Roses Vacation Rentals does NOT have a traditional
tent site - with bathroom facilities and bathhouse
(shower, etc.), we are willing to let folks set
up a tent at the RV/Camper site. There is only
a public rest room here - no bath-house facilities.
It can be used on an "as available basis".
Please inquire. Other traditional tenting areas
are listed below - but they are a minimum of 45
min to hour away from Harkers Island and the Cape
look at the RV/Camper photos below to get an idea
where tents could be set up.....also the area
to right of that can also accommodate a tent.
will be in the RV/camper hookup area - or adjoining
$10 to $20/nite per tent - - depending on if electric
Limit - 1 large tent, or 2 small-medium tents
Use of ramp, fish station, boat slip - extra
bringing a small chest-type freezer is allowed
in the units at 287 Bayview, there may be an extra
charge (if the stay is several days) to cover
accelerated electrical cost. Also, management
cannot guarantee that an outside receptacle will
handle this extra electrical load. Should a circuit
breaker be tripped, you could lose some of the
contents if the chest is not monitored each day.....so
you do this at your own risk. If this extra electrical
load should cause any problems "within"
the rental unit itself, the freezer would have
to possibly be unplugged.
setup is allowed FREE of Charge at the Cape Lookout
Lighthouse, but only in designated areas. A very
important condition is that you have to bring
your TRASH back to the mainland with you for disposal.
Park Service phone number at its visitor center
location at end of Harkers Island:
252-728-2250 (call for details).
Cedar Creek Campground
Only other area in the downeast area is at:
Cedar Creek Campground
111 Canal Drive
Sea level, NC
Approx. $20/night without utilities; $30/night
Bathhouse, swimming pool, and picnic area.
This is a great area for folks who want to tent
in an area nearest where the Cedar Island Ferry
departs - if they plan to leave on ferry the next
morning. At this site you would be only about
l5-20 minutes from the ferry, whereas it would
be around 45 minutes from Harkers Island Area.
Croatan Forest ...
The Croatan Forest has two areas where tenting
is permissible - I've lost track of the phone
number - but that information can be found online
on the link below.
One area is $17/night - the other area is $12/night
- I think both areas have bathhouses/facilities.
This area would be best for those heading south
and tenting as they go. You would not have to
get off the beaten track by heading eastward towards
us - which would add to their traveling time -
unless they just wanted to visit our area enroute.
National Forest Link
hope this information helps in your vacation planning.