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Portions of Cape Hatteras National Seashore to Reopen on September 28, 2017

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Date: September 27, 2017
Contact: Mary Doll, 252-475-9055

Cape Hatteras National Seashore facilities north of Oregon Inlet will reopen tomorrow morning at 9:00 am. Visitor services on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands will reopen throughout the day tomorrow for local residents; however, a mandatory non-resident evacuation is still in place for all of Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, so campgrounds will not reopen until Dare and Hyde Counties lift the evacuation orders.

Beach access ramps will reopen as assessments are completed. The status of beach access ramps will be posted throughout the day on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facebook page at

For the most current reopening information for visitor facilities on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, check the park’s social media sites on Facebook ( and Twitter (, or the park’s website (

Beachgoers should be aware of ocean debris that may have washed ashore and buried items that were exposed during tropical storm conditions. Also, it is important to be aware that dangerous rip currents and large swells are still producing life-threatening surf conditions. For a daily rip current forecast go to: For information on rip currents safety go to:

Last updated: September 27, 2017

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Manteo, NC 27954


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