Cabin Information | South Core Banks (Great Island)
Cabin lodging areas are located at Great Island on South Core Banks, opposite the town of Davis. These rustic cabins provide and alternative to camping and are reachable by CALO Cabins, Camps & Ferry located in Davis, NC
There are approximately 32 cabins available that sleep from 4 to 12 people bunk-bed style. Some cabins have screened porches. Cabins are wired for generators (provided by the visitor), and have gas hot water heaters, private bathrooms, tables, chairs, kitchen with cabinets, and propane cook stove with oven.
There are no refrigerators. You will need a cooler for keeping any food cold. Ice is provided by Ferry Service and the Park Service. Customers must provide their own pots and pans, cooking utensils, bed linens, drinking water, dishes and ice chest.
Before checking out, customer is expected to clean the sink and table, remove trash and sweep the cabin. Pets are allowed in cabins and must be on a leash for safety purposes.
NEW this season – 2012 | Make Reservations Online
Cabin Information Numbers
South Core Banks (Great Island) Cabins: 252-728-0942
Information hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Great Island Cabin Details | South Core Banks
There are twenty-one (21) individual, rustic cabins that vary in age and condition. Cabins sleep from four to twelve persons in bunk-bed style. Some cabins have screened porches. Most are wired for generator use. Visitors supply their own generator. Each cabin has a hot water heater, table, chairs, and a kitchen with cabinets, propane oven/stove combination and a private bath. Visitors need to provide their own linens, bedding and cookware.
Great Island Cabin rates for 2012 season
Great Island Cabin Area Map (pdf, 16 KB)
Great Island Cabin Photos | South Core Banks
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Visitors who are renting one of the cabins may keep their pet in the cabin as long as the pet is kept in a crate. Pets may also be kept tied up on the cabin porch, provided they are not left unattended.
Pets are not allowed inside any other buildings in the park.
Open from March 16th to November 30, 2012.
Phone (Information Only): 252-728-0942
2012 Press Release from the National Park Service
In an effort to improve customer service, the National Park Service will be utilizing recreation.gov for reservations this season. According to Superintendent Pat Kenney, “We are moving to recreation.gov in response to input from visitors about our current reservation system. Recreation.gov will allow our visitors to have the ability to make reservations at their convenience.”
Recreation.gov is a national service that was created as part of the Recreation One-Stop E-Gov initiative. The system provides a single point of access to information about Federal recreational activities and reservations. It provides a comprehensive source of information about thousands of Federal recreation opportunities.
Recreation.gov allows for visitors to make reservations online at www.recreation.gov or by calling: 1-877-444-6777. The on-line service is available 24 hours a day. The telephone service is available 10:00 AM EST – 10:00 PM EST from November 1 – February 28 and 10:00 AM EST – Midnight EST from March 1 – October 31. The system will require payment for reservations up front and does have cancelation policies and fees (See the reservation policies section of the website.) Recreation.gov allows visitors to create an account at any time, which will allow them to log on and expedite making reservations on January 5, 2012.
Payment with a credit card will be required at the time of the reservation. Recreation.gov accepts the following major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.
To assist in the transition, the former cabin reservation lines will remain active to answer questions. However reservations will not be taken on these lines. Call the National Park Service at (252) 728-0942, or (252) 728-0958, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday after January 5, 2012, for questions regarding the cabins.
“The transition to recreation.gov is in direct response to public input we have received” according to Superintendent Kenney. “We welcome your feedback on the new system, since we are always seeking to improve our customer service.”
How to Access and Navigate Recreation.gov
Go to www.Recreation.gov, on the left hand side under the “Interested in” drop down box, select “camping & lodging”, under “Looking for”, select “cabins“, in the “Where” box type Long Point Cape Lookout NC or Great Island Cape Lookout NC, then hit search, and it will take you to the main page.
Hit the “Check availability” button, and follow the directions.
If you do not have access to the web, please call 1-877-444-6777 to make your reservation.