There's good news out for anyone looking to camp at Carolina Beach State Park, or any of the other NC State campgrounds. Starting tomorrow, you will be able to reserve a campsite ahead of your visit and you'll be able to do it all online. Up to now, the Carolina Beach State Park campground has primarily operated on a first come, first serve basis. This has made it difficult for some as there might not always be a spot available on the busier holiday periods.
I'm told that not all 83 camp sites will be available on the reservation list. They will keep some of the sites open for visitors who just show up without a reservation and those sites will continue on a first come, first serve basis. But at least now, people will have the reservation option which should make vacation planning a lot less stressful.
Visit the NC Division of Parks website for more information.