The Refuge on Roanoke Island

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$50.00 USD per night, starting at.

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2881 NC Highway 345, Wanchese, NC, 27981

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! 

Last Updated: 09/29/2023

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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

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.

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.

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

Occupancy Limit

Limit 6 campers per site

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.

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.

Pets Allowed



Laundry Facilities

Gravel Roads


Community Showers

Drinking Water

Water Hookups

Gasoline Nearby

Picnic Area

Community Restrooms

Back-in RV Sites

RV Hookup

ADA Accessible

Sewer Hookups

Pet Friendly

Trash Service



50 Amps

Picnic Table

30 Amps

Family Friendly

Pet Friendly



Extended Stay

Remote Work Friendly

2881 NC Highway 345, Wanchese, NC, 27981
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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.

Overall Rating: 4.7

Clint & Pat Allen

Not having site number ahead of time is very aggravating. Same thing happened last yr. 4 rigs pulled in & we were the last one. Nobody knew where they were to park so our car is sticking half out on highway & we can’t move forward. Then our spot had the other coaches in front of it so we couldn’t park & get out of the way. Very unorganized. I understand you now have an on-site person, which you did not have before.

Matthew Kendrick

Beautiful campground! Small quiet has there own “pond” very close to marinas and great seafood! Had to extend due to Miss Ophelia coming in and showing her tail and was not an issue. Camphost made it happen. Cant wait to go back!

Edward Shelton

Always love this place ! This is our 4th time and we will be back next year !

Debbie Hoskin

The Refuge is a quiet and quaint campground. We have stayed several times and will go back. It has a nice pool, a great water view and bike trails close by. The host is friendly and easy going. The bathhouse is clean and very nice. It also has an outdoor sink area and work area which makes cleaning fresh caught fish easy. We will return in the coming year.


The park was very nice, we had a great time and will definitely be back.

Sue Cross

Lovely setting on sound Enjoyed the pool Bath house meticulously clean Will be back

William Gwynn

Spot 12 was easy to get into with a 38ft camper. Grounds a clean plenty of grass. Great location close to O'Neals to get seafood. We have stayed several times at Refuge and will be back

Steve Sims

Level site on water, great views, nice boathouse . Close to attractions Will stay again

Nicoline Van der Linden

A real gem! Beautiful campsite, real close to Nag’s Head and the points of interest.

Cathy Edwards

We had a wonderful time at The Refuge on Roanoke Island this past weekend. Kathy does a very professional and efficient job with great communication. It was our pleasure to get to meet her and thank her personally for her great job. Looking forward to heading back there!

Jamie Snider

Great location, peaceful and quiet. Very clean campground, and Manager was awesome!!

Caden Krout

Beautiful place, right on the water. We only stayed for a day but loved the spot and how easy it was to book. Also, Kathy the manager there was so friendly and helpful. Couldn't have asked for a better stay! Will be back!

Glenn Martin

We are so happy to have found The Refuge. A small, quiet campground with with our trailer backed right up to the pond where one can enjoy morning coffee, and evening sunset, catch-n-release fishing or setting a crab pot. Such a relaxing spot! The grounds are well kept, the bath house is kept so clean all the time, and the pool is refreshing after a day at the beach or touring the area. We also enjoyed the Sunday morning service in their pavilion by the water. We have found our go-to campground for future visits!

Laura Lovern

This was our 4th visit to The Refuge. It is consistently clean, pleasantly quiet, and the customer service is out of this world! Fantastic views. Highly recommend !

Deborah Carswell

Nice stopover close to the Aquarium and the Festival park. Site right on the water and a nice path around.

Adam Murray

Great experience...great location. Convenient to DT Manteo and a several OBX Beaches.

Steven Howell

great location close to nags head….. waterfront sites…pool….beautiful clean tile bath house

Donald Phillips

We like it here, very quiet and the water at our camper gives it a good feel of being at the beach. Also, very close to everything.

Larry House

Lovely campsite overlooking the water. The pool and bath house are nice. Wish the grass had been mowed before we arrived

Richard Atwell

My found this place last minute. What a wonderful surprise! The pool grounds were clean and very well maintained, the pool was refreshing and the people were wonderful too. The location is fantastic and not too far away from anything. We'll definitely return in the near future.