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Old 01-26-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Hi all--I am thinking of heading down to Cape Hatteras, the beginning of May. I have to pick my daughter up in DC around the 12th, so thought I might head south a week early to explore this area, and check out the paths of a couple of my ancestors (Nags Head).

Any suggestions for campgrounds? Is this a pleasant time of year to be there?
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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No experience there but here is a pretty good sized thread on the Outer Banks...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f382...nks-48525.html
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:06 AM   #3
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The weather should be pleasant. The wind can be harsh so we learned to stay on the sound side. Better fishing too. Mid week tends to be less crowded.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:47 AM   #4
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In May of '09 we stayed at Camp Hatteras. It is a large RV Park and well used. The water was cold, too cold, and plenty of wind on the ocean side of the park. They do have a section across the road on the sound side.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:52 AM   #6
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See post #101 in the Favorite Campground thread. This contains info on my recommendation for Sands of Time Campground and Oceon Waves CG.

Camp Hatteras is very expensive and you can't drink the water! Ocean Waves is close to it and costs half as much or less, but make reservations.

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Old 02-16-2011, 06:15 AM   #7
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We like the KOA adjacent to Camp Hatteras. With luck you will be able to back up to the dunes. Great beach. Can be windy anytime of the year, so forget using the awnings. Rates can be high, but it may that the time of the year you are going is before the high season begins.

We've stayed at Camp Hatteras on the sound side. Still windy. Water is an issue though there is drinkable water available. Water for other uses is fine but be prepared to change out you water filter when you leave. Camp showers are great too.

All in all, we prefer the KOA.
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Hey all. Thanks for the info. I have checked out the recommended campgrounds on-line, and they are definately good possibilities. I was not able to find the #101 comment on that previous thread, though. The thread that was mentioned in a prior comment only went through three pages. I would like to hear your comments on the campgrounds. Looking so far at KOA, Frisco Woods, Sands of Time and Ocean Waves; the only one I have tentatively elimated is Sands of Time (something about their pictures turned me off).
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Below is my post that I was referring to (#101). If you are going down to Frisco, you will be going past Sands of Time cg. Even though you saw something you did not like in their photos, I would still take a run through the cg. Look for the water tank in Avon.

I don't remember the name of it, but check out the first restaurant on the left as you go into Hatteras. It has its own seafood shop on the left side. They have photos from a major huricane some years ago built into the table tops- very interesting.

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Thanks for the link and the info! Next year, I will have to go!!
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I love Cape Hatteras, and my campground of choice is Camp Hatteras. I stayed at the KOA with my parents back in the '90s, though, and it's a decent campground, too - but Camp Hatteras is just a bit nicer.

WDCU has a weeklong rally there every other year, on the even years, which helps some with the cost...but yeah, it is an expensive campground even with that. To reduce the cost, the last two times I went, I went down on Tuesday instead of staying the entire week. This was okay because the first time, I had some other stuff I needed to get done around the house anyway, and the second time, my wife didn't have enough leave to support a weeklong trip with all the other things we had going. Next time I bet we'll both want to do an entire week, though.
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