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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Operating Hours & Seasons

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is open year-round, although facilities and programs do change throughout the year. Please check the follow list for times certain facilities and tours are available, and check the Schedule of Events for a listing of current ranger program offerings.

Bodie Island
Bodie Island Visitor Center Year-round
Christmas Day
9 am—5 pm
Closed
Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing 3rd Friday in April—Columbus Day See page
Rest of the year no climbs
Oregon Inlet Campground 3rd Friday in April—Columbus Day See page
Rest of the year Closed
Coquina Beach ORV Permit Office Year-round 8 am—4:30 pm
Christmas Day Closed


Hatteras Island
Hatteras Island Visitor Center Friday before Memorial Day—Labor Day 9 am—6 pm
Rest of the year 9 am—5 pm
Christmas Day Closed
Museum of the Sea Friday before Memorial Day—Labor Day
November—February
9 am—6 pm
Intermittent
Rest of Year 9 am—5pm
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Climbing 3rd Friday in April—Columbus Day See page
Rest of the year No climbs
Cape Point Campground Friday before Memorial Day—Labor Day See page
Rest of the year Closed
Frisco Campground 3rd Friday in April—Columbus Day See page
Rest of the year Closed
Hatteras Island ORV Permit Office Year-round 8 am—4:30 pm
Christmas Day Closed


Ocracoke Island
Ocracoke Island Visitor Center Year-round
Christmas Day
9 am—5 pm
Closed
Ocracoke Campground 3rd Friday in April—Last Monday in October See page
Rest of the year Closed
Ocracoke Island ORV Permit Office Year-round 8 am—4:30 pm
Christmas Day Closed

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