Camps in Rodanthe, North Carolina

by Mitchell Land

Rodanthe, North Carolina, is located on the East coast north of Waves and south of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The strip of land is very thin, and the town of Rodanthe is home to only one camp, Camp Hatteras RV Resort and Campground.


Camp Hatteras is located on Highway 12 by mile marker 40.5. The campgrounds offer guests both oceanfront and soundfront views, as well as soundfront water view sites. The resort is within close proximity of the beach. The campsite has 1,000 feet of Atlantic Ocean as well as Pamlico Sound frontage. Camp Hatteras' mailing address is in Waves, not in Rodanthe.


Amenities at the Camp Hatteras campgrounds and RV resort include both indoor and outdoor pleasures. The campground features full hookup slots, as well as cable TV and Wi-Fi. Concrete pads and paved roads to the campsites are available. Along with the nearby beach and sound, visitors can take advantage of three swimming pools, including an indoor pool with a Jacuzzi, an outdoor pool and a children's pool outside. Camp Hatteras also offers a clubhouse and conference center, jet ski and kayak rentals and an oceanside pavillion.

Area Attractions

Other attractions near Camp Hatteras include the Elizabethan Gardens, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Lost Colony Outdoor Drama and North Carolina Aquarium. For history buffs or aviation fanatics, the Wright Brothers Memorial, where Orville and Wilbur Wright made the "world's first powered aircraft flight in 1903," according to the Camp Hatteras website. Lost Colony Outdoor Drama is the nation's first historical outdoor drama company.

Recreational Activities

For those who do not wish to leave the campgrounds, Camp Hatteras offers a playground, a nine-hole miniature golf course, courts for basketball, horseshoes and shuffleboard, as well as a lighted tennis court. Other activities at Camp Hatteras include tie dying shirts, ice cream socials, bingo, karaoke, water aerobics and yoga. The campground holds dances throughout the summer and celebrates holidays like Independence Day and Labor Day.

About the Author

Residing in Bristol, Va., Mitchell Land began writing for various websites in 2010. He worked as a writing center tutor at Baylor School for three years, where he also contributed music reviews to "Baylor Notes." He attends Greensboro College in North Carolina and studies theater and French.