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Camping at the Outer Banks West / Currituck KOA

The Outer Banks West/Currituck KOA in Coinjock, North Carolina is new to the Kampgrounds of America family. 

This family-oriented campground has most of the amenities you think of when you think of the KOA brand- a friendly staff, a clean campground and restrooms, and fun activities and events.

This particular campground has all that and something else that makes it pretty special, the Currituck Sound. Make sure you read to the bottom to find out how you can save 25% off your accommodation booking for this campground.

My husband and I were invited to experience the Outer Banks West / Currituck KOA so we could share our experience with you. I can assure you that even though I’m not shown in a single photo, I was indeed there.

The Currituck Sound separates the mainland from the Outer Banks in North Carolina and provided the perfect view for my husband and I during our stay.

But the Sound is more than just a pretty view, campers can fish, swim, catch crabs, float on floaties and kayak and they can do all that within steps of their campsite.  

From waking up and watching the ducks float by to gathering with other campers at one of the four piers to watch the sunset. There’s just something about being close to the water that soothes my soul.  

With the exception of an overnight stay in the Silver Bullet, this was the first time that my husband and I have stayed in an RV since our full-time RVing days! Read on to see what we thought of the experience. 

Where is Coinjock? 

The campground is located in Coinjock, North Carolina. Coinjock is located between Chesapeake, Virginia and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and is approximately an hour drive from Virginia Beach.

To reach Kitty Hawk from the campground is about a 45-minute drive.

You can easily stay at the Outer Banks West / Currituck KOA and branch out to explore either of those locales during the day. 

If you’re looking for a campground in the thick of things you may want to read our post on the best places to camp in the Outer Banks.

Getting to the Outer Banks West / Currituck KOA

Directions to the campground were easy to follow and Google Maps led us directly there. We simply turned off State Route 158 to Waterlily Road and followed it all the way to the end and pulled directly into the campground. 

Since we weren’t hauling an RV, we didn’t need to worry about our route but if you do have an RV and don’t own a navigation system for RVer’s you may want to consider something like this to use on the way. 

You’ll travel beside the Intercoastal Waterway for several minutes and as you begin to catch a glimpse of the Currituck Sound and drive into a more residential area the speed limit will drop to 25 mph. Make sure you begin to watch the water, you’ll see several Osprey nests on poles near the residential piers and docks. 

Waterfront RV Rentals at the OBX West / Currituck KOA

We could have used the shower in the RV but we opt to take longer ones in the bathhouse.

During our stay at the Outer Banks West/Currituck KOA, our accommodations consisted of a stay in one of the RV Rentals.

We stayed in site WF07 which was a waterfront 25-foot Bunkhouse Prowler with a private patio, grill and firepit.  

We loved our private patio.

The camper has room to sleep 6 people and comes with a fully equipped kitchen with silverware, pots and pans, and with the exception of linens, everything you need to enjoy your stay. You’ll find enough paper products, toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags for a couple days, depending on how many people you are traveling with.  

You do need to pack your own sheets, blankets and comforter (if needed), towels, etc. Pillows are provided. 

Take a Peek inside the RV Rental

Golf Cart and Water Sport Rentals at the Outer Banks Currituck KOA 

Golf carts are a great way to get around the campground.

Golf cart rentals are available to help you get around the campground. Although the campground is easily walkable, the golf cart makes getting around much quicker. Plus, it’s fun to hop in the golf cart and cruise the campground at night or enjoy the nature trail by golf cart. 

Paddleboards & kayaks for rent at the Outer Banks West / Currituck KOA

In addition to golf carts, campers can also rent paddleboards as well as single or double kayaks that can be launched from the boat launch in the campground. My husband and I own inflatable kayaks, but it was nice not packing them for this trip. 

My husband kayaking on the sound.

We enjoyed spending time on the sound. 

You’ll also find a number of floaties available from a HUGE 6-person floatie that I would love to have taken if our big kids had been with us, as well as some fun character floaties like unicorns, chickens, etc. 

Campground Amenities 

Store, rec center, arcade, bathrooms and event space all rolled into one.

A Camp Store provides souvenirs, food, beer, S’mores fixin’s and anything else you could have forgotten to pack. 

We couldn’t resist trying the pizza.

Inside the store is a snack shack, called Happy Jack’s Cafe, where you can buy nachos, hot dogs, pretzels, breakfast sandwiches and pizza. In addition to the hot foods, you’ll find 16 delicious flavors of Hershey’s Ice Cream to choose from.

You’ll find plenty to keep you busy.

If you’re traveling with kids you’ll find a nice playground, jump pad and arcade. There is not a pool at this location but you can swim in the Sound as well as play on the floaties. 

If you’re traveling with your fur kids the Currituck Sound KOA has you covered there too.

The fenced dog park.

You’ll find a nice, ¼ acre fenced dog park for your pooch to run off some energy. Doggie bags are also provided in case you run out or forget to grab one on the way to the play area and don’t want to walk back to your campsite. 

There are other bathrooms available behind the camp store complex.

The bathrooms are large and clean with the four in the main bathhouse being unisex and handicap accessible. There are additional showers in the back of the store building next to the arcade. There are even women’s only showers. 

A clean laundry center is also onsite. I always appreciate a nice laundry room because when we were a full-time RV family, finding adequate laundry facilities for my family of five could be a pain in the you know what. 

There are several fishing piers and a swimming pier at the KOA as well.

Community fire pits are located near the playground so you can relax in the evening and watch the kids play or simply relax with new friends. There’s also sand volleyball and cornhole.

Special theme weekends and an activities director ensure there are activities that you can take part in. 

What We Enjoyed about our Stay at the Outer Banks West / Currituck KOA 

My husband enjoying one of the gorgeous sunsets on the water.

My husband and I normally use a campground as a base to explore the surrounding area but found ourselves spending more time at this campground than normal. 

We loved the laid-back, relaxed feel of the campground. I got the impression that those who were camping at this KOA were there to slow down and take it easy. We didn’t find people rushing around or running off.

We saw a lot of people doing the same things we were enjoying, sitting on the patio, taking in the view, reading a book or walking the trail that ran along the water.

We hadn’t even left and were contemplating a return visit.

Things to Know Before you Go

If you are staying in an RV rental, check-in at the office and head to your camper and turn on the gas, air conditioning, etc to make sure you know how to work everything.

We didn’t realize until the office had closed that our gas tank was empty. We didn’t feel the need to call the after hours phone number because we had other things to eat. It was replaced right away when we alerted them the next morning. The campground staff was very responsive.

You’ll find a tutorial that will walk you through flushing the toilet (yes, RV toilets are a bit different) and using the oven or stovetop. Make sure you walk through it with the video so if you have any problems you’ll know while someone is there to help you. 

We had a bit of odor from the holding tank so I’d suggest you grab a pack of holding tank deodorizer before your arrival.

Make sure you grab an activity sheet in the camp office when you check-in so you know what’s going on during your stay.

Wifi is available throughout the campground if you need it. You’ll get the password when you check-in.

You’ll find layouts for both the cabins and RV rentals on the website. Make sure you look over both and consider your needs when deciding which to book. The premium sites are those along the Currituck Sound and I can’t recommend them enough.

Contact Information so you can Book Now

Outer Banks West / Currituck KOA

Address: 1631 Waterlily Road Coinjock, NC 27923

Phone: (252) 453-2732


Use the code STAYNSEE to save 25% on accomodation bookings at the Outer Banks West / Currituck KOA. 

Things to take on your Camping Trip

Andi Fisher

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Love KOAs and spent a lot of time in some pretty nice ones all over the country. Sold our RV a few years ago and have stayed at some for camping. BUT I did not realize I could stay in an RV rental already in place at the KOA - LOVE that concept and since this one is right in my backyard I am going to be checking that one out REAL soon!

Tonya Prater

Monday 20th of September 2021

I read quite a few of your posts when you were traveling in your RV! We sold our RV when we finished traveling full-time but I still love the idea of staying at a campground in an RV if we're staying more than a couple days. Plus, the travel trailers at the OBX West/ Currituck KOA offered AMAZING views! Protection Status
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