Oregon Inlet Campground

Oregon Inlet Campground

The Oregon Inlet Campground location is in Manteo, North Carolina
27954. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Oregon Inlet Campground facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

1401 National Park Drive

North Carolina

Phone number


Campground information Manteo, North Carolina


Oregon Inlet Campground is the northernmost campground on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. When camping here, you are within a short distance of the full service town of Nags Head to the north, and the world class fishing at Oregon Inlet to the south.


The beach adjacent to the campground can be reached by foot from your campsite as well as by vehicle with a Cape Hatteras Off-Road Vehicle Permit. Popular activities include fishing, swimming, surfing, birding, and shell hunting. The calmer waters of the sound to the west of the campground can be accessed at the public boat launch at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. Popular sound side opportunities include crabbing, clamming, paddle-boarding, boating, and fishing.


Each of the three loops in the campground have a bath house with flush toilets, potable water, and heated outdoor showers. Each campsite has a paved parking pad, picnic table, and charcoal grill. There are limited sites with RV hook-ups. A dump and water fill station are located directly across Highway 12 at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, and are free of charge for campers.

Natural Features

The campground is located on the east side of the barrier island, just a short walk through the dunes to the expansive waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Sea Oats and other native flowering plants blanket the dunes providing a picturesque backdrop for your camping experience.

Nearby Attractions

The historic Bodie Island Lighthouse is approximately four miles north of Oregon Inlet Campground on NC Highway 12. The Bodie Island Lighthouse is open seasonally for self-guided climbs. Climb tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and can only be purchased from www.recreation.gov. Tickets go on sale at 7am for that day’s climbs only. Tickets may only be purchased on the same day of your intended climb. Coquina Beach Day Use Area is located directly across HWY 12 from the Bodie Island Lighthouse access road. The day use area provides a vehicle free beach perfect for families. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Coquina Beach is staffed with lifeguards to ensure the safety of visitors. Other amenities at Coquina Beach include a bathhouse with outdoor cold showers, flush toilet restrooms, water fountains, and a boardwalk to the beach.


For facility specific information, please call (252) 475-9018.

Charges & Cancellations

Change Fee: A service fee may be charged at the time a modification is made depending on the changes.

Cancellation Fee: A service fee will be withheld from any refunds for a cancelled reservation.

Frequently Asked Questions About 1401 National Park Drive Manteo, NC

How do I make a reservation with Oregon Inlet Campground?

To make reservations at Oregon Inlet Campground, you can call the office at 252-441-6246.

Reservations only via recreation.gov

Change Fee: A service fee may be charged at the time a modification is made depending on the changes.

Cancellation Fee: A service fee will be withheld from any refunds for a cancelled reservation.

Where is Oregon Inlet Campground located?

The Oregon Inlet Campground is located at 1401 National Park Drive in Manteo,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Oregon Inlet Campground have tent or RV camping?

Oregon Inlet Campground offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 252-441-6246 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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