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Contact: Joe Darling, 252-475-9610
Recent record-breaking rain on Hatteras Island has impacted ramps, campgrounds, and roads along the Seashore, and another rain event is anticipated this Sunday. It has been reported that up to 14 inches of rain fell between Saturday, May 28th and Thursday, June 2nd.
Currently, at Cape Point Campground, there is approximately seven to eight inches of standing water, which has made the campground inoperable for the foreseeable future. Yesterday, we paused the online reservation system for Cape Point Campground for seven days. After a week, park staff will assess the campground and determine if it is safe to allow visitors to reserve camping spaces. There are no other Seashore campground closures.
At this time, there are no plans to close any ramps due to standing water. If attempting to use a ramp on Hatteras Island, please use your best judgment. The ramps most heavily impacted by the recent rainfall are 43, 44, and 49. Beach ramp status is continually monitored and updated according to existing conditions.
For a daily look at the status of every beach access area within Cape Hatteras National Seashore, please go to our Facebook Page at https://facebook.com/capehatterasns. Our resource management field summary and mileage summary are also posted on our Facebook Page.