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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:42 pm    Post subject: Camping in the Outer Banks of NC Reply with quote

Might be the wrong area to post this, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a good camping spot on/near the beach in the outer banks, NC, one that is low key as to not draw a lot of attention from cops/business owners?
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my sister and brother in law just camped this past weekend down in hatteras, they dont own a westy but they camped on the beach and were allowed bon fires. google hatteras camping?
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There r a few camp grounds on the other side of organ inlet bridge. Thats the place to go to get away form the crowds. We used to use ramp 34 to drive and camp on the beach. Good times.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta go to frisco man, we go every year.... love it!

http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

We always stay at the frisco campground
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And just took the boardwalk to the beach
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Make sure to stop at the Hatteras light house
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Oh and don't forget the UFO
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: lol Reply with quote

Nice pics. Seems like a perfect spot.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We stay at Frisco woods on the sound side. Private campground, better amenities. water, power, swimming pool, sites right on the sound front. You can cross the road and your on the ocean front. I don't think the state park where pigryder is referencing has power.

Be prepared for windy days, that's why we go there to kiteboard!
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished up ten days in the Outer Banks.

I enjoyed Frisco Campground, but the kids didn't like the Wilderness of it all.

We eventually left there after a few days and wenth to Teeter's Campground in Ocracoke Island.

Here the Bus @ Frisco Campground:

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It was very nice, but there wasn't anything to do. We wilderness camp a lot here in Wyoming, and it was TOO like Wyoming for the gang. Ocracoke was better- cafes, stores & shops, stuff to do...
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boostd wrote:
We stay at Frisco woods on the sound side. Private campground, better amenities. water, power, swimming pool, sites right on the sound front. You can cross the road and your on the ocean front. I don't think the state park where pigryder is referencing has power.

Be prepared for windy days, that's why we go there to kiteboard!


I second the recommendation for Frisco Woods.
Stayed there many times. In the Westy as well as on the moto.
It's about as low-key as it gets in that area.
15 minutes South and you can be in Hatteras.

If you're heading on South to Okracoke, there's a small campground there back by the British Cemetery.
Family run place that's not too bad. I've stayed there a couple of times.
Unfortunately the name escapes me at the moment.

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kudos for Frisco campground. Been several times and loved it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget the screens... especially if it rains. The skeeters can be crazy.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, even my kids- all born in Wyoming and used to 'skitos were taken off guard by the size and sheer number of the 'skitos

We call it "bug patrol". Just before bed, the kids smash and squish mosquito carcases onto the tent and roof until there is a bug free environment.

Ticks were a big problem.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the pics. My first camping trip in a vanagon, in the 80s was to the OB.

I need to go back.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the ufo. we always stop there too!


Oh and don't forget the UFO
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant wait to drive down there, I'm up in duck now and hope to drive down in a day or so. the ufo is way cool Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pix, please.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The UFO is in Buxton, on your left heading south out of town, as I recall, and right after a repair place with a very rusty Vanagon in the lot.

We stayed at that family campground and had one of the most "interesting" encounters of our camping career. It was a holiday weekend and we had already been there a couple of days and were preparing to leave to head up to Frisco to stay in a rental beach house with friends. Our site was bracketed by a group of friends there for the full weekend and more friends were to arrive for our space, checkout time noon. We had every intention to be out early enough but they showed up about 0800 and began crowding in, first hanging out with the friends, them moving the vehicle closer to the spot and then unloading on the perimeter of our space and loudly talking among themselves about "some people." We finally packed up, then locked the van and went for a long walk with the dog, returning just in time to vacate the spot at noon.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOVE the rack-mount center light...that's what, 10,000,000 candlepower?

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LOVE the rack-mount center light...that's what, 10,000,000 candlepower?

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unknowingly the camping site i picked at the NP campground had the beacon of the lighthouse in sight all night long.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Devesvws great pics! Enjoy obx, wish I was there now...



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