• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Cape Point Campground Opens for 2012 Season

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Date: June 7, 2012
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Outer Banks Group Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that Cape Point Campground in Buxton, on Hatteras Island, will open Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. and close on September 3, 2012.The campground delayed opening was a result of flooded conditions from recent heavy rains.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore has four campgrounds; Oregon Inlet, Frisco, Cape Point and Ocracoke.All campgrounds accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes up to 35 feet.Each campground provides rest rooms, potable water, unheated showers, grills, and picnic tables. No hookups (utility connections) are available.

Camping in Cape Hatteras National Seashore is permitted only in designated campgrounds.Camping on beaches is prohibited.Pets must be physically restrained at all times on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length.For more information on park campgrounds, please go to http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

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Did You Know?

This artist's rendering shows the U.S.S. Monitor foundering in a storm off of Cape Hatteras in December 1862.

The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.