Frisco Campground

Frisco, North Carolina

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Frisco Campground offers some phenomenal oceanside scenery. Located in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the campground is situated among dunes so hilly that you might think you were in the mountains instead of at the beach. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but oceanside topography doesn’t get much more vertical than this in the Tar Heel State. Beach activities such as surf fishing, beachcombing, kayaking, and visiting lighthouses are on the agenda. Or maybe the agenda is to just sit by the Atlantic Ocean and listen to the waves roll in.
The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas

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The Best In Tent Camping: The Carolinas

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

Frisco Campground offers some phenomenal oceanside scenery. Located in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the campground is situated among dunes so hilly that you might think you were in the mountains instead of at the beach.

OK, that’s an exaggeration, but oceanside topography doesn’t get much more vertical than this in the Tar Heel State. Beach activities such as surf fishing, beachcombing, kayaking, and visiting lighthouses are on the agenda. Or maybe the agenda is to just sit by the Atlantic Ocean and listen to the waves roll in.

© 2010 Johnny Molloy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Frisco
Season: March-October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Hatteras Island
Driving Directions: Directions to Frisco Campground

Recent Trail Reviews

6/7/2009
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If you are trying to decide between Frisco and the Cape Campground (both NPS) choose Frisco. The Cape site reminded me of an abandoned baseball field. There is no cover from the elements. The Frisco sites are among the dunes and even the worst sites provide some shelter from the wind. When you get to the park, it is very important to take time and find a good site. Several have parking on the road and campsites under cover of trees and brush. The beach is accessed via two boardwalks and is beautiful – MUCH nicer than the beach near the Cape Campground. The bathhouses are decently clean but there is no hot water. There is a water fountain and filing tap outside of each bathhouse. One thing to note is that the doors to the bathhouses are always propped open. That can make night trips an adventure because the abundant insects are drawn to the lights. The showers are separate from the bathhouses and come in clusters of four. They're clean, but would benefit from a good scrape and paint. Again, there is no hot water, so try to shower during the hottest parts of the day! A solar camp shower was very helpful in that regard. Frisco is pretty far south. Most of the OBX attractions are about 50 – 70 miles north near Kitty Hawk (I think we traveled about 100 miles round trip just to find a McDonalds!!). If that matters, I'd suggest Oregon Inlet (I've never camped there, but it's a lot closer to attractions). If you don’t want all the stores, etc. then Frisco is a great spot. One last thing to consider - prickly pear cacti grow all over the place in the Outer Banks and is abundant at Frisco. Be aware that they hide in the brush and wear appropriate footwear!



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