To find shade trees on Ocracoke Island is better than finding water in the desert. There are very few choices for camping on this island. The National Park is nice, but there is no shade, no hot water, and no hook-ups. Another private park nearby is behind a gas station on Route 12. We found Teeters a little off the main road in the Village of Ocracoke and parked comfortably under a grove a trees.At first glance, this place seems a little trashy and run down. But after a few minutes we discovered the charm that comes from friendly, on-site owners and the small park advantages. The village is a five minute walk away with gift shops, restaraunts, and the Ferry Terminal. A small shop across the road will tempt your sweet tooth with home made candies and fudge.
The local people refer to their town as what Key West used to be, and they are right. The campground offers no recreational opportunities, but the active little Village is full of things to do. There are fishing excursions, sailing charters, Kayak rentals, and incredible sunsets over the bay and Pamlico Sound.
The campsites seemed a little noisy during the day, but at night the silence was awesome! You probably won’t find this campground in any guides, so it is a sweet little secret. Most of the sites are occupied by seasonal renters, but they maintain a good selection of transient sites for the weary road-tripper.