cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
The Takeaway: vast sandy stretches of beach on the unparalleled OBX offer a inimitable vacation experience. The park stretches from oceanside to soundside in a quiet area of the OBX away from the vacation dense populations of Nags Head to the north and Avon to the south. Level concrete pads with patio, FHU, strong 50 amp electrical, and cable. WiFi is good and supports streaming. There are some very good local restaurants and seafood markets in Waves, Manteo and Avon all worth driving to. And there are 5 lighthouses from Oracoke to Corolla to explore and climb. We visited September 2017 and July 2019.Go to www.rickpicks.com for other reviews, critiques and essays with links to area attractions and a more detailed review of this park,etc.
I was looking forward for a week of camping in the outer banks and although it was a good time the campground was not deserving of an overall high rating. The staff was nice but not as friendly or welcoming as most campground I have visited. I'm an outgoing person and like to chat but I received that uncomfortable feeling all week that they had a job to do and being friendly was not part of the job. I felt watched as everyday they came past my campsite inspecting to see if I connected to the cable TV system, for the few dollars it cost per day for cable they should add into the cost of camping and advertise free cable, it would feel like more bang for my buck. I also had to pay extra for my daughter and son-in-law, again include it in the price, I felt I was being up-charged for anything I did. The concrete pads are important but they don't clean the sand off the pads of maintain the area around it.
It's a nice campground but not a resort type facility, I expected more for what I had to pay per night. I wouldn't tell you not to camp there but I found other campgrounds in the area that provide a good camping experience but for some it's location and I get that. I Just think management needs to review what a good camping experience should be. Reservations was easy to get at this campground and others was booked up and that should tell you something.
We spent Thanksgiving here, and we loved it! We stayed oceanside, just a short walk to the beach. You could hear the waves, even if you couldn't see them. The beach was very nice, and very clean. The sites were a bit small, but nice and flat, concrete pads with a concrete picnic area and nice picnic table. Campfires only in raised fire-rings, so bring your own or buy one there. Wifi not so great, but we were "camping", so it was adequate for our needs. We did not use the bath house, but the laundry was very clean each time we were there. An outside light at the laundry room door would have been helpful.
The campground is roughly halfway down the Outer Banks, which was convenient for taking in the attractions at either end of the islands.
The staff was quite friendly and helpful. The campground was clean and well maintained. Very pet-friendly, and very quiet at night. We would definitely stay there again!!
We decided to ditch the family and spent Thanksgiving in OBX this year. We stayed at this park through the Coast to Coast network and absolutely loved it. The sites all have concrete pads and, while they aren't the largest sites we've seen, there was plenty of space for our Super C. The sites had cable television (nominal extra charge) and the wifi was good around the office, but not at the sites. Wifi at campsites is a bonus in my mind, though - we are, after all, camping. We're looking forward to going back the same time next year!
We stayed for a little over a week this summer and I fell in love with the campground. The sites next to the ocean were a little pricey but worth it to be able to sit outside and hear the waves. There were not very many restaurants nearby but the drive to several wonderful places was not too far. You must try the Froggy Dog. It's not a hot dog place but it's really good. Just be sure to order the Outer Banks vacation guide. We will be going back and staying in this campground and we will stay longer
This is a wonderful campground! It is clean, the staff friendly and helpful and campsites well maintained. We were on the beach side, and even though we couldn't see the beach, we could hear the ocean and were just a few steps from it. We rode across to the sound side in the evening and watched the sunset. Magnificent!!
Beautiful place. The camp ground is massive on both sides of the road. The ocean side and sound side sites are in full sun. All sites have a concrete pad. The ocean side beach is fabulous, but if you're camping there you can't see it. You can hear it. But there is a large dune preventing any sight of it. The sound side is great you have full view of the water. My biggest complaint with this place is that the sites are more of a parking lot. The sites are extremely small. Once you open your awning it is almost touching the neighboring trailer. The internet is useless. You really can't ever get much out of it.
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