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We are considering camping at Ocracoke Campground for a couple nights in September. Does anyone have a recommendation for a tent site or area? Is one are more prone to water during rain/storms? We have camped at Oregon Inlet several times and know what to expect from the campground in general.

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RE: Ocracoke Campground




There is 3 camp sites on Ocracoke,, NPS, Jerniman's, Teeter's, Jerniman's is under new ownership and are continuing to improve the business they are on the edge of town , NPS is a mile from town and Teeter's is in town, a quick walk to silver lake.

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RE: Ocracoke Campground




There is 3 camp sites on Ocracoke,, NPS, Jerniman's, Teeter's, Jerniman's is under new ownership and are continuing to improve the business they are on the edge of town , NPS is a mile from town and Teeter's is in town, a quick walk to silver lake.

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Rick


I'm sorry, I wasn't clear smiley. We will be staying at the NPS campground.


RE: Ocracoke Campground




We always liked the ones at the far end from the entrance. Or any on the beach side. Check the overhead view of the campground to see where the busy paths are and whether you would rather be close to the shower or close to the beach. If it's windy you might want one of the sites with some protection. The far end used to have a lot less traffic, too.

Answer #2 - The site that is not next to an RV running the AC and watching tv all night.

Full disclosure. The last time I spent a night at the campground was 2 full weeks in the spring of 1980-something iirc and a bunch of us had the last two sites at the far end. When did they start taking reservations? That would pin down the year. The family next door had a generator out in the bushes and ran it until 1 a.m. I was told the next day that their extension cord was stolen during the night. And no, I didn't do it.


RE: Ocracoke Campground




We always liked the ones at the far end from the entrance. Or any on the beach side. Check the overhead view of the campground to see where the busy paths are and whether you would rather be close to the shower or close to the beach. If it's windy you might want one of the sites with some protection. The far end used to have a lot less traffic, too.

Answer #2 - The site that is not next to an RV running the AC and watching tv all night.

Full disclosure. The last time I spent a night at the campground was 2 full weeks in the spring of 1980-something iirc and a bunch of us had the last two sites at the far end. When did they start taking reservations? That would pin down the year. The family next door had a generator out in the bushes and ran it until 1 a.m. I was told the next day that their extension cord was stolen during the night. And no, I didn't do it.

johnbt


I think all four of the NPS campgrounds went to online reservations several years ago, but Ocracoke, being the most popular, had a reservation system long before. From what I remember you can reserve a spot, but not an individual camp site. On the day of your reservation it’s first come, first served.



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I had to look it up.

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Looks like they've gone full digital with a specific site chart, etc.

And you can change your reservation details after you arrive, too.

www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232504?tab=fees

"Self Service Modifications After Arrival Allowed
This campground allows you to modify your reservation as a self service through your online account (My Reservations). This includes all modifications for remaining nights such as changing sites or leaving early. Past night can't be changed."

My favorite under Need to Know:
"Quiet hours are 10:00 pm - 6:00 am - Generators must be turned off during quiet hours."


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