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Ocracoke Campground Season Extended

Social trail from the Ocracoke Campground to an ocean-facing beach. Photo: National Park Service

All 136 sites at Ocracoke Campground will be open for use through the winter.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore announced Wednesday that the campground season, which usually ends after Thanksgiving weekend, had been extended.

The Oregon Inlet Campground on Bodie Island will also remain open through the winter, as it normally does.

Reservations and payments for campsites at Ocracoke, Oregon Inlet, Cape Point and Frisco campgrounds can only be made online at or by calling a representative at 877-444-6777. Making site-specific camping reservations prior to arrival is strongly encouraged.

“We are extending the camping season at the Ocracoke Campground through the winter to provide more opportunities for camping at the Seashore,” stated David Hallac, Superintendent, National Parks of Eastern North Carolina. “We will evaluate its use this winter and determine if year-round camping on Ocracoke will be continued in the future. Last year, we decided to keep the Oregon Inlet Campground open all winter and it was well-used. Extended camping seasons align with our plans to modernize campgrounds and broaden the opportunities for the public to have high-quality camping experiences.”

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