Camping at Emerald Isle

Camping at Emerald Isle
Revel in the ocean and bay water of Emerald Isle, a town on North Carolina's southern Outer Banks. Commercially owned campgrounds in town cater to the outdoor enthusiast and those who just want to relax in the region's long season of warm weather. Camping in the nearby Croatan National Forest satisfies vacationers who prefer a more bucolic atmosphere near hiking trails, timber and wildlife.

Camp Ocean Forest Campground

Pitch a tent or park your RV for a few days at this oceanfront campground. Bring your surfboard and fishing pole to take full advantage of easy beach access. Camp Ocean Forest offers beachfront lots, with side and center lots at a lower rate. The sites have water, electrical, sewage and cable TV connections. There are bathrooms and laundry facilities on the grounds.

Camp Ocean Forest Campground
100 Fairview Drive
Emerald Isle, North Carolina 28594
(252) 354-3454
campoceanforest.com

Holiday Trav-L-Park for Campers

Hook up the connections to your trailer or big rig, and then slip into a bathing suit for laps in the campground swimming pool. Monthly and long-term lot rentals are available for campers dedicated to the area's water sports and fishing. Rent a wide tire beach bike at the beach gear shop up one block, then ride for miles along the shoreline. Then relax at HTP's gazebo overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Holiday Trav-L-Park for Campers
9102 Coast Guard Road
Emerald Isle, North Carolina 28594
(252) 354-2250
htpresort.com

Cedar Point Campground---Croatan National Forest

Escape commercial campgrounds with a stay in Croatan National Forest. The Cedar Point Campground, just across Bogue Sound, has 40 campsites with electricity, showers and flush toilets. Put in your kayak or canoe, hike the Cedar Point Tideland Trail or fish from the pier---all within a few minutes drive of Emerald Isle attractions. A campground recreation use fee is required. Contact the Forest headquarters directly for campsite availability.

Croatan National Forest Headquarters
141 E. Fisher Ave.
New Bern, North Carolina 28560
(252) 638-5628
cs.unca.edu/nfsnc

Article Written By Denise Schoonhoven

A seasoned business traveler, Denise Schoonhoven specializes in food, travel, landscaping, design and personal development topics. She has lived and worked in London, San Francisco, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Pacific Northwest. Schoonhoven hails from the corporate writing world where she authored marketing material, catalogs, presentations and training documents.

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