Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life-and travel-leaves marks on you.
----Anthony Bourdain

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Frisco Woods Campground, NC

When we decided to go to the Outer Banks, Robert initially said he wanted to camp at a National Park Campground. There is no electricity or water at the campsites, and we went in July. So, I was able to convince him that we needed air conditioning. We began online searches to find the right spot, and we're certain we found it.
When we first got there, we registered and went in search of our site. We had a spot reserved right on the Sound. Our little trailer fit, but there was no place to put our canopy, plus the jockey wheel wouldn't come down due to a hole. We rode back to the office and explained our predicament. The Office Staff couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. (*Note: it is their policy to not give refunds if  you change to a less expensive site.) Within 10 minutes, we were given several sites to take a look at. We ended up with a large site backing up to the marsh.

(View from our site)

Most of the sites are a good size, with plenty of room for even the bigger rigs to put out a canopy.
Did you notice the trees? This is the only campground we saw (beside some of the sites in the Frisco National Park Campground) that has this many trees. Definitely a plus when you're camping in July!
Frisco Woods has sites for every camping need. Sites with full hook-ups, sites with electricity & water but not hook-ups (like ours),  tent sites without water or electricity:
They also have cabins with electricity and air conditioning, but no water:


Included on-site is a canal and a pool (the pool can be seen in the left side of the following pictures).

The pool. The bath house at the pool has been renovated. I didn't take any pictures, but it is pretty nice...and air conditioned!
The other bath houses have decking as the floor. Not nearly as nice, but it gets the job done! They were clean and conveniently located throughout the campground.


There is a dishwashing station (very important to us!) at the bath house.
Pets are welcome. There are "doggie stations" conveniently located through out the grounds. Most of the campers were very conscientious about picking up after their dog.
Frisco Woods is a very family friendly campground. There is a very small playground. (I didn't get a picture because when we went by there were children playing on the swings.) There is also a pavilion of sorts right next to the playground.
There is an amazing camp store. It has almost anything you could possibly need from souvenirs to wine & beer to bug spray to sunscreen to snacks to ice and grocery essentials.
If they don't have it, there's a market just down the street.
Other amenities include laundry facilities (coin-operated), gas refill, kayak rentals, and free air refill (which is great for refilling your tires after you get off of the beach). There is also wi-fi, but it was really slow. We were able to get 4G on our cell phones, so our hotspot was on a lot.
Every night, some of the campers went to "the point" to see beautiful sunsets.




Of course, some campers didn't have to go anywhere to see the sunset!

 We were extremely happy with this campground. In summary: good-sized sites with options (electricity, water, hook-ups...all as needed), pet-friendly, family-friendly, nice clean bath houses, amazing camp store, trees, and a place to watch beautiful sunsets. All this, and it's conveniently located to Ramp 49 which gives you beach access!
If you plan on camping there, the only recommendation we would have is to make sure you take bug spray and tiki torches. We took citronella candles & citronella stakes but couldn't use them...it was too windy.
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