Arrived late on a Friday passing through: got one of the last sites we could fit our motorhome in. This is a popular weekend getaway spot in a little resort town outside Columbus. There was also a local RV dealer customer appreciation event going on that night too, so it was extra busy. The staff behind the desk and in their park communicated back and forth via two-way very skillfully to find us a spot to stay overnight. This is one of the better KOA's: was very efficiently and professionally run on a large scale. They serve breakfast on weekends too. It goes on our list of parks that we found by accident, but will make a point to return to in the future.
We stayed overnight passing through town to see family. Our reservation was made correctly, and set outside for us, as we arrived late. We found our site, hooked up and everthing was fine. There is a convenience store and large truck/RV wash at the park entrance. The dog park in the camp was nice, too. No complaints: a good KOA.
This campground is a safe bet - nothing flashy, but not lacking. It used to be a KOA and then it went independent a while back. It is in need of some updates, but what they have is clean. The Wi-Fi worked fine. The pool is kept clean, as are the bathhouses. The sites are not all level, since there is some sandy, loamy soil here that washes around in rainstorms. But there is a lot of shade for some spots, to the point it is even dark on a sunny day. One reviewer noted the "terse-ness" of discourse, yes, that is local mannerism, indeed. The Enterprise rent-a-car in Upper Marlboro will pick you up here if you need a car. Camp operates a van shuttle to the Metro Rail. Day camp programs run during the summer, bus loads of local kids show up for fun time at times. Scouts will also occasionally stay here as well. New dog park is a safe place for your pooch to run off leash. Private security and camp staff patrol grounds. We like it for its easy access to Route 4 to go south, north to tour DC, and east to the Bay beach. Tip: Go south on Route 4 and buy ultra fresh produce and just-caught seafood from mom-and-pop (and sometimes just pop!) roadside operations.
This is where we always stay on OBX. We come here to visit family and enjoy the beach, as we did as kids growing up. We've been coming here for 8 years now. We began staying on the ocean side to please the kids, but it can get very busy and noisy on weekends over there. Hey, its the beach and it is a campground. We've begun staying sound-side the past couple times, and like it much better, since the bath house and laundry is nicer, newer, cleaner and air conditioned, and it is much quieter sound-side, too. The folks here work hard, both the paid staff and the work-campers. Even so, the summer weekends get a little out of hand until security makes enough visits to campsites and cleaning staff can catch up. It is the beach after all and they have a lot of sites. The clubhouse/pool/hot tub is a fun place, and they have a little store inside with some essentials, but you will probably have to hit one of the little markets like JoBobs, Liberty, or North Beach for more. You can buy ultra fresh seafood for your own cooking very close by. Remember, you are in the middle of three small ocean villages, there are no chain stores like Food Lion - nearest is Nags Head or Buxton. There is a water sports rental on-site, too. Beach access is better than typical, with a foot shower and covered beach pavilion for events. The site water is brackish and unfit to drink in our opinion, make sure to have bottled water ready. for drinking and cooking, and remember to flush your RV water system as soon as possible after staying in this area. The price is getting a bit out of hand, as a lot of the OBX is becoming. $65 for sound-side FHU, and $75 or $85 for ocean side is getting too spend y. The quality of Camp Hatteras has not decreased over the years we have been coming, but the price keeps going up it seems just to maintain status quo. Still, for a comprehensive OBX stay without the beach-strip hassles but still able to easily reach the mainland for family, we can't think of a better place to stay.
This is a true getaway for class A motorhome owners only. Lush subtropical manicured landscapes adorn each privately owned pad, which Outdoor Resorts rents when owners are not using them. It is very quiet, you will forget you are in the midst of the Hilton Head hustle and bustle. I'd dare say our stay was therapeutic. The restrooms and showers are immaculate for RV park standards and air conditioned. The pool area is wonderful. The laundry facility is up to date, clean and air conditioned. The front gate is always secured. There is a late arrival overnight queuing area to pull-in and plug-in to - they roll up the sidewalks at the front office early, this is not a campground, its a private resort after all. They are very dog friendly to well-behaved dog owners. The staff is very friendly and helpful and made us feel invited to share this little piece of paradise for a while. Both owners and renters were friendly, courteous and mature. There is an indoor dog boarding kennel across the street with 6 or 7 spaces and a good, friendly and attentive staff. This experience has made us interested in utilizing other Outdoor Resorts parks wherever we run into them in our travels. We will also surely return to this one, we can't wait to return!