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The Refuge on Roanoke Island

2881 NC Highway 345, Wanchese, North Carolina, 27981

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Last Updated: November 17, 2023

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Campground Overview

Join us at The Refuge on Roanoke Island where one may take advantage of our 15 spacious nightly rental sites located on the south side, overlooking the water and offering our guests beautiful views. Our sites feature 30 amp and 50 amp electrical services while accommodating vehicles up to 45 foot long. Enjoy our full service bathhouse, coin laundry facilities as well as air conditioned and heated bathrooms where one will find two showers in both restrooms as well as three toilets and a dual vanity in both facilities. 

If you are joining us in the summer time be sure to take advantage of our pool overlooking the sound and pavilion area. We ask that you swim at your own risk as there is no lifeguard on duty. You may find lounge chairs stretching the length of the pool for your comfort. Of course, if you are looking for more active water sports you can make your way down the docks where you will see that the canal reaches to the sound for anyone interested in setting out on a kayak or canoe to enjoy the natural scenery of Roanoke Island.

If you're looking for a more passive approach to enjoy this beautiful setting, feel free to sit back and relax for a picnic lunch at our pavilion. This covered shelter and the surrounding picnic tables provide the perfect ample space to enjoy quality time with other travelers while recaping a lovely day spent on the outer banks of North Carolina. We cannot wait to have you join us here at The Refuge on Roanoke Island. Whether its for a night or two, we hope to see you soon! 

Check In

Check In Time: 12AM | If you arrive during our check-in window you can call ahead to check-in in person or do so over the phone. If you arrive outside of our regular hours, virtual check-in will be the only option available.

Area Tips

Conveniently located in Wanchese, North Carolina, The Refuge is within feet of Village Hardware our local hardware and convenience store. Within a few miles of the famed Wanchese Industrial Park for all your charter fishing needs. If you don't have the day to explore the Outer Banks on one of the world renowned fishing vessels, this is also where you can find the freshest catch on the beach to take home. Just 5 miles north, and you find yourself in Downtown Manteo.

A quaint small town with plenty of food and shopping to keep you entertained for the day. Of course, let's not forget the beaches that bring many visitors to the Outer Banks. We are a quick 7 mile drive to Jennette's Pier in Nags Head. Drive South down Route 12 to explore the beaches of Hatteras Island or North towards the 4 X 4 area of Corolla. There is so much to explore here along the Outer Banks of North Carolina and what better jumping off point than Roanoke Island.

Enjoy the peaceful serenity of the Marsh by night and tackle all of the adventures the Outer Banks has to offer by day. We cannot wait to see you for your next adventure.


No Tent Camping

We allow RV/Motorhome/5th Wheel and pop up trailers, however we do not offer tent camping. This includes pitching a tent on your campsite alongside your RV

Fire Policy

Ground fires not permissible. Fireworks prohibited per N.C state law.

Vehicle Policy

2 vehicles allowed on campground per site. Additional vehicles will need to find alternative parking off premises

Age Restrictions

Minors (under 18) may not occupy campsite without adult supervision. DO NOT leave children unattended in Pool as there is no lifeguard on property. Children under 12 not allowed to operate motorized vehicles on camp premises.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours from 11:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Please be respectful of fellow campers during this time. A second noise complain can result in termination of reservation without a refund.

Check in/Check out time

Checkout time is promptly at 11:00 AM. We ask that you arrive between12:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Of course, if you will be arriving later we will be happy to provide you with your site number, WiFi passcode and the code for our bathhouse and you can arrive at your leisure.

Occupancy Limit

Limit 6 campers per site

Rugs & Lawn Coverings

We ask that you do not use rugs, lawn coverings or anything else that might impede lawncare operations or hinder the growth of grass. This includes parking on grass instead of designated gravel parking pads. If you have any questions as to whether something is permitted, please feel free to touch base with Ron, our campground manager.

Pet Policy

We love pets at The Refuge on Roanoke Island, but ask that all pets remain leashed. Pets are not allowed in pool or bathhouse and must not disturb your neighbor. Aggressive dog breeds not allowed unless approved by Campground Manager.

Cancellation Policy

NO REFUNDS provided for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to arrival. Contact us 7 days prior to your arrival to receive a partial refund. We do retain one night rental fee as well as cc processing fee for any cancellations, even if the reservation is cancelled more than 7 days prior to arrival. There will be no refunds or rainchecks for cancellations made with less than 7 days notice.


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