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When you’re RV camping at North River Campground, you’ll be close to all the great tourist attractions that eastern North Carolina and Virginia have to offer. North River Campground is about an hour's drive from Norfolk/Virginia Beach and 45 minutes from Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks. The former is one of the largest metropolises in the Mid-Atlantic, with hundreds of stores, restaurants, and historical sites to peruse (Norfolk is home to the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Fleet). The latter is the birthplace of aviation, where the Wright brothers first took flight in 1903. Between them is North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a chain of barrier islands that are incredibly popular with tourists looking for some fun in the sun.Campsites at North River Campground have full hookups for your RV rental, along with fire rings, picnic tables, a dump station, shower rooms, and laundry facilities. If you’re hungry, there’s a camp store where you can pick up essential food items, ice, and firewood for making a delicious campsite meal. Those lacking the time or cooking skills needed to prepare such a meal can enjoy freshly baked pizza, hot dogs, and french fries from the campground food stand.North River Campground has some amazing recreational facilities too. There’s a large swimming pool - ideal for cooling off after a long day of exploring in the famously humid North Carolina heat. The walking trails crisscrossing the park are great for getting some exercise with your four-legged pal too. There’s even a five-acre stocked pond where you can do some fishing, no license required. If you want to get out on the water, the RV campground has a boat ramp for accessing the North River.


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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

North Carolina’s Outer Banks region is one of the most popular areas for outdoor recreation in the Southeast. While the beaches are the primary draw, with over 150 miles of pristine shoreline, there’s lots to do even if you’re not a fan of sun and sand.If you’re looking for a pleasant stroll, check out the Aviation Trail, which runs through the center of town and stops at many of the notable businesses that Orvil and Wilbur Wright would have frequented as they worked to make aviation history. You might also spread out a picnic blanket in Charles Creek Park, watching the Pasquotank River flow by as you munch on some tasty treats with the family.With soaring summer temperatures, you’ll probably be looking for a place to cool off sometime during your RV camping trip. There’s a fantastic waterpark near the town of Harbinger, close to where Highway 158 crosses over to the Outer Banks. It’s got several waterslides, large swimming pools, and a great spray park for the kids.Nothing beats the windswept beaches of the Outer Banks, though. The north end of the islands, closer to Elizabeth City, is ideal for swimming as most of the beaches have lifeguards, though it’s still important to be aware of rip currents. A couple of shops on the beaches rent kayaks, paddleboards, and surfboards.

Exploring the City

The closest town to North River Campground is Shawboro, but you won’t find much to do there. Instead, head south to Elizabeth City, about 25 minutes' drive from the campground. Elizabeth City is first and foremost a harbor, so most of the interesting attractions and restaurants are found down at the waterfront. Its weekend market is especially popular, with vendors selling everything from sweet treats to microbrews to locally-produced crafts. It’s an excellent spot to pick up a souvenir of your motorhome camping adventure.If you like history, the Museum of the Albemarle is a must-see when you camp in an RV near Elizabeth City. It serves as the northeastern branch of the North Carolina Museum of History, with a strong emphasis on the area’s role in the founding of America (Roanoke Island is not far away). Its primary exhibit is called “Our Story,” and features over 700 artifacts from the Albemarle area and details the communities formed in the state’s Tidewater region.Those with an eye for the arts will love a trip to the Arts of Albemarle center, which functions as a community center and after-school arts program; the center’s gallery has an excellent collection from aspiring Elizabeth City artists. If you want to catch a live performance, the adjacent Maguire Theater has a full schedule of events.While NASCAR’s Charlotte Motor Speedway is the most well-known racetrack in the state, you can still see a great matchup in Elizabeth City at Dixieland Speedway. The ⅜-mile-long dirt track won’t have the big names, but the shorter length and passionate fans make for a pretty thrilling evening of entertainment.


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Find the perfect RV for North River Campground

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.