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9 RV Parks near Wanchese, North Carolina
Jul 2019 - $65.00
This is a small RV park, but very nice! We were there in May 2018 and paid winter rates. Close enough to Nags Head but far enough away to be out of the congregation. I. Would definitely go back. The only bad thing is if you have to cancel your reservations there is no refund but you can reschedule your days there if you choose to. - WHBarnwell
Mar 2019 - $42.00
For us, The Refuge on Roanoke Island, served as a good spot to camp for 2 nights while we toured the area: e.g., Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Lighthouse. We didn't spend much time in our campsite. It was a full-service, level, gravel/sand, back-in site, that was set along a paved path that looked out onto a very large pond/inlet. All overnighter sites were somewhat closely spaced, but all have a water/pond view. The bulk of the CG's sites seemed reserved for long-term or permanent guests. There was a boardwalk that ran the full lenght of the pond and led to a covered pavilion with a nice seating area. Note: Sites near the entrance will have to deal with some highway noise. No tree cover meant we easily logged into our DISH satellite service. We didn't log into the park's internet. Our Verizon hotspot had 3 bars. Price may seem high, but about average for the area. - Kona Boy
Mar 2019 - $42.00
As others have said, it is mostly residents living in 5th wheels or park models and there are just a few transient daily sites. The rental sites are waterfront. Manager allowed us to pull forward so the view was put our front window. We then ran the utilities under the coach. By pulling ad far forward without having tires on the grass, the utilities were about 6 feet from our door, so we didn't have the sewer right when we stepped outside. Sites are a little close, but not right on top of each other. At first water had slight sulphur smell, but after running for a bit, it went away. Probably because this site hadn't been used during off season. We were able to receive DISH with Tailgater on the picnic table. Verizon worked great. - Dream Chasers
Jun 2018 - $14.00
A nice place - they are bringing electricity (20-30-50 amp) & water to the sites. We had one of them & it was nice to run the AC. A bit of a walk to the ocean but not too bad. It was a nice beach! The showers were acceptable but no heating past solar. Back in site. We fit with a big overhang in the back. With our dolly pushed up under the front of the 30' Class C we had room to park the Toyota Camry in front. There were no fires allowed. We'd stay there again. - becida
Apr 2018 - $28.00
Narrow roads, could be tight when the campground is full. Only a handful of campers when we were here, since we're early in the season. Great location for exploring north to Corolla and Carova Beach, and south to catch the ferry to Ocracoke. No trees, just sand dunes and sea grass! We didn't hear road noise but we had 25-35 mph winds that drowned out everything else. - Roaming Together
Nov 2017 - $14.00
This is CG is part of the National Park system in Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The roads and sites are asphalt. The sites pavement is just wide enough for the RV and some sites will probably fit a 45' MH but you'll have to make other accommodations for your towed vehicle. We stayed here in late November and just parked in an empty site across from our site. The showers are built more with the beach goer in mind with no real convenient place to hang your cloths without getting them wet from the shower. I was expecting cold water but it was comfortably warm with so so pressure. Our site was a short walk over and through some dunes to the beach. If you come here during the summer it is recommended you bring a shade/bug shelter and be prepared for hot sticky weather. There is no shade at all and there's a reason why the Wright Brothers choose this area for flight testing, the wind. It will blow pretty much every day and if you are gong to stake something down make sure you have long stakes 12" or longer would be great. Besides the beach there's several lighthouses in the area and a few miles away is the site of the "Lost Colony" and a nice N.P. museum there. Verizion phone and Mifi worked reasonably well. We'd stay here again if we're in the area. - pumper9x9
Sep 2019 - $70.00
very clean lots of room. Close to all in Kill Devil Hills. - Travel Dee
Jun 2019 - $70.00
The showers were the best and cleanest we've had at any campground, and the sites are large, level and well spaced. The manager was full of good suggestions for places to see/eat/do in the area. OBX would get a 10 but for two things. We were delighted to have a washer/dryer available, but it's the slowest dryer I've ever used, it took at least 3 cycles to get our clothes dry while others waited. And the price was way more than we expected to pay. At $50, we'd have stayed another day or two. - judybird
May 2019 - $65.00
Well run and extremely clean. Beautiful surroundings. - Currly
Mar 2018 - $50.00
The man that checked us in was very helpful and friendly. The sites are extremely close together. There is hardly any room to sit outside of your site without sitting under your neighbor's slide. At least it was cold when we were there and didn't spend a lot of time outside anyway. The majority of the park looks like fulltime residents, with only a few campsites available for others. The location is great for visiting the Kitty Hawk area, I just wish they would give you some more room at the campsites. Verizon and AT&T worked well. - Love2Camp777
Dec 2017 - $50.00
Staff really was over the top helpful with getting me set up an making sure we were taken care of. We actually extended our stay at a whim and he ensured we were good to go. We will be back. - Keith Goins
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 2018 - $53.00
We stayed in site #4, which is one of the water/electric sites right on Pamlico Sound. Very level, and the view was incredible. All the sites were very small and tightly spaced, with zero privacy, which is pretty standard for such prime waterfront real estate (and typical of popular beach destinations, in general). Since the sites were so small, this place was really geared more toward tent campers and those with shorter RVs (25' or less, I'd say). Each site had a picnic table, and most had a fire pit, which is pretty rare in this area (many CGs ban ground fires due to frequent high winds). Bath house was OK. Cleanliness was so-so, depending on the day, but the biggest issue was it was not air-conditioned, so using the restroom was generally a pretty muggy and unpleasant experience. However, the amazing outdoor showers made up for it. They were huge, with great water pressure, and felt great after a long, hot day in the sun. Unfortunately, there was often trash or toiletries left behind from other guests in the showers, but there was so much room and ledge space that it was easy to avoid and didn't bother me. Generally speaking, the bath houses and grounds could stand a little more regular cleaning and maintenance, but since the owners run a water sport rental business from the property, it's obvious that's their main focus. Once checked in, it seems campers are left to their own devices until/unless they want to rent some equipment, because the owners and staff spent all day at the rental booth. I didn't find this to be a problem at all; I just mention this to advise other campers to expect a more hands-off management approach, at least on the camping side. Overall, this is a really neat little campground on the sound, and the prices are great for the area. If you can deal with the tight spacing, minimal upkeep, and lack of big-resort amenities, this is a great, cost-effective option in a gorgeous setting! - Jenventola
Jul 2018 - $46.00
This is a gem but for smaller sized units. You are right on the bay and the spot backs to it. There is power and water but the sites are a bit tight but I got in with no issues. The staff are incredibly helpful, attentive and polite. In fact they called us to see if we would be there before they closed and if not told us they put a reserved cone up for us. There is no sewer at this campground but we knew that going in. If it was here I doubt there would be many openings for anyone. There are a lot of tents that don't need sewer and the bath house is clean and nice. - John S.
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.
Oct 2019 - $85.00
A true destination campground. Got here 3 weeks after Hurricane Dorian and everything is up to par. Many of the local shops are shut down as the season is over, and it is early October. The site is right on Pamlico Sound with beautiful sunsets and fabulous views. All the amenities that one could ask for. An oddity here is that they charge extra for dogs and cable. If you get Ocean front, don't expect to see the Ocean. Dune are between the campground and Atlantic. - BWolfAR
Aug 2019 - $117.00
We stayed in site 335, a sound front site with full hookups. Being the last site on the loop, it was a little tougher to get in to than others, but no real issue.
The sound front sites have unbelievable sunset views. The campground offers wi-fi but they will tell you that the bandwidth is limited. It is, but I cannot ding them for that, they were up front with the limitation.
The sites are all fairly level with concrete pads and patios. Our site took all of the sewer hose we had to reach the connection. Power is good and water pressure is solid. Overall I would recommend this park. - General Houston
Aug 2019 - $90.00
Park is showing it's age from the wear and tear of being a coastal park. Roads though paved, need work. Sites tight between RVs. Power good, water pressure fine. Don't know if we will return. - Field Trip
Oct 2019 - $90.00
First, I'd like to make it clear that the customer service here is outstanding! Every person on staff we interacted with was courteous and accommodating. This was our second stay at KOA Cape Hatteras. Last year I gave them a strong review but noted issues of neglect towards the sites. Unfortunately, this trend has continued. Many of the buildings needed fresh paint. The asphalt roads are severely degraded as are the camp sites. In fact, it's difficult to determine if the sites are gravel, or just decrepit asphalt. We had a pretty good rain one night. We woke up to find large portions of the grounds flooded (see photos). Mostly the roads, but also several campgrounds were covered for several days. There are playground features on the premises, but many are very run down. As is the dog park. First, it's small and narrow with no grass. It's mostly sand and weeds. Plus, they've jammed it so full of agility obstacles that it's impossible to play a simple game of catch with a big dog This could be a flagship resort. They have the right location and a great staff. And they certainly charge a premium rate. It's too bad they are letting the place run down. We will be returning to OBX, but not the this KOA . - Cyclist922
Aug 2019 - $100.00
Excellent location away from the crowds around the Nagshead area. Expensive but appropriate for the area. On the beach which is great for beautiful morning and evening walks. Would stay there again. - JoeFred
Jun 2019 - $125.00
We stayed almost a week at this KOA. Had a great time and the weather was fantastic. It did get windy the last few days there. We had briars or something in the grass at our site and could not go bare foot in the grass at our site. It was weird because up near the pool they were not there. The Cafe there was fantastic. Great service and great food. Highly recommend eating there. Staff was great all week, and very helpful and friendly. Ice was only $2 a bag and the bags were pretty good size. Restrooms were great, plenty of hot water and clean. Air conditioning worked great in the shower and restroom areas. Pool was incredible. Very large and you could hang out and watch the kids swim comfortably. The only thing I would change is I was very disappointed with the office store. The selection of groceries was bad. I wanted a big bag of chips and they just had single individual size. I would make more of the office groceries and less trinkets. Especially since there is not a grocery store nearby. They did have beer and wine, but of course no beer I liked to drink. But very disappointed with the store groceries there. They had no cases of water, or even 12 packs of water. They only sold liters of water. I thought that was crazy you couldn't go there and by a case of water, or at least a 12 pack of water. I was expecting better. But a great place to camp. Can't get any better when you can walk to the beach from your campsite. We will be back, and of course we'll bring more water! :) - Jeff Hedges
Aug 2019 - $56.00
We stayed at this park for 6 nights in Aug 2019. Our friends had booked two sites side by side. However, when we arrived, they had moved us to a site across and over one from our friends. (We were not happy about this). But after 2 nights, the site next to our friends became empty so they allowed us to move. I would recommend that they do not move campers who have reservations for 2 sites side by side just to accommodate someone who wants to stay an extra night. They were very nice in the office and helpful with any questions. The park is clean. There are some sites with shade but otherwise you are out in the sun. Our site was 2 away from the beach so we were happy - Joan Weesies
Aug 2019 - $55.00
We arrived in a monsoon and we had ten inches of rain on friday night thru sunday morning. Some of the sites in the middle of the campground were underwater but the long row towards the beach was fine. It is the beach and flat and the roads were flooded as well so the waster was coming in from the road too. It was down to travel in the middle of the road in some places. The campground it great and they moved a couple people to dryer sites. This is a great place and has good power water and cable as well. - John S.
Jul 2019 - $65.00
Nice RV park with grass between sites but sites are very close to each other. Easy access to beach and is a family RV park with lots a kids and pets. - Bert338