Carolina Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide

North Carolina

Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction in the state. A marina provides access to some of the state’s best fishing spots, miles of hiking trails wind through a variety of different habitats, and you may see a Venus flytrap growing in the wild. The park is unique in its history and natural diversity. 

The weather in the park can get down into the 30’s during the winter lows, and up into the high 80’s during the summer highs. It rains for about 1 to 1 ½ weeks each month.

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Spring 45 F – 79 F
Summer 71 F – 88 F
Fall 46 F – 84 F
Winter 37 F – 60 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Carolina Beach State Park

Roosevelt State Park has 79 campsites - some with hookups, some without - but they all have picnic tables and grills. The campsites with hookups include electricity and water. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Every rental comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your needs and your travel plans.   

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well.

Winner’s RV Park

Winner’s RV Park in Carolina Beach is the only dedicated RV park on the island, with full hookups and within walking distance of the beach, dining, and nightlife.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: walking distance to beach, other attractions

Carolina Beach Family Campground

With the ocean on one side and the river on the other, the Carolina Beach Family Campground is just a few steps away from water sports, fishing, swimming, or just sunbathing and relaxing on the beach. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: n/a

  • Other amenities: pool, beach access, laundry, general store

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What to Do at
Carolina Beach State Park

Inside Carolina Beach State Park

There are lots of things to do at Carolina Beach State Park. Because it’s situated on the coast, you’re sure to find plenty of beachy things to do...as well as other fun activities: 

Hiking: About 9 miles of trails go through a variety of different coastal habitats. The trails are fairly easy to walk, and you can observe the diverse plant and animal life (including bugs! Bring repellent). 

Boating: You can boat along the Cape Fear River, the Myrtle Grove Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean. a 54-slip marina and two public boat ramps are available in the park, and a marina store sells fuel, snacks, fishing, and camping supplies. Restrooms, a laundry room, and showers are also available for boat slip renters. 

Fishing: You can fish from the river bank, or from the accessible fishing deck, or you can launch your boat at the marina to fish. You may catch flounder, spot, sheepshead, and speckled trout. 

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How to Get to
Carolina Beach State Park

From Raleigh: Take Interstate 40 east. After approximately 122 miles, the Interstate turns into NC 132. Continue south on NC 132, driving through Wilmington. US 421 joins NC 132; continue south on US 421. After driving across Snow’s Cut Bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway, turn right at the second stoplight onto Dow Road, and follow signs to the park entrance, on the right on State Park Road.

Entering Carolina Beach State Park

There’s no better way to create memories with those you love than by heading out on a road trip! Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly closer to your destination and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!

Frequently Asked Questions About Carolina Beach State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Carolina Beach State Park?

The best time to visit the park is late spring when there are fewer crowds. You will also find that the weather is starting to warm up, making it ideal for camping, hiking and picnicking.

What is the climate of Carolina Beach State Park?

The climate of Carolina Beach State Park is moderate, with average temperatures ranging from 50 to 70 degrees. The summers are warm with occasional showers. The winters are mild with seasonal snowfall.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Carolina Beach State Park?

The wildlife that you will find in Carolina Beach State Park includes deer, raccoons, opossums, squirrels, rabbits, snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and toads. You will enjoy seeing bald eagles, ospreys, woodpeckers, hawks and warblers.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Carolina Beach State Park?

There are over 100 designated RV camping spots in Carolina Beach State Park. These campsites have water and electrical hookups, and some have sewer hookups. RV campers can also enjoy access to a dump station, laundry facilities and a bathhouse.

Are pets allowed at Carolina Beach State Park?

Pets are welcome at Carolina Beach State Park but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Pets are not allowed in the park’s cabins, campgrounds or on the beaches.