The only reason Camp Hatteras didn't get a "10" is because of the $91 per night rate... and ANOTHER $3 for cable TV. Otherwise, they have a friendly staff and an unbeatable location with little competition. They are actually located in Rodanthe with Waves, NC being their post office. 50-amp power was plenty to run two air conditioners and the premium site next to the ocean was very nice. The campground straddles NC 12 so that you can face either Pamlico Sound or the Atlantic. The sunsets over the Sound are spectacular. Nice swimming pool, terrific beach access, good digital TV via cable but don't expect fast cell service on the Outer Banks. Do expect a lot of kids zooming around on 4-wheelers, bikes and scooters. The campground is clean and well maintained. We had a terrific dinner at Rusty's in Buxton, NC... about ten miles or so south. Call ahead to see how busy they are... and it is hard to spot Rusty's driving south. It's on the left as you go around a curve to the right.
We camped here in a motor home and the reservation was made two months earlier. Heeding advice by other reviewers here I asked for a so-called "Super Site." I was told they were sold out. Furthermore a specific site could not be guaranteed until arrival despite taking a hefty deposit. On arrival the place was chaotic with three people attempting to handle check-ins. A line of RV's stretched out six-deep. The staff is apparently French Canadian and English deserts their vocabulary if you ask any questions. They are un-smiling and not helpful. The with the exception of the Super Sites, the grounds are not well maintained. A walk to the Super Sites showed them to be definitely better. They are wide, lengthy and paved. A 45' Newell or Prevost would be quite comfortable with plenty of room for a towed vehicle. There is a huge premium for these sites which include cable TV, not available in most other parts of the park. Reception of Norfolk TV stations in the older sections via roof-top antenna is difficult due to the densely wooded surroundings. On the plus side, there are three swimming pools and volleyball courts. There is a bus to the beach (about two miles away) As others have mentioned, the nearby Oceania Naval Air Station is busy and fighter jet overflights can be noisy. As a military brat it wasn't particularly bothersome to me... it is, as they say, "The sound of freedom." With over 800 sites, this park is over-priced, unfriendly and not worth the high price. We won't be back.
This is one of the most reasonable RV campgrounds on the Delaware coast. The CG's in Rehoboth want lengthy stays as a minimum. This state-run campground has no minimum. It's 7.5 miles south of Rehoboth Beach, DE and is not suggested for tents. There is hardly a tree on the grounds and the sun can be brutal. On the plus side, electrical power is excellent. The advertised 50 amps is just that. There is a three-week restriction on the length of stay so there are no "perms." The campground sits right on an inlet to the sea and the sunsets over the Indian River can be spectacular. A new bridge is being constructed as of this writing and there are some detours and tight turns getting in and out with large coaches and 5th wheelers. Cable TV is remarkably good digital distribution and you may need a digital translator. Access to the beach is a safe walk along the inlet and under the bridges. Lot sizes vary a bit and can be a little tight for those putting out a tent for the kids or guests. The big deal at this site is fishing. Bring bikes for the kids. They will love the flat surface through-out the large campground and will make lots of new friends.
A little off the beaten track, the Depot is neat as a pin and very clean. The staff is friendly and the general ratio of "perms" to transients is nicely balanced. The turns are a little tight for larger coaches, but manageable. When we were here I was able to drive through a vacant site to mine, a virtual pull-through. Electrical power was close to the advertised 50 amps and the water quality was excellent. Although a swimming pool pool would be nice, the nearby ocean and bay beaches are very nice. Propane refills are available and the cable TV system works well. They do not accept credit cards. The Depot is a short distance to the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May Lewes ferry.