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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.

Elevation 0 ft / 0 m

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

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 5 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G/5G
Confirmed by 3 Users
Last reported 6/20/2023
T-Mobile 5G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/3/2022

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