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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Operations and Facilities Resume Normal Hours

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Date: September 7, 2008
Contact: National Park Service, (252) 473-2111

Superintendent Mike Murray announced that on Sunday, September 7, 2008 by 1:00 p.m., all park facilities and areas of the Outer Banks Group have reopened to the public and normal operations and services have resumed.

After the storm passed the Outer Banks, all park resources and facilities were assessed for storm impacts.  Minimal damages were identified, including loss of shingles from rooftops, minimal water leakage in some facilities, scattered debris and tree limbs, and loss of signs, posts and fencing materials for some resource closures.  All ocean side beach areas were evaluated for safe driving conditions and re-opened to ORV traffice by 1:00 p.m., except those areas closed due to seasonal, safety and resource protection closures.

For more information, contact 252-473-2111.

Did You Know?

Sea Whip, though it looks like a plant, is actually whole colony of animals.

A piece of sea whip that washes up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore is not a plant, but the skeleton of a whole colony of animals. A tiny animal lived in each hole on the yellow, orange or purple stems. It had a mouth, a stomach and eight tentacles to catch food.