Camp Hatteras Campground – Rodanthe, NC
Our family loves this campground and have made it a regular yearly trip since 1998. Our usual stay is 10 to 14 days. We have stayed over the 4th of July week, when the campground is relatively crowded, and accomodations, bathhouses were kept clean and neat, despite the large number of campers. The campground is gated and security patrolled, even at night. When we needed security (due to some loud late-night partyers) the situation was handled well. Late check-in is possible. Normal check-in flows smoothly, with a large pull-off for waiting campers.
In August, the weekends fill up somewhat, but during the week, we may be one of 2 or 3 rigs on our loop. It’s a bit on the high side in pricing, but well worth it in our family’s opinion. This year our quote was $76/night for two adults full hookup – cable TV is extra. With 2 kids, the price went up to $84/night.
The sites are spacious with level concrete pads and a picnic table (no campfires on site, but usually you can have one down on the beach). They spray for mosquitos nightly, there is sound and beach access within an easy 2-5 min. walk from any site in the campground, indoor, outdoor and kiddie pools, hot tub, game room, and organized activities. Play equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, a mini-golf course and the pools are kept clean and in good repair, as is a huge covered picnic pavilion. There are 2 catch/release ponds on the property, but for pier fishing, Rodanthe Pier is a walk up the beach or road. Even when hubby was contacted by work, he could connect using the wi-fi that was available. The staff is really friendly and willing to answer questions whether it’s about babysitting options, the best place to go crabbing, or possible membership opportunities (an old retired program, but a few people look to sell each year – and they honor the transfer).
They won’t let you request certain sites, but you can request area/loop preferences. When our extended family (4 individual families with small kids) made arrangements, they worked with us to put us on spots that opened out onto and faced eachother.
We think it’s a great value for a top notch campground. There are many more ammenities here than a comparably priced beach hotel/motel. Plus, if you have a membership (like Good Sam or AAA), they honor their discounts!