Hey there guys! Got a quick question,
A group of my buddies are planning a trip up North, but we are split between Hatteras or Ocracoke?? Some want one, some want the other. I am going with some other surfers but the waves shouldnt really have an impact because we can always drive north or south once out there. I am asking what Camp Sites you can recommend on either island?? (cause they're multiple) Just some pros and cons, and where you would go if you had the choice.
Thanks so much!!
Pete w/ Carolus Apparel
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Thread: Ocracoke vs Hatteras Island...??
Jun 11, 2012, 12:47 AM #1Junior Member
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Ocracoke vs Hatteras Island...??
While I hav'nt used a campsite at either place it would be a good idea to try to reserve yours before you head out, tis the busy season here so some may be at full capacity public and private. I've not been in the waters at Ocracoke, but Hatteras Island is nice waves usually. Wish I was going....
Jun 11, 2012, 01:35 AM #3
Scored epic Ocracoke once. Skunked or crap waves...too many times. Always fishing and drinking to pass the time but Hatty gives more swell options and with it a greater chance to surf or just more options if you want to do something besides those 3 things. If I remember correctly Ocracoke is very limited to straight south swell to make it worth it. In fact last time I was on Ocracoke I think Hyde county was a dry county or at least you couldn't get liquor. Is there still ORV access?... hell that was 2/3rds of the fun on the island. Plus you can always take the ferry and visit Ocracoke while your in Hatty. I got family on Ocracoke that run a stained glass shop but when I was a young man out for adventure visiting that place tended to get old QUICK. Now that I'm older I think I'd dig it more but just one man's experience.
Jun 11, 2012, 12:24 PM #4
There is hardly any ORV access on any of the Banks anymore.
Don't stay in Ocracoke, the only way off the island is by ferry. You will have many more options staying in Hatteras, but I would suggest Buxton.
Jun 11, 2012, 04:53 PM #5Junior Member
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hatteras hands down//// youll find yourself bored and stranded feeling in ocracoke..... go to hatteras buddy
dont count Ocracoke out it gets other swell directions
Jun 12, 2012, 10:26 AM #7Junior Member
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As requested, my recommendation would be Frisco Woods Campground in Buxton.
Jun 12, 2012, 11:05 AM #8Junior Member
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Definetly stay at Frisco Woods - it's a privately owned campground so it's a little more expensive than the National Park campgrounds on Ocracoke and elsewhere on Hatteras. But it has SHADE and this can be a huge thing if it's sunny everyday. The National Park campgrounds are a bit more primitive and located right in the dunes just inland from the beach but there are no trees to escape the sun. Frisco woods can be really fun and you usually meet some fun people to hang with there in the evenings.
Jun 12, 2012, 12:11 PM #9
Frisco Woods: the ONLY camp ground to go to. If forget the owner's name but he's a super cool guy. Plus the Orange Blossom is about 1/4 mile from there, they've got your coffee, breakfast and lunch covered!
However, bring Back Woods Cutter with plenty of DEET in it. There are tons of deer in that part of the island, so that means tons of TICKS!
Whatever you do, don't go to the Northern OBX. The constant traffic from Pennsylvanians has turned the stretch from Nags Head up through Southern Shores into Myrtle Beach, except with less class and worse people. Way too much of a carnival atmosphere for my taste.
Jun 12, 2012, 12:34 PM #10