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?
In the 1700s, Ocracoke Inlet was one of the busiest inlets in the East. It was one of the few navigable waterways for ships accessing inland ports such as Elizabeth City, Edenton or New Bern. It was here that Blackbeard the pirate found the inlet's heavy shipping traffic ripe for easy pickings.