Looking for a Fido-friendly place to camp at North Carolina’s fabulous Cape Hatteras National Seashore? Well look no fur-ther than Cape Point Campground! That’s if you and your buddy don’t mind "ruffing" it a bit, of course -- the campground does have access to showers, but there’s no electricity, sewer or water hookups.
If you can sacrifice a few creature comforts, though, you and your pooch can reap the benefits of Cape Point’s pawesome location! The campground is sandwiched between sand dunes and forest -- sites aren't shaded, though, so take relevant precautions. Not only that, but it’s just a bone’s throw away from all sorts of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Though Cape Point is the largest campground on Cape Hatteras, it’s a pretty busy place. It’s best to make your reservation early, particularly if you two will be visiting on a weekend. There's no entrance fee to the park, and sites start at $20.
You and your pupper are sure to sniff out something to do during your stay! Cape Hatteras is one of the most dog-friendly national seashores in the country. Leashed fur-balls are permitted almost everywhere apart from the swim beaches -- and yes, your pup can splash about in the shallow waters as long as you keep ahold of them!
There are also a few short, inland trails for you two to explore on the islands. And of course, it’d be a huge faux-paw to come to Cape Hatteras and not check out Cape Hatteras Lighthouse! The structure is the tallest of its kind in America, and while your pup won’t be able to climb to the top, you can still take a wander outside. While you’re not going to get your buddy on a board (at least we certainly hope not), the surfing at Cape Hatteras is legendary, and keen anglers can fish for mackerel from the piers. Just be sure to pick up a fishing license before you cast your line!
WiFi isn’t available at Cape Point, but all cellular networks should receive at least some coverage. Unfortunately, wood fires aren't permitted -- you'll need to make do with charcoal fires in designated rings and grills. You'll also find drinking water available on-site. Just remember to bring waste bags for your doggo, and have a furrific vacation at Cape Point Campground!