Cape Hatteras NS, Fort Raleigh NHS, and Wright Brothers NMEM Accessible to Public During Government Shutdown

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Date: January 22, 2018
Contact: Mike Barber, 252-475-9032

During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures.

Most park roads, parking areas, beaches, off road vehicle routes, and trails will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore), Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial. The Bodie Island Hunt draw will be closed; however, all other designated hunting areas within the Seashore will remain accessible to hunters.

There will be no NPS-provided visitor services at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial, including public information, restrooms, trash collection, permits, and facilities and roads maintenance.

The concessionaire-operated Oregon Inlet Fishing Center will remain open.

Because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions. All park programs have been canceled.

For updates on the shutdown, please visit

Last updated: February 2, 2018

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954


(252) 473-2111

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