Hereís my own little review of our stay at the Cape Hatteras, NC Campgrounds.
I had installed AC into our 1955
Overlander just 2 weeks prior to this trip. I have to say if I had not of installed it, we would of sizzled like strips of bacon. We had wonderful weather. HOT with full sun. There isnít a shade tree on the place, so bring sunscreen.
The wind was amazing. The first couple days were the windiest. Our Airstream doesnít have an awning which was probably a good thing. The folks around us that had their awnings out had to keep them rolled up most of the time. They donít allow campfires on the camp sites. But one night the KOA had a bonfire at the beach.
One severe storm passed through, the skies just opened up. Ended up with approximately 5 inches of rain in less than 2 hours. The whole place looked like a lake. Our site was flooded yet drained well within a couple hours. Not so true for about 60% of the campground. The poor tent campers got hit the worst. Even the next day kids were skim boarding the standing water.
We ended up with trailer plumbing problems while we were there. I wonít get into the details, but we had to shut off the water to our trailer due to a major drain line leak. We used the KOA facilities which were very close to our trailer. They were very clean and the shower set up was set up with nice private stalls.
There were plenty of things for the kids to do. One night there was a street dance, DJ and all. We had a great time at the dance. The pools are nice but were very crowded. Thereís a pizza place right at the campgrounds. The pizza was pretty darn good too! The kids did tie dyed t-shirts one day for just $5 per child. Nice touch. There were about half a dozen college or high school age KOA workers that were awesome with the kids ! Another nice touch we appreciated very much !
I shore fished almost everyday, I wasnít so lucky catching anything, but I did witness a woman pulling in a 65# Ray.
There are sites that are right at the dunes. You canít see the ocean from any of these sites, the dune is huge. There are boardwalks that take you to the beach. The sites closest to the boardwalks have people walking past them all day and night. Just a FYI on that. To the best of my knowledge there are not any sites with ocean views.
People were friendly at the grounds, the turnover on the sites was amazing, campers were coming and going all the time. It didnít seem as though they did any fluffing or cleaning prior to new campers coming in. A few of the sites could of used a little cleaning.
All in all we had a great time. I do think I would try someplace different next time but we did have a good stay.
Hard to imagine, but we were the only Airstream at this place the whole time we were there.
Take care, enjoy your travels.