April 20 - 21, 2012
Rhonda in the office was very helpful in getting info for us to visit lighthouses in the area. The campground was very clean. New buildings being built, but it was the weekend so it was very quiet. Retirees could eat at the dining facility. We almost didn't get back on base because my husband did not have base motorcycle driving course. So we left earlier than planned. We had planned on riding the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk, etc, but was told to load our motorcycle back on our toy hauler.
We stayed in the new section and agree with the comments. This is a good location, it is landscaped nicely, and the base facilities are acceptable. But here's what this visit "interesting". When we made our reservation, the woman said we could have this nice spot by the river if we arrived after 2:00 PM because the gentleman in the site had already been granted a late checkout to take care of some business. We agreed and arrived at 2:30 to find him still in the site but packing up. As he left, he said it was OK for us to use his potable hose and to let him know if he needed to move any of his "stuff" (which was mostly plants and things in large containers and hoses etc which were on the pad) as he was leaving them there for the long weekend while he went home to his family. When I brought this up with the check-in person, she said that "he is one of our semi-permanent people and routinely leaves stuff on the site when he puts his trailer in storage". I would say that I should never have to work around someone else's stuff and always live by the camper's rule to leave the site as good or better than I found it. Again other than working around someone else's stuff (on our site), our visit was OK.
Elizabeth City is a pretty good location. Close to Outerbanks. I stayed at the old site and the sites are in the middle of a trailer park. When I got there at 2300 hrs someone was in my site. Called the SDO but they did not have a clue. I found an open site by a trailer. The shower facilities close at 1700 hours on the weekend. I think it might have been a better experience if we were wt the new site.