Travel Tuesday Featured Campground: Cape Hatteras KOA

by | Aug 15, 2017 | RV Travel Destinations

Looking for a getaway in a secluded beach town? We have just the destination you’ve been looking for! Cape Hatteras KOA in the Outer Banks is the perfect place for everyone wanting to have a fun yet relaxing vacation.

About Cape Hatteras KOA

Located as a centerpiece in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, this campground is in the perfect spot for any activity you have planned! The campground is in the town of Rodanthe which lies on Hatteras Island. With access to pristine beaches and unmatched service, you’ll be wanting to return here as soon as possible!

RV Sites

One thing that sets this campground apart is the diversity of their camping sites. With over 13 different options for the type of sire you park your RV in, Cape Hatteras KOA can accommodate just about every RVer that visits their campground. The sites range from full hookup to simple water and electric. You can choose a site right on the beach or have a more secluded stay a little further back. There are even sites that have room for any big rig. This campground gives you a personalized stay that allows you to feel more at home. When you’re ready to leave, they have a dump station right on site to make your job easier!


Cape Hatteras KOA strive to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay at the campground, which is why they offer so many amenities to their guests. With amenities ranging in every category from the RV to free time, your experience here is sure to be unbeatable.

The amp options range from 20 amp to 50 amp to fit your electricity hookup needs. If you have a big rig, there’s no need to worry, Cape Hatteras KOA has sites up to 65 feet in length so your RV will fit with room left over. They also offer propane on site, so if you need it, you don’t have to travel far!

For those of you who like to have some fun out in the sun, this campground has plenty of places you can hang out as well! Enjoy a day relaxing poolside or take your pup for a run at the dog park! grab a snack from the snack bar on site and cool off under the pavilion. When night time rolls around, enjoy a spa-like experience in the hot tub or sauna located on the property!

If you’re a traveler that doesn’t want to be disconnected, this KOA has you covered! With free Wi-Fi and cable TV, you can have all of the luxuries your everyday life provides you with! Post beach pic on instagram or watch your favorite TV drama! You are guaranteed not to be disappointed with your stay!

Activities at Cape Hatteras KOA

There may be loads of fun things to do in the Outer Banks Area, however, Cape Hatteras KOA has designed their campground to have an adventure for everyone so you don’t even have to leave! You can have an entire vacation at the campground itself!


One thing visitors always love about Cape Hatteras KOA is the wide variety of rentals they offer. Explore the island on a bike or the sound on a paddle board or the ocean on a kayak. Regardless of where you want to explore, the campground has rentals that can make that possible! Avoid the hassle of bringing all of your fun equipment along and take advantage of the top of the line rentals offered here.

Fun Train

During peak season, take you kids out for a ride on the fun train! An entertaining ride around the campground is sure to leave your kids with a good time. This small journey embarks daily and includes a tour of all the campground highlights with your conductor!


With fishing being one of the most popular activities in the Outer Banks, who wouldn’t want to try it out while in the area? Visitors at the campground have access to a pier that provides  great fishing opportunities. Whether you’re looking to catch a “big one” or just looking to have a relaxing night with he family, fishing off the pier is sure to be an activity that everyone will enjoy!


This campground lies right on the beach and has a private access just for their guests! The beaches in this area are world famous and the private access allows this section of the beach to be secluded and not too busy. From the campground you can enjoy the beach on the Atlantic side and the sound side. With endless activities offered on the beach, there will be something new for every visitor each day!


Of course, the classic camping experience wouldn’t be complete without a campfire! Cape Hatteras KOA wants to encourage the sense of community which is why the do joint campfire nights. Sit around the fire with all of your neighbors and enjoy the fellowship over s’mores! If you prefer a quieter fire, the store on site offers firewood as well!


The beaches of the Outer Banks are known for the shells the hold. With a variety ranging in size, shape, color and type, there is sure to be the perfect shell for you somewhere on the beach! The campground suggests taking a peaceful walk on the beach and looking for the hidden gems that lie in the sand!

Summer Recreation

During the summer, Cape Hatteras KOA has countless activities for both you and the kids! Celebrate theme days, tie-dye shirts, or watch a move at the outdoor cinema! Whatever activity you choose to participate in, you won’t be disappointed!

Kamp K9

Cape Hatteras KOA wants to ensure that every member of the family has the best stay possible – including the furry ones! They have just opened their Kamp K9 for all the playful dogs that tag along on the family vacation. It’s a fenced in area with agility course obstacles, fresh cut grass, and room for running! Your dog is guaranteed to love this campground just as much as you will!

Activities in the Outer Banks

Because these islands are a barrier between the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound, the landscape and wildlife are diverse. Unlike any other place in the world, this strip of islands offers a unique experience to any visitor! With a different activity waiting around every corner, you are sure to entertained at all times!

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Just a short drive away from the campground, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is the perfect place to experience the native wildlife and nature of the island! With miles of undeveloped beach land and ocean access, the peaceful experience you get when you visit here is unlike any other! The Seashore has three different lighthouses that line he coast, including two of which visitors are able to climb! If you enjoy stargazing, this is a great destination for you as well because there are few lights to pollute the night sky!

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Originally established in 1938 as a habitat for migratory birds, this wildlife refuge has grown and now provide protection for endangered and threatened species. There are now more than 365 species of birds, 25 species of mammals, 24 species of reptiles and 5 species of amphibians that take refuge in this sanctuary that spans over 13 miles.

Wright Brothers National Memorial

If you love history, the Outer Banks has something for you too! North Carolina, known as the state that was first in flight, is home to Kitty Hawk, where Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the very first airplane. They chose the outer banks due to it’s unique landscape of tall sand dunes and cool ocean breezes. Here, you can walk the length of the first flight and climb up the hill it was taken off of. At the top, you can even enjoy a beautiful view of the islands.


The beaches in the Outer Banks range from hilly dunes to flat plains and from calm and quiet to rough and windy. However, the diversity of the beach’s landscape is what makes the area so interesting and popular. With the ever changing winds, no beach or dune is ever left the same.


If you’re really looking for a way to experience secluded island life, then take the ferry over to Ocracoke Island. This island is not connected to the main land and offers a different experience than the rest of the Outer Banks. Here, you can find Banker horses that are direct descendants of horses from the Spanish ships that wrecked off the coast. This is one of the two location. in the Outer Banks where you can see the only wild Spanish Mustang herds in the United States. The Banker ponies differ from a typical horse in size and, for the most part, have remained wild. On the island, you can take sunset horseback rides or visit the Ocracoke Light. Whatever you choose to do here, you day excursion is sure to be filled with fun!

Jockey’s Ridge

If you;re interested in seeing the best part of the dunes in the Outer Banks, we suggest going to Jockey’s Ridge. Here you can climb the dunes to reach an incredible view of both the ocean and sound. At the top you can fly a kite or hang glide down the side. Across the street, you can find the world-famous Kitty Hawk Kite store and other local shops. Just be sure to wear tennis shoes and bring water because that sand can get toasty.

The Lost Colony

Known as, “America’s Oldest Mystery,” the story of the Lost Colony still has yet to be uncovered. However, on Roanoke Island you can watch a reenactment of the events leading up to the colony’s disappearance and experience history in the location it took place. The performance is America’s largest outdoor drama and has even won awards for the quality of the show.

Charter Fishing

If you want to take your fishing a level up from the pier at the campground, take a day long fishing charter with a local captain! Leave out of Oregon Inlet near the campground and spend the day traversing the best local fishing routes in the sound and the Atlantic! Each season holds a new crop of fish so be sure to go when your favorite fish is in season.

Graveyard of the Atlantic

Because of the shallow waters and low lighting, the area known as Diamond Shoals holds one of the largest shipwreck beds in the the nation. With hundreds of known shipwrecks discovered, the area has been dubbed the Graveyard of the Atlantic. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum holds countless artifacts from the shipwrecks in the Outer Banks and stands as an informational and educational experience for both kids and adults!


One thing this strip of barrier islands is known for is the lighthouses that now line the coast. From the northern island of Currituck to the Southern Shores of Ocracoke and beyond, visitors can find 5 major lighthouses that include the Currituck Beach Light, Bodie Island Light, Cape Hatteras Light, Ocracocke Light and Cape Lookout Light. Visitors are welcome to climb most of the lighthouses, which each one offering a unique view at the top. The closest one to the campground is the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse which stands as the tallest lighthouse in North America. Learn the history and climb the 268 step winding staircase to reach the top.


Visitors love this campground for a variety of reasons, but the top of the list consists of the cleanliness and friendliness of the campground and its staff. The campground has received an overall 4.4 out of 5 star rating and been the recipient of multiple Trip Advisor and KOA award. Many guests have said this campground is one of the best family friendly campgrounds they have visited. Others who have stayed multiple times describe that there isn’t a “bad site” in the campground; every RV site has a gorgeous view. While it may be a bit on the pricey side, a night’s stay at the campground is sure to leave you more than satisfied.

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