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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

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Seasparkle, a tiny dinoflagellate that can be seen glowing in the surfline at night.

The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night. When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.