Outer Banks Group Update
Contact: National Park Service, (252) 473-2111
All park visitor centers in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial were closed by noon on Friday, 9/05/08, and will remain closed until further notice.
All park campgrounds in Cape Hatteras National Seashore were closed by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, 9/05/08. and will remain closed until further notice. The reservation system for Ocracoke Campground has been temporarily suspended until further notice.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse closed Thursday, 9/04/08, at 5:00 p.m. and will remain closed until further notice.
All ocean-side beach access for Off-Road vehicles in Cape Hatteras National Seashore closed on Friday, 9/05/08, beginning at 1:00 pm. This time correlated to the high tides and expected severe coastal storm surge flooding. Pedestrian access is allowed.
All remaining non-essential staff for Cape Hatteras, Fort Raleigh, and Wright Brothers were released by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, 9/05/08. All essential Incident Command staff and Law Enforcement personnel remain on duty.
To report violations and emergencies, dial 911 or 252-473-3444.
Did You Know?
This is not a space alien, even though it has a transparent body, wings, and a very large eye. Giant water fleas grow up to 2 cm long, and are a food source for small fish that shelter in the sound. You can swim with them in the sound-side waters off Cape Hatteras National Seashore.