Guests who are looking for some alone time with their canine companion might just find the perfect place at Ocracoke Campground. This island campground can only be reached by boat or aircraft, making it a truly secluded spot. Just five sites can be reserved on this small island off the coast of North Carolina, all of which are fit for tents, RVs, or campers, although during the off-season the ferry stops running and this becomes "im-paw-ssible".
As Ocracoke is an island oasis, the ground tends to be mostly sand, so bring whatever equipment you might need to keep your shelter from blowing away. Off-season campers should also be prepared for rapidly changing weather and somewhat unforgiving ocean tides.
If you enjoy the beach but always find it crowded, Ocracoke is the perfect summer retreat for you! Roughly half of the island is lined with sandy beaches, giving guests a perfect view of the Atlantic Ocean. The entire beach is technically for the public, so visiting canines should stay on a leash at all times while also keeping out of the water.
Ocean fishing is another favorite activity for guests of Ocracoke, so feel free to pack your gear for the trip. Commonly seen species around the island include flounder, red drum, and king mackerel, among other species. Plenty of guests prefer to do this from the boats which can be rented on the island, although this may incur additional costs. Sorry dog lovers, but these boats are off-limits to visiting canines.
Nature enthusiasts are another often-seen visitor on Ocracoke, with several different species of birds regularly seen inhabiting the island. Make sure to bring your photo gear if this is the sort of activity you're looking for. And if Fido tags along, be sure to keep them on a leash while avoiding disturbing other guests.
Orcacoke Campground is the pawfect place for people and pups seeking a true back-to-nature camping trip!