

Address: 40523 N End Rd, Avon, NC 27915
Phone: (252)-995-5596
Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: sandsoftimecampground.com
Specs
Pricing: $54-58/daily (depending on hookups)
Total RV sites: unknown
Hookups: full (30 or 50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes  (limit 2, $1/day/pet) 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

When you stay at Sands of Time Campground, located in the quaint fishing village Avon better known as Kinnakeet by the locals, you will enjoy the serenity of Hatteras Island as in days gone
by with the modern convenience of today. (Source: Sands of Time Campground – Home)

What makes this park unique?

This campground is within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, Avon fishing pier, entertainment and pristine beaches. Just two and a half miles down the road is “Canadian Hole”, which is famous nationwide among wind surfers and kite surfers. This is an affordable no-frills campground.

What we like about it
  • Cable TV
  • Laundry
  • Fish cleaning table
Drawbacks
  • Additional charges for extra adults, teens, or children

3. Outer Banks/Currituck KOA Holiday

Address: 1631 Waterlily Rd, Coinjock, NC 27923
Phone: (252)-453-2732
Email: [email protected]
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: koa.com
Specs
Pricing: $160-200/daily (discounts available)
Total RV sites: unknown
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes  
Wi-Fi: Yes 

Outer Banks West / Currituck Sound KOA Holiday is a secluded oasis on the shores of the Currituck Sound.

Outer Banks Currituck KOA

What makes this park unique?

Whether one prefers to camp or glamp, there is room for everyone: whether waterfront and inland RV sites, deluxe cabin rentals, RV rentals, or primitive tent sites. With over a half-mile of shoreline, water enthusiasts will enjoy 4 fishing and crabbing piers, boat ramps, a family swimming area, and water sports rentals. The Waterlily Room, our 7,500 square foot event space, can accommodate groups, rallies, reunions, wedding, and more.

What we like about it
  • Campfire
  • Boat ramps
  • Incredible location
  • Swimming area
  • Boat rentals
  • Rally space
  • Bird watching
  • Arcades
  • Jump Pad
  • Nature trails
Drawbacks
  • Expensive
  • Tight sites

4. OBX Campground

Address: 126 Marshy Ridge Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone: (252)-564-4741
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: obxcampground.com
Specs
Pricing: $50-90/daily, $300-540/weekly (depending on season)
Total RV sites: 56 (no tent sites)
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: unknown

Located on Colington Island in Kill Devil Hills, this park is located down the road from the Wright Brothers Memorial.

OBX Campground

What makes this park unique?

This park is just a few minutes away from the beach & conveniently located near many attractions. The biggest oddity is the historic cemetery located in the middle of the campground.

What we like about it
  • Picnic tables
  • Laundry
  • Dump station
  • Dock
  • Cable TV
  • Historic cemetery (located in the center of the RV park)
  • 10×35 trailer pad
Drawbacks
  • none

5. Oregon Inlet Campground

Address: 506 Park Service Rd, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: (252)-441-6246
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: recreation.gov
Specs
Pricing: $28-35/daily (based on site selection)
Total RV sites: 81
Hookups: partial (30/50, water), dump station on site
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: No

Oregon Inlet Campground is the northernmost campground on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. When camping here, you are within a short distance of the full-service town of Nags Head to the north, and the world class fishing at Oregon Inlet to the south.

Oregon Inlet Campground

What makes this park unique?

The campground is located on the east side of the barrier island, just a short walk through the dunes to the expansive waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Sea Oats and other native flowering plants blanket the dunes providing a picturesque backdrop for your camping experience.

What we like about it
  • Potable water
  • Picnic table
  • Charcoal grill
  • Dump station
  • Flush toilets
  • Heated showers
Drawbacks
  • Challenging to get a site

6. Cape Hateras KOA

Address: 25099 NC-12, Rodanthe, NC 27968
Phone: (800)-562-5268
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: koa.com
Specs
Pricing: must call office
Total RV sites: unknown
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes

A beachfront campground, Cape Hatteras KOA is a resort unlike any other! With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Pamlico sound on the other, it’s the perfect place for a vacation!

Cape Hateras KOA

What makes this park unique?

This park is incredible! Close to water, with a huge hot tub and pool and so many amenities! The sites are spacious, and the sunsets are one-of-a-kind. It’s the perfect getaway. One can enjoy the zero-entry pool (perfect for the little ones) with lap lanes for the swimmers, a new double water slide for the kids, and a hot tub area for relaxing. The Guest House is complete with store, poolside cafe, Internet area with computers, and lounging room with wi-fi. During the summer months, this park has a full roster of events. Everything from pool games to basketball tournaments, tie-dying, live skits, live music at the pool, and family movie nights out under the stars. Finally, this park has beach access for those who’d rather just spend time at the beach!

What we like about it
  • Laundry
  • Store
  • BBQ
  • Playground
  • Horseshoes
  • Cable TV
Drawbacks
  • Challenging to make a reservation

7. Rodanthe Watersports and Campground

Address: 24170 NC Highway 12, Rodanthe, North Carolina 27968
Phone: (252)-987-1431
Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Website: rodanthewatersports.com
Specs
Pricing: $75-95/daily
Total RV sites: 12
Hookups: full (20/30, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers:  unknown
Pets Allowed: Yes (pet fee)
Wi-Fi:  unknown

Escape the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, while camping waterfront and instilling the love of the great outdoors in your family at affordable rates. Rodanthe Watersports & Campgrounds is located on waterfront on the Pamlico Sound.

Rodanthe Watersports and Campground

What makes this park unique?

This family-run campground is within walking distance to the beach, fishing pier, skate park, restaurants, and shopping. After all day of swimming, kayaking, fishing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paddleboarding or beach combing, one can sit back and absorb spectacular sunsets over the water from the campsite. Surfing and sailing lessons are available.

What we like about it
  • Clean
  • On the water
Drawbacks
  • Pricey
  • No 50 Amp service

8. Ocean Waves Campground

Address: 25313 Highway 12, Waves, NC 27982
Phone: (252)-987-2556

Email: [email protected]
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: oceanwavescampground.com

Specs
Pricing: $62-67/daily, $750 (plus electric)/monthly
Total RV sites: 68
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

Located on the water, this campground is a great stop to stay for awhile and to build life-long memories. Many visitors are repeat customers, building a family legacy.

Ocean Waves Campground

What makes this park unique?

This park is a smaller family-owned park that prides itself in customer service. The staff enjoys sharing their love and passion for the island with their visitors and make the stay as comfortable as possible, with attention to detail.

What we like about it
  • Picnic tables
  • Convenience store
  • Ocean access
  • Ice
  • Cable TV
  • Game room
Drawbacks
  • None

9. North River Campground

Address: 256 Garrington Island Rd, Shawboro, NC 27973
Phone: (252)-336-4414
Hours: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Website: northrivercampground.com
Specs
Pricing: $50/daily, $500-650/monthly (call office for details)
Total RV sites: 117
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

Located in the woods by a river, this campground feels like a classic summer campground. However, it has also lake access, as well as all the island life benefits.

North River Campground

What makes this park unique?

This campground is very well-laid out, with a 5-acre lake in the middle and many additional amenities that ensure one is never bored.

What we like about it
  • Playground
  • Minigolf
  • Pavilions
  • Laundry
  • LP gas
  • 5-acre lake
  • Satellite TV
  • Picnic tables
Drawbacks
  • none

10. North Landing Beach Riverfront Campground

Address: 161 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457
Phone: (757)-426-6241

Email: [email protected]
Hours: 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
Website: northlandingbeach.com

Specs
Pricing: unknown
Total RV sites: 159
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

Located on the Virginia side of the island, this park is a wonderful fit for RVing families. There is a plethora of activities, whether on land or on water.

North Landing Beach Riverfront Campground  

What makes this park unique?

A neatly laid out, professionally ran resort-that sums up this campground. One can also book cabins and there is enough space for large group gatherings, such as rallies.

What we like about it
  • Fishing
  • Private Beach
  • Riverfront Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Crabbing
  • wildlife preserve nearby
  • Bird Watching
  • Volleyball
  • Spa
  • Kayak, Canoe and Paddle board Rentals
  • 2 Playgrounds
  • Planned Weekend Activities –
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Weekend Nightly Movies
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Corn Hole
  • Boat Launch Ramp (up to 28’)
  • Mini Golf
  • Basketball Pickle Ball
  • Batting cage
  • Bocce ball
  • Ping pong
  • Large Scout tent field – accommodates up to 350
Drawbacks
  • None

TIPS TO GET TO OUTER BANKS

The Outer Banks are composed of a series of islands over 100 miles long. Getting there requires a water crossing. One must take either a bridge or a ferry. The Outer Banks area is pretty much only accessible via US-158 when coming from the north area, US-264 when coming from the west area and US-70 when coming from the south area. Make sure to check the ferry schedule and make a reservation if you plan to cross with an RV. The fees are based on the total length of truck and trailer and range anywhere from $30-$45.

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