42. Camping on the Outer Banks

Camping on the Outer Banks can be a wonderful adventure and visitors are pleasantly surprised by the many different camping venues available.

From small private campgrounds to a National Park, trailer or RV, tented camping accommodation or cabins, you’ll have fantastic camping adventures on the OBX.

If you are looking to simply pitch a tent, there are a variety of choices from Kitty Hawk to Ocracoke.  Why not try Cape Hatteras National Seashore for a true beachfront experience?  Or take a private ferry to Portsmouth Island and pitch a tent. But be sure to bring everything you need because camping on Portsmouth Island is really be roughing it.

Bringing a camper or traveling in an RV?  There are a number of great places to hook-up along the beautiful Outer Banks. From Currituck County to Hatteras Island you can find a comfortable haven for camping with all the amenities you might need.

No matter what experience you’re looking for, camping on the Outer Banks has something to offer.  From the absolute basics of your tent on a deserted island, to the luxury of swimming pools, cabins and miniature golf, every level of comfort is here for the taking.


(Please remember that areas including State and National Parks may require camping permits.)