We always enjoy this campground. This is roughing it without water or electrical at the site. You can run your generator until 9 pm. We fill the water tanks before we get in and then just add another 5 gallons each day we are here. We don't run the generator that much, and if you get a campsite at the higher level, you get a better sea breeze and view. The National Park now requires a permit to drive on the beach and it costs $50.00 for a week! $120.00 for a year. Most of the park people are nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great dry camping near beach. Some sites are on the road and some are tucked back in the trees. A few have view of ocean beyond the dunes. Tent campers will find more privacy than big rigs. Clean bathrooms have running water. No water or electric at sites. Showers are primitive, cold water only. Dump station is few miles away at other NPS camp ground, Cape Point. But scenery is MUCH more interesting at Frisco. Cape Point is like camping on a soccer field. Driving permitted on beach (until 10pm) and access is right outside the park. Well stocked convenience/tackle store with free air for tires located 0.5 mile from beach access. Not to be confused with Frisco Woods (which is also nice, but very different). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Cost with pass $10 a night. Out site P29 near a boardwalk to the beach and the bathrooms. There are at least 127 sites at this campground and it fills up Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends but most other times you can get a site. There are no reservations here only first come first serve. This is a very pretty campground that is really spread out among the dunes with ground coverage for privacy. No hot showers but there are cold and the bathrooms are adequate and there are quite a few of them spread throughout the campground. The sites on the outer loop up on the hill are stunning – you can see the Ocean in the distance from them but we still preferred the sites near the boardwalk. This campground is in driving distance of Cape Hatteras Visitor Center, Lighthouse and Museum and the walking ranger talks and hikes through that area. It is also near the village of Hatteras where you catch a free ferry to Ocracoke Island. We loved our two night stay here even though it was windy but where is it not windy on the Outer Banks! There is another NP campground in the area Cape Point but it does not open until the weekend before Memorial Weekend. We definitely would return to this campground – it’s stunning! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a National Park Service campground located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Although there are not any hookups, the view of the ocean that some of the sites offer makes this a worthwhile stop. The sites are of medium size, but there is lots of space between sites. The campground offers a boardwalk with access to the beach. The weather was great, but watch out for mosquitoes. Unlike most NPS campgrounds this one offers a basic shower so you can clean up after spending the day in the ocean. The campground is about 20 minutes from the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Reservations are not available, and weren't necessary as the campground was only 1/3 full. Be sure to check out the local fish markets for fresh local fish and take in a national park program. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was sand, grass and level in the front area of the grounds. Staff was nice. Utilities worked fine and power was up to spec. Pretty tight driving through in a motorhome, but one headache was people parking in the narrow roads. There is ample room for parking off the roads. I'm still debating if I would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were greeted nicely upon arrival. We had stayed there before and told them that we knew where to go. It was crowded due to a kite boarding gathering that weekend. We had things off site to keep us busy and the group was well behaved. There were fireworks one night and beer parties two nights but again no bad behavior observed. We didn't use the pool and neither did anyone else. Bathrooms are dated but clean. I paid $15.00 for three tiny dogs. Not sure why the charge. Lots of dog waste from people not cleaning up after their dogs. Are people getting back for having to pay a dog fee? The pluses outweigh the minuses for us; therefore, we will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
After reading some of the older reviews of this campground and the treatment by the office personnel I was a bit leery. Turns out that the guy in the office was a pleasure to work with and can't possibly be the same person that others had problems with. I was expecting to be crammed into a small sandy site with no shade but was pleasantly surprised to find a nice sized site with a tree (C6) and grass, on the canal. We had a nice view of the sound and the breeze kept the bugs away. The pool was nice. I can't comment on the rest rooms as I never used them during our stay. The cable TV and the Wi-Fi worked fine. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed in this campground for 11 nights, which included being there for July 4th. This was our first time in this campground. We read all the reviews previously posted, but still decided to go here. In addition to reading all the reviews, we also drove through this campground in the summer of 2010 knowing we'd be camping there the next year. We stayed in two different sites; a sound front site for 6 nights and a canal front site for the remaining 5 nights. Preferred the sound front sites for several reasons; 1) we could see our kids playing in the sound and 2) less "thru" traffic by other campers' children walking through our site to get to the canal/sound edge. The sunset from either of these two sites was AMAZING! This campground is what I would call more "laid back" in that it is not your concrete pad sites with pristine grass/landscaping. If you are looking for that, then don't stay here. However, if you are looking for a campground with a casual, relaxing feel for your family, then this is it. I know it is popular for windboarders/surfers, but we simply enjoyed floating around in the sound in the mornings before heading out to the beach, which is literally right across the road on Frisco Beach. Upon our initial arrival, we were terribly excited to see that the campground's main roads had been paved since our drive-by visit last year. This was a HUGE improvement as the blowing dust was one of our main concerns. It also made it very nice to walk to the bath house, camp store and pool. Wonderful improvement! Also noted that many of the sites had been freshly sodded this spring. All though the new sod has pretty much turned brown and was shedding quite a bit, I am hopeful that by next year, it will have taken a bit and be more established. Still, this is a very nice improvement to the sites. Bathrooms - I checked that they were clean, BUT they really could use a bit more attention. The showers were not clean enough that I would use them without wearing flip flops. Nuf said, right? We used the bath house by the camp store one time, but again, they were a bit "grungy". I popped into the bath house over on the other side (appears to be a newer facility) and they were much nicer/cleaner, but there were only two showers there instead of four over at the campstore one. Pool was nice and clean. Kids had a blast and I loved that the laundry facilities were attached to the pool so I could catch up on some laundry while watching my kids...great, great feature in my opinion. Loads were $1.75 for each load. We had no issues with the staff...all were curteous and very helpful. Early in our stay there was a very, very large group of young people (late teens/early-mid 20's) staying in the soundfront tent sites. They were basically partying 24/7. They were using language that was completely vulgar and inappropriate while swimming/drinking in the sound during the morning and afternoon hours. My young children heard things I did not want them to be hearing. I had planned on talking to the group the next day but did not have to as they were apparently asked to leave. That night they actually drove a truck INTO THE SOUND and drove around screaming and hollering at 2 a.m. There were also people in the water in the headlights of the truck. It was very dangerous and crazy. Obviously, they were drunk out of their minds. We called the police who arrived in minutes to bring some order to madness. The next morning we found out that several other campers had also called the police. We were pleased that they left. It was a MUCH more enjoyable campground once all that hooplah was gone. I gave this campground an 8/10 simply because of the bathrooms and it's more rural/rustic feel. We love it and are already planning on returning next summer for two weeks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
To start with I have not been treated more rude than I have at this campgrounds, the guy (not sure if he is the owner) that works at the front counter acts like he has worked way to long at the same job. I was treated like crap for asking about a AAA discount, they said I could not get it because I did not show my card when I checked in (that was about two hours prior, and also I told them that I had a AAA card when I made my reservations). The campground was OK with most everything else. We found real nice people camping and not to my amazement they had encountered they same attitudes from the staff. (One correction on the staff the lady with the cast was very pleasant) Frisco is a wonderful place, we went in many of the shops and restaurants, we have had a wonderful vacation even though this campgrounds was not a pleasant as it could have been. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We just returned from a week at this campground and will not return. I booked, in March. what I was told would be a good site. When we arrived we found our site to be very close to a seasonal with a converted 30 ft silver, solid body racing hauler. So close that our awning touched the side of his trailer. The ladies in the office were helpful, but the other site we were offered was impossible to back into, the low branches of a tree scratched the side of our trailer and broke off the outside light as we tried for a half hour to back in. We gave up and spent our week next to the hauler. The view did improve when a pile of sand was dumped in front of our site to be used to fill in the holes in the campground roadways. Never again. I will spend my week elsewhere, probably up north at one of the other campgrounds. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have mixed feelings regarding this campground. For the first 12 days we were in the campground we had a site relatively close to the sound. The sunsets were tremendous!! The sites were very tight, grass and sand, and level. The Wi-Fi at our first site was excellent. However, for our last 4 days we had to move to the front of the campground and the Wi-Fi was nonexistent. They need to make Wi-Fi available throughout the park as that is one of the amenities advertised! Also, the sites were very tight at our second location. Our site was 25' wide and the adjoining site was 20' wide. In fact, when a pop-up tried to maneuver into the neighboring site they eventually gave up as it was way too narrow, even for a pop-up. In the future we will look for another campground farther north. We feel this campground could have a lot of potential, but it needs lots of TLC and maintenance, starting with the roads that are full of potholes. Also, when camp sites are vacated there is virtually no cleanup or maintenance done prior to the next camper. For the most part the staff was friendly. The ladies were very cordial but the gentleman was always grumpy and didn't appear to want to be here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed on the Sound side, in site number 27 during this visit. When I first pulled in, I was a but upset to find out that our campsite was not very level and it took me some time to get the pop-up situated because of the deep sand. Once I did though the view was incredible. We were literally the only campers on that end, and were just steps from water. The staff was not very friendly but the restrooms and showers were very clean. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Initial impressions are not strong - dirt road with pot holes, looks a bit run down. But it turned out to be a very pleasant spot and we extended from 2 nights to 4. Sites along the canal were very relaxing and pleasant. Decent beach where you can walk out for "miles" at low tide. Excellent Wi-Fi and cable TV. Friendly staff. Good value compared to what you pay elsewhere on the Outer Banks. Making improvements but will never be a "resort." We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Thank goodness we tried this campsite: we absolutely loved it! It wasn't on the ocean "per se" but on the sound side, however we walked across the road and over the dune to the beach. The beach was pretty private; not like a lot of public beaches. The campground was so lovely; I loved the openness! There were lots of trails through the trees that children would love and the sound was perfect for children. You didn't have to worry about them as much as in the ocean. The camp store was lovely and well stocked and the campground was well maintained; considering the size of it. The pool was lovely and there were numerous bathhouses through out. There were many who camped in tents, motorhomes, pull behinds, or in the quaint cabins. I read on one site that the staff was not very friendly. Not so: we were walking back from the ocean with 3 whinny kids and the lady who checked us in was coming through and gave us a ride back to the campground. How is that for service beyond the norm? We have been to numerous "cookie cutter" campgrounds where there is no ambience; everyone is packed together like sardines and there is a "slot" for you. Being able to walk around through the lovely campsite meant a lot to me. I would go again anytime! We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Worst restrooms I have ever used in my life. Absolutely filthy. Stayed that way the 3 days I was there. Cleaning consisted of putting new T.P. on top of the dispenser. Gentleman behind the counter acted as if he really did not want to be there. We camped here in a Tent.
If you like a sunset view on the soundside of Hatteras Island, this is the place. There are full service sites that are truly soundfront: step out into the water if you want. We were there in the spring, so the bugs were not bad, but like anyplace at ground level (except the beach!) in Hatteras, bugs are bad! There was a bad storm with NW winds while we were here, and most of the site flooded, but the staff was very helpful finding a place for us on higher ground. Rest rooms and laundry room were older, but clean a well kept. The pool looking great, but it wasn't warm enough to try it. There are no ground fires permitted, but I think that is county law, as none of the campgrounds we saw permit fires. Beach access is handy, but you have to drive there: 4x4 is the best way to go. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here for a good part of a summer. Very friendly staff. Lots of traffic though. Fireworks were annoying. Now that fireworks are no longer allowed we will be back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was adequate for seeing the outer banks, but I liked a campground further north better. This is on the sound side with no beach access. The staff is friendly and helpful but the wifi does not work anywhere but near the office. The sites are level but just a grass field with utilities scattered around. It is cheaper than most on the island but $44 seemed high for what they had to offer. We might stay here again if other campgrounds were not available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
From the moment we pulled in we were treated wonderfully! Extra nice camp store. The campground is very well kept. Our site was very nice. We stayed during the week and after labor day so the campground had low volume, making it extra nice for us. Every morning we had our coffee looking out at on the sound. We highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is located right on the Pamlico Sound and just a few blocks from the ocean. The views were gorgeous, and watching the sun go down over the sound every evening was priceless. The kids enjoyed crabbing and fishing as well as trips to the beach. The pool is beautiful and well-kept. The camp store is large and has everything you could need. The staff is friendly and helpful. The sites are level but narrow and small. No campfires are permitted. The bathhouses are small and not as clean as I would like, but we tend to use the bathroom in our camper most of the time, even for showers. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I was disappointed when we arrived at Frisco Woods. The site that we had booked for almost 6 months, was not at all what we had hoped for -- it was small and dumpy. So, the management was very friendly and let us move to a very nice, shady site but it wasn't a full hook up site. I felt that there wasn't much to do in the Frisco area and the few nearby restaurants were very pricey and not that good. But, the absolute worst part of the vacation were the mosquitoes. I've never experienced anything like it in my life. We were getting eaten alive cooking breakfast in the morning. We didn't even sit out at night because it was literally unbearable. I've been to plenty of campgrounds in the summer by the beach and have never had it this bad. The mosquitoes alone would keep us from ever returning. We didn't find the mosquitoes to be a problem in other areas of town -- just at the campground. Drove almost 15 hours and was disappointed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This could be a great park if sanitary and clean conditions were maintained. The restrooms by the pool were filthy all weekend especially the men's room. No toilet paper, human waste, and waste stained clothing on the floor. The pool was cloudy. There was litter on the ground everywhere, especially on the beach by the sound. The management did not enforce "quiet hours" and the music and partying went on till after midnight. No use in complaining, we were told that we were free to leave but would get no refund. We wound up using the porta-potty in our pop up and traveling to the public beach to shower. It is a shame because this park could be great with the proximity to historic sites and the beautiful view of the sound. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.