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Old 03-02-2015, 07:52 PM   #1
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We just purchased our first RV, a Rockwood, Signature Ultra lite and we are going to a wedding in Duck North Caroline. We are looking for a camping ground in or around Duck. Can you recommend one? Thank you for your help
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from Florida! Can't help with your CG but congrats on your new unit!
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:52 PM   #3
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We just purchased our first RV, a Rockwood, Signature Ultra lite and we are going to a wedding in Duck North Caroline. We are looking for a camping ground in or around Duck. Can you recommend one? Thank you for your help
First, congratulations on the new 5er. We visit the Outer Banks several times a year. Duck is in the northern part of the OBX and I do not know of any campgrounds north of Kitty Hawk. Depending on the time of year you are planning on visiting, it could take you a while to drive from Kitty Hawk up to Duck. Highway 12 is only a 2 lane road going up north and in the summer can be very congested. So plan on giving yourself enough time to travel to Duck. The OBX has a number of campgrounds. Just depends on how much driving you want to do. As an aside, maybe someone is renting a beach house in or near Duck and they would let you set up your rig in the driveway. Hope this helps.

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Old 03-04-2015, 09:34 AM   #4
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I agree with 757Dave. Not many campgrounds until you hit Nags Head / Kitty Hawk / KDH - and the ones I've gone past are little more than parking lots. It's not until you hit Hatteras Island and south do you get nicer campgrounds.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:56 PM   #5
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Go to the US National seashore/park campgrounds at Cape Hatteras and Salvo which is a little North of Hatteras Village.
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Old 03-04-2015, 01:16 PM   #6
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50campfires.com rates the Cape Hatteras KOA highly. Here is the link:
Cape Hatteras KOA | Camping in North Carolina | KOA Campgrounds
You are still looking at a 1.5 hour drive to Duck, but Hatteras is very cool, as are all the points in between. I've been to the area 3 times just last year.
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Old 03-04-2015, 01:34 PM   #7
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Go to the US National seashore/park campgrounds at Cape Hatteras and Salvo which is a little North of Hatteras Village.
There is a national park campground at Oregon Inlet. The one at Salvo has been closed for quite a while now. NO hookups at the NPS campgrounds. We always stay at the Cape Hatteras KOA - very nice . . . and new . . . hurricanes have a way of making that happen! There's also Camp Hatteras almost next door (a little further north), but these are all VERY south of Duck.
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I would not recommend any of the campgrounds, with the exception of one private one right next to Hatteras KOA. The name escapes me (Ocean Waves sounds familiar), but it doesn't matter, as it books solid early in the year. KOA is OK, clean, close to the Atlantic, but has the ambience of a Walmart parking lot. As previously posted, NC 12 can be congested during peak season. About 2hrs. to Duck(from the KOA) in summer.
Check with OBX visitors center for all campgrounds in the OBX area. The trip is worth the hassle, as the OBX are absolutely beautiful.
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As many indicated, Duck is a long haul from Cape Hatteras. If it were me, and I needed to make mulitple trips to Duck, I would think about staying on the mainland or 1 of the northern Outer Banks campgrounds.
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:18 PM   #10
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Sorry about that I meant Frisco not Salvo which I last stayed at about 20+ yrs ago. The Frisco site, as is the Ocracoke site is directly on the ocean. Yes its dry camping but as sites go it beats the KOA site that I have stayed at twice with small sites and also floods when there is a good downpour. Its also next to the road and lots of other noise sources. The Frisco NPS site is a jewel and should be preserved as is.
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