New Off Road Vehicle Regulations
New off road vehicle (ORV) regulations are now in effect. Please check here for information on how to get your ORV permit More »
Beach Fire Permits are required
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NPS Campgrounds Closed for Storm Impacts
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
Outer Banks Group Superintendent Mike Murray announced that all National Park Service campgrounds in Cape Hatteras National Seashore will be temporarily closed beginning at noon today, August 31, 2006, due to impending weather impacts from Tropical Storm Ernesto. Ocracoke, Cape Point, Frisco, and Oregon Inlet campgrounds will be temporarily closed. The predicted high winds and heavy rains will make camping activities inadvisable.
These campgrounds will reopen after the storm passes and any damage is repaired.
No other Outer Banks Group National Park Service facilities are closed at this time.
Did You Know?
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.