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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Update on NPS Openings

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Date: September 6, 2008
Contact: National Park Service, (252) 473-2111

As of 5:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, all areas in the national park units of the Outer Banks Group have been assessed for possible storm damage.  National Park Service staff completed on-the-ground assessments of the status of facilities and beaches to determine when normal operations can be restored.  

Ocracoke Visitor Center will open at 9:00 a.m.;  Ocracoke Campground will open at 12: noon and the reservation system will be in place.  The beaches will remain closed to ORV access until conditions are safe for travel.

Hatteras Visitor Center and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will open at 9:00 a.m.;  Frisco Campground will open at 12: noon and the Cape Point Campground remains closed for the season.  The beaches will remain closed to ORV access until conditions are safe for travel.

Bodie Island Visitor Center will open at 9:00 a.m.;  Oregon Inlet Campground will open at 12: noon.  The beaches will remain closed to ORV access until conditions are safe for travel.

Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center will open have a delayed opening but will open by 12: noon.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Visitor Center will open at 9:00 a.m.  

All employees normally scheduled to work on Sunday, September 7, 2008 will report to work.  The clean–up process will be on-going due to standing water, minor flooding and tree limb debris.  All park beaches are open to pedestrian but will remain closed to ORV access until conditions are safe for travel.

Did You Know?

Sand Dunes at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, established in 1953, was our nation's first national seashore. Cape Hatteras National Seashore is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. More...