Boat Trips & Tours with the Austins

Ocracoke Island

We offer boat trips to the 'ghost village' on Portsmouth Island. You'll leave Ocracoke and enjoy a 20 minute boat ride, perhaps catching a glimpse of some of the local sea life along the way. We'll leave you on Portsmouth Island to birdwatch, shell, sight-see, go surf fishing or clamming, camping or sunbathing and later we'll pick you up and bring you back to Ocracoke. Or, Captain Rudy Austin will take you a boat tour of the surrounding islands that lasts about 90 minutes. You'll listen as Capt Austin, born and raised on Ocracoke, details the intriguing history of the area, from Blackbeard the Pirate to World War II.

Blackbeard's Treasure Campground

Surf City

Campground right on the intracoastal waterway.

Carolina Beach State Park

Carolina Beach

The Carolina Beach State Park Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall, located by the entrance to the park, offers environmental education programs and exhibits. The interactive maps and exhibits highlight the park's flora and fauna, but focus specifically on the carnivorous plants that are unique to their area. Spot the rare Venus flytrap and other species of plants. Wind your way through habitats along intriguing trails or enjoy fishing and boating. Covers 712 acres with five miles of hiking trails, and boat ramps, slips and fuel dock. Campsites, picnic areas, group camping. Free. Fee for camping, ramps and slips. Carolina Beach State Park

Carolina Beach Family Campground

Carolina Beach

Restful, wooded, full-service family campground with pool and playground

cape lookout national seashore

Cape Lookout, Harkers Island

cape lookout national seashore consists of three undeveloped barrier islands covering 55 miles. Activities include: fishing, swimming, birding, boating, Windsurfing, kayaking and shelling. Cape Lookout Lighthouse is located on south Core Banks and is accessible by public ferry or private boat. Primitive camping allowed. Visitors should bring drinking water, sunscreen and bug spray. Pets are allowed on leash, but they are not allowed on public ferries or in concession lodgings. cape lookout national seashore, which includes the Cape Lookout Historic District, conserves and preserves for the future the outstanding natural resources of a dynamic coastal barrier island system; protects and interprets the significant cultural resources of the past and contemporary maritime history; provides for public education and enrichment through proactive interpretation and scientific study; and provides for sustainable use of recreation resources and opportunities. cape lookout national seashore">

Cedar Point Campground

Cedar Point

Forty camping units with hookups are available April through October in this coastal marsh and maritime forest portion of the Croatan National Forest.

Camp Ocean Forest

Emerald Isle

Ocean Front Camp Ocean Forest

Cape Pointe RV Park

Harkers Island

Cape Pointe RV Park is located in the heart of the wonderfully unspoiled stretches of North Carolina's Southern Outer Banks. Discover an area rich in history and tradition, or enjoy its beautiful beaches and other nature areas!

Cape Hatteras National Park Service Campgrounds: Cape Point, Hatteras Island

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Located near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Historic District. It is suitable for both tents and R.V's. Modern toilets, drinking water, cold showers, grills, a dump station and picnic tables available. National Park Service Campgrounds Online Booking

Cape Hatteras National Park Service Campgrounds: Frisco, Hatteras Island

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Beautiful ocean views and is suitable for both tents and R.V's. Modern toilets, drinking water, cold showers, grills, a dump station and picnic tables available. National Park Service Campgrounds Online Booking

Cape Hatteras National Park Service Campgrounds: Ocracoke Island

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This National Park Sevice campground is located on Cape Hatteras National Seashore on 13 miles of pristine beach. Set close to the ocean on Ocracoke Island. It is suitable for tents and R.V's. Modern toilets, drinking water, cold showers, grills, a dump station and picnic tables available. The Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound are both within walking distance. The quaint village of Ocracoke is nearby with many historic homes and buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service Campgrounds Online Booking

Cape Hatteras National Park Service Campgrounds: Oregon Inlet

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Close to the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and the Bodie Island Lighthouse. Modern toilets, drinking water, cold showers, grills, a dump station and picnic tables available. National Park Service Campgrounds Online Booking

Cape Woods Campground


Camp Hatteras


Offering Oceanfront to Sound front Resort Camping Facilities Sound front Water View Sites

Cape Hatteras KOA


Oceanfront KOA on the Outer Banks. It's just a few steps from your campsite over the dunes and right to the Atlantic. Walk the beach for miles, hunting for shells, casting for bluefish and scouring the surface for dolphins that often cavort on by. Or head across this sliver of an island it's just a quarter-mile wide, to Pamlico Sound, where windsurfers and kiteboarders scoot off toward the horizon.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore & Ocracoke Campground

Ocracoke Island

Cape Hatteras was the first National Seashore in the country. It extends from Nags Head to Ocracoke Inlet and includes 13 miles of pristine beach on Ocracoke Island. Local folks call this area "the park" and it offers a wide variety of activities such as birding, boating, camping, cycling, fishing, surfing, swimming, seashelling and wind-boarding! For a wonderful look at nature, visit the Hammock Hills Nature Trail on the island. Local shops on the island offer a variety of rentals such as bikes, kayaks, wind boards, help you explore this area. Ocracoke Island has the uniqueness of having the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Pamlico Sound on the other. These factors give the visitor a choice of water activities, depending on their abilities. There is also a National Park Campground on the island, situated between the two bodies of water with easy highway access nearby. Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Camp Bonner

Blounts Creek

Located along the picturesque banks of the Pamlico River in Beaufort

County, the Bonner Scout Reservation boasts of 880 acres of beautiful Eastern North Carolina wilderness and is available for year round use.A spacious, state of the art, air conditioned dining hall, modern bath and shower facilities, cabins, wooded campsites, and a newly remodeled swimming pool complex all compliment the tremendously popular East Carolina Council summer camp and high adventure programs.

Croatan National Forest


This coastal national forest contains 159,000 acres of estuary, hardwood forest, longleaf pine and pocosin. Recreation areas for camping, picnicking, swimming, canoeing, hiking and wildlife observation. Fishing and hunting. Free. Fee for developed campgrounds. (2)

Camp Seafarer

Arapahoe, near Oriental

A seafaring camp for girls

Camp Sea Gull

Arapahoe, near Oriental

A seafaring camp for boys

Cabin Lake Recreational Park


A 167 acre county park located in the eastern part of Duplin County near the town of Beulaville. A 69 acre lake provides canoeing, fishing and swimming. RV hookups, camp sites, nature trail, picnic shelter and a bathhouse.

Cabin Creek Campground & MHP


Our campground includes a 2 Cabin rental and a 3 Park Model Rental. We are a Good Sam Park.

Driftwood Motel & Campground

Cedar Island

Located at the Cedar Island-Ocracoke Ferry landing, this small motel offers guest rooms convenient to ferry services. Each room has two double beds. The motel has a restaurant and offers accommodations for pets. The adjacent campground has 60+ sites with services for tent, water and electric and full hookup. The Driftwood has a convenience store and grill. Guide services are available for fishing and waterfowl hunting. They been discovered by the sea kayaking crowd as a prime area for this popular sport.

Frisco Woods Campground


Located on the Pamlico Sound within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Frisco Woods is a family oriented, wooded, waterfront campground.

Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort

Emerald Isle

This Emerald Isle oceanfront camping resort offers 300+ grass sites with full hookups, lots of amenities, dump station, outdoor pool, recreational rental equipment, kids' play area and a summer activities program.

Hammocks Beach State Park


Venture to Bear Island and be rewarded with vivid memories of one of the most unspoiled beaches on the Atlantic. Accessible only by passenger ferry or private boat. An 892-acre barren island with 3.5 miles of pristine beach. Backpack and primitive camping, swimming, wildlife viewing and shelling. Surf fishing is a favorite pastime year round but is best in the fall. Passenger ferry service is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and children 6-12. Fee for camping is $9. Hammocks Beach State Park

Hatteras Sands RV Resort

Hatteras Island

Set amongst beautiful canals, shade trees and grassy fields, our resort has over 100 RV sites. We welcome "big rigs" and many sites feature water, sewer, electric and cable hookups.

Tony Hobbes and Son RV Service

New Bern

We are a RV repair business. We make repairs from ground to roof on all RV s, Travel Trailers, Campers, etc. We install hitches and we do electrical wiring and brake controls. We repair tow trailers, farm trailers, horse trailers and cargo trailers. We also run mobile RV Service. We do carry a small variety of RV parts.

Jones Lake State Park


Jones Lake is one of the few remaining Carolina bay lakes, the origin of which has been a subject of speculation and debate. Family tent camping. Each site has a picnic table and communal water system. Bathhouse in center of campground with hot showers and electrical outlets. Swimming allowed. Boats, canoes and paddleboats for rent. Fishing with North Carolina license. Large picnic area beside the lake. Hiking trails. Free, Fee for camping. Jones Lake State Park

Lake Waccamaw State Park

Lake Waccamaw

One of the most unique bodies of water in the world. Animals found nowhere else on earth, rare plants and endangered animals. Boating (no ramp in park, two nearby), fishing and picnicking. Free. Fee for camping. Lake Waccamaw State Park

Lake Leamon Campground


RV hookups, tent sites, swimming, showers, campfires, and boat ramp. Rec room, picnic tables and grills. Pets on leashes allowed. Duplin County, Wallace, NC.

Merchants Millpond State Park

Gates County

Discover one of North Carolina's rarest ecological communities. Massive cypress & gum trees covered with Spanish moss form a canopy for the dark waters of the 750-acre cypress millpond ~ a wilderness sanctuary for wetland wildlife. Paddle quietly through the pond and creek and encounter beavers, otters, owls, etc. Over 10 miles of hiking trails. Fee for camping and canoes. Or bring your own kayak or canoe. Merchants Millpond

Outer Island Kayak Adventures


Guided sea kayak tours and professional instruction is offered on the southern Outer Banks in the cape lookout national seashore. These undeveloped islands are the perfect place for exploring by kayak. Day trips, camping overnights and bed & breakfast inn trips are offered. Call 252-222-3420 or e-mail

Pettigrew State Park


An angler's paradise, this park is the home of Lake Phelps, a 16,600-acre natural lake; a virgin forest; and recreational facilities including a family campground, group camping, trails, picnic areas, boat ramp, exhibits, fishing pier and play fields. Ideal for shallow draft sailboats, canoeing and Windsurfing. View displays of prehistoric Indian culture in the exhibit hall or visit nearby Somerset Place, a state historic site. Free. Fee for camping. ## Pettigrew State Park borders Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge including Phelps Lake. The site of James Johnston Pettigrew's family home, the Pettigrew family cemetery, and Somerset Place State Historic Site are all located inside the perimeters of the park. The park's public collections include two Algonquian dugout canoes excavated from Phelps Lake. Pettigrew State Park

Rodanthe Watersports and Campground


Full service watersports rental center and soundside waterfront campground for tents and RVs.

Roanoke River Paddle Trail & Canoe Camping Platforms

Jamesville, Martin County

An emerging destination in northeast North Carolina, the Lower Roanoke River and its tributaries offer a unique wilderness experience for kayakers and canoeists. Meandering through the Coastal plain to the Atlantic Ocean, the Roanoke spreads out through the largest intact bottomland hardwood swamp forest east of the Mississippi. The area is home to black bear, river otter, white-tail deer, bobcat, beaver, and mink. Over 200 bird species have been identified including bald eagles. It is a birdwatcher's paradise. The River is renowned for its abundance of striped bass, largemouth bass, black crappie, lunker catfish, gar and bowfin. Thousand year-old bald cypress trees and towering tupelos form a lush canopy overhead. Seven camping platforms off the river have been completed as part of Phase One of the development of this water trail by Roanoke River Partners. To complete Phase One, three more platforms will be constructed between Hamilton, Plymouth and up the Cashie River to Windsor with nearly 140 miles of water trail linking the platforms. Phase Two will extend the paddle camping trail up to Roanoke Rapids, increasing the trail total to 200+ miles. Reservations for the Trail can be made at Roberson's Marina in Jamesville. Visitors will be educated about the trail system, and will sign a liability waiver and a "pack-in and pack-out" waste policy agreement to be used with the platforms. A per-person rental fee is paid to hold the reservation and receive a permit. Call 252-794-6501 to reserve a platform and visit us at

Strick's Family Campground


Family campground on the beautiful Perquimans River. Featuring swimming, bath house, pier, boat ramp, full hook-ups and pull-through sites. Perquimans County Tourism

Sands of Time RV Park & Campground


Family owned and operated park. Minutes to the beach, shopping, etc. Members fo several discount clubs. We offer large sites, full hookups, clean, hot showers, laundry facilities, a fish cleaning station and shady tent sites. We also offer a two bedroom/one bath cottage rental

Trent River Campground


Located along 1600 yards of the serene and historic Trent River between Kinston and New Bern. Secluded fishing, kayaking and hunting nearby. Nature Trail. Estate-sized lots.

Wilmington-Wrightsville Beach KOA Kampground


Whichard's Beach Campground


Located on the Pamlico River with riverfront camping and a great view! Including a waterslide, buss parking gas docks for boats, and padel boats for rent! ## Public beach area with admission charge. The Whichard's Beach Pavilion has been the center of waterfront activities and the scene of weekend dances on the shores of the Pamlico River for nearly 60 years. Purchased in 1938 by Henry Whichard, who originally intended to grow produce on the property, Whichard's Beach became a waterfront resort following World War II. The current beach pavilion and dance hall is a remodeled Army barrack from nearby Camp Davis which Whichard bought and moved to the site.