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Cape Hatteras National Seashore campground season to open mid-April


Cape Hatteras National Seashore Ocracoke campground.

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore camping season will begin in mid-April.

The Oregon Inlet and Cape Point campgrounds will open for the season on Friday, April 14 and the Frisco and Ocracoke campgrounds will open on Friday, April 21. All four campgrounds will remain open until Nov. 27.

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.

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 p.m. and 6 a.m. Generators may not be operated during these hours.

Group camping is available at Oregon Inlet Campground. The group campsite accommodates groups of seven to 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 six feet in length. For more information, please go to www.nps.gov/caha.

Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777, or online at www.recreation.gov, and can be made up to six months in advance.