Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-12-2015, 05:58 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tidewater Virginia
Posts: 147
Boso is right it can get a little breezy down there and the more wind block you have the better. Ocean Waves offers that type of environment but they close in November and go to Florida, where it blows all winter but with a warmer wind
__________________

__________________
Wallace
twiggw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 10:20 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,721
It is very quiet this time of year in the OBX that far south. If the quiet is what you are looking for then the KOa or Camp Hatteras both fill the bill nicely.
If you want the quiet but want much closer access to the restaurants stores and entertainment & history of Kitty Hawk, Nags Head & Manteo...you might want to check The Refuge in Wanchese on Roanoke Island on the sound. Refuge on Roanoke Island North Carolina 27954
__________________

__________________
________
Cam
2015 Georgetown 280DS
2014 Vespa LX150 2014 StellaAuto 125
camaraderie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2015, 08:39 AM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 53
My wife and I have a new tradition of spending New Year's Day at the koa in rodanthe. It does not close. Rates are great and not crowded. The last couple of years the weather has been great. The DW would like to see some snow at the beach. Maybe we will see you there. Happy Holidays.
__________________
Tireguy397 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 05:13 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 54
I have a condo literally right next door to Camp Hatteras in Rodanthe (Really, I'm 100 feet from some ocean front campsites). I can assure you that it is both a nice facility and also open year round. At this time of year, you can get a nice spot close to the ocean, but I agree that you will probably enjoy the sound side every bit as much, if not more. There is no view from any of the campgrounds of the ocean, as all are below the dune height. On the other hand, the view to the west is wide open on the sound side and the sunsets are phenomenal. There is also a lot of activity from Kite Surfers on that side, which is relatively quiet, but fun to watch. We love Rodanthe this time of year, especially if the temp is anywhere north of 60, and usually go there for New Years. However, the new grandchild has put brakes on this year's plans.

Camp Hatteras, sound side. You won't be disappointed. It is head to head with the KOA. The KOA has some slightly bigger and newer facilities, but both have great facilities overall and both rebuilt significantly after recent hurricanes.

However, bring your own entertainment. Rodanthe is much quieter than the Nags Head area and only a few stores will be open. Stock up as well, because its 15 miles to the nearest grocery in Avon.

Charlie
__________________
[SIGPIC]

2005 Coachmen Sportscoach Encore 380DS
2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited
CharlieS3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 07:03 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
mjones12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lexington, NC
Posts: 1,828
X2, Charlie. Great description of Camp Hatteras.
__________________
2018 Coachmen Apex 249 RBS
2010 Silverado LT 5.3 V8


The world is a great book, of which those who never stir from home
read only a page. - St. Augustine
mjones12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 08:48 AM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 29
Agree completely with all that the OBX is very quiet in the winter and even late Fall. We spent a week on Ocracoke in late October and drove the length of the OBX from Manteo to get ferry at Hatteras. Even at that time they were very quiet, things were closing down for the winter. Years ago we camped at the Hatteras CG many times in late Fall and early Spring but have never been there over Christmas. Enjoy, OBX is one of my favorite NC areas.
__________________
Picnic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 09:11 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 240
Charlie and all,
Thanks for the comments. As a result, I booked a week right after Christmas. Will be getting oceanside, since they have closed the sound side. I have a large 5er (42 ft.), but our aim is to simply hunker down and disconnect from the world.
But when I called to reserve, the guy on the line seemed pretty friendly and accomodating. I asked how many places were booked, and he said that the good weather is bringing them in, unlike previous years.
So I guess there is an upside to global warming!
Thanks again all.
__________________
MOODMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 09:24 AM   #18
Ambassador
 
Ken K.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: EBF NC
Posts: 277
[QUOTE=MOODMAN;1054763]Considering camping on the outer banks at Christmas time. The KOA is closed, but there is another one open at that time.

Has anyone stayed on the OBX at Christmas? If so, which campground? How was your experience?[/QUOTE

This is a huge campground just south of Rodanthe NC. No real trees, it does have beach access via a board walk. You aren't protected by a high dune so you will get blasted by sand if the wind gets up, as it comes in off the water this time of year. There is no shade and the sites are a bit tight. Good news is that this time of year there aren't 8 million screaming kids in golf carts terrorizing you as you go out for a casual "digestive" stroll...The rates are reasonable they range from 28 to 38 bucks this time of year plus fees depending what sites and any pets, cable, etc... Never stayed on Christmas but I have stayed there in the off season, it's a pretty quiet time of the year.

The weather next week is supposed to be in the 60's and 70's but I would take your rain jacket because the weather is super variable there because of the gulf stream just off shore.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USNC0583:1:US
__________________
2016 Ford F250 Crew Cab 6.2 L w/Ride Rite Air Leveling System.
2017 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8335BSS

Ken K. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 07:12 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Todouble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 849
We are headed to camp hatteras in early May. Can anyone recommend good oceanfront sites? Don't see numbers on there site map. Also can you choose a specific number when reserving or just a category??
__________________
Todouble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 11:28 PM   #20
Ambassador
 
Ken K.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: EBF NC
Posts: 277
Quote:
Originally Posted by Todouble View Post
We are headed to camp hatteras in early May. Can anyone recommend good oceanfront sites? Don't see numbers on there site map. Also can you choose a specific number when reserving or just a category??
lot of the reviews talk about people getting stuff stolen from the sound side that isn't gated. I would imagine if you call that could fix you up with a spiffy site right next to the dunes. Just do not go down to Waves campground, their dune that you have to climb over to get to the beach in ginormous. no steps or anything either just a path full of sand spurs. Frisco woods is one of my favs on the OBX because its close to the ferry to Ocracoke, and the off road office for beach driving permits is right there...and we usually catch lots of soft shell crab in the canal there...good times!
__________________

__________________
2016 Ford F250 Crew Cab 6.2 L w/Ride Rite Air Leveling System.
2017 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8335BSS

Ken K. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:52 AM.