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Overview of Cape Lookout National Seashore Beach Camping

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads. Learn more: Boondocking 101

All camping within the park is primitive beach camping: there are no designated campgrounds. Vehicle camping is permitted on North Core Banks and South Core Banks for those with a 4-wheel drive vehicle from March to November. Be aware of the tides and high tide line when choosing a beach campsite. Strong winds or storms can significantly elevate tides and create hazardous conditions.

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Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Cape Lookout National Seashore Beach Camping

To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. (252) 728-2250

GregV asked on 10/30/2021

Is the camping at Cape Lookout National Seashore open until November 1, or through November? Thanks!

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Dirt Roads & Sunsets asked on 1/10/2021

Thoughts on towing a 19' (total length including hitch) single wheel axle camper with 4WD vehicle to a close spot out...

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Reviews of Cape Lookout National Seashore Beach Camping 3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/4/2018
T-Mobile 5G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/3/2022
4 reviews
“Incredible and Laid Back”

Reviewed 6/3/2022

Nightly rate: $3
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: Beach
Overall Rating

Used Cape Lookout Cabins Camp Ferry to get over. Everyone was awesome and helpful. Potable water in two spots on the island. Sound side at lighthouse has small store you can buy a few cold waters and swim in front of lighthouse. When you get off ferry you can buy ice and they have toilets and a place to dump trash. Heads up, bring lots... more

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T-Mobile 5G

MZWang would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

1 review
“Private Beach”

Reviewed 7/4/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Overall Rating

Very private beach, MUST have good 4x4 or you will get stuck.

Bring everything you need with you. Including a strong canopy for shade and tent stakes that are designed for sand. Cell service with Verizon is good including internet.

Be prepared for sand flys ... bug spray is a must.

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Verizon 4G

Jeffcamper would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

Huachuca
Tarboro, NC
19' Scamp Trailers 19D Side bath
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
3 reviews
“Less famous but much better looking”

Reviewed 1/4/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: N/A
Overall Rating

Cape Lookout National Seashore is an unknown nobody when compared to its more heavily visited northern sister, Cape Hatteras. And that's a really good thing. Most of the info you'll need to have a safe and enjoyable visit is available on the Park's website. The Seashore consists of three barrier islands off the central NC coast -... more

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Huachuca would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Facilities
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • water available
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