We stayed at this campground during the weekend before the labor day weekend. Our site was in the B loop, on the dune side.
Overall, the nicest thing about this campground is its proximity to the beach. You can walk to the beach within 5 minutes.
Surprisingly, we did not have a bug problem. We had minimal bug spray on the kids, but we did not see any bugs swarming.
The part I would caution the visitors about is the strong possibility of rains and storms at Ocracoke. We faced a horrible storm during the night of the 24 th August, with storm clouds and incessant lightning directly rolling on to the campground from the ocean. The winds were so strong that our tent soon toppled over, we had to abondon the tent and hunt for a hotel room in the stormy night. The lights had gone off on the entire island, but we finally found a room at Island Inn (a big thanks). The next day we saw how the entire campground had gotten flooded. This must be the reason why mosquitoes breed in this campground. We were also told that rains were quite frequent for past two weeks, so I suggest visitors take that into account if camping in August.
We saw our neighbors had slept in their cars or sought shelter at a public shelter near the gas station. I don't recommend this campground for families with small kids due to possibility of strong rains and storms at Ocrocaoke in summer.
The island itself is a beautiful place to visit and spend a few days. Even the boat trip from Swan Quarter is relaxing.
- Also Known As:
- Ocracoke Campground Hotel Ocracoke