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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Visitor Centers Campgrounds and Beach Closures

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Date: September 4, 2008
Contact: National Park Service, (252) 473-2111

The National Weather Service is predicting the effects of Tropical Storm Hanna will reach the Outer Banks Group units, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial, by late Friday evening with storm conditions continuing through Saturday, September 6, 2008.


In anticipation of this weather event, on Friday, September 5th, the Hatteras, BodieIsland, Wright Brothers and FortRaleighVisitorCenters will close at noon.  The Oregon Inlet Campground will close at 10:00 a.m.  The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will be closed all day and all Seashore beaches will close at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5th.


OcracokeIslandVisitorCenter and Campground and the Frisco Campground will remain closed.  The Ocracoke Campground reservation system has been temporarily suspended. 


For more information, check the park website at www.nps.gov/caha or listen to local radio and media for updates and advisories.

Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.