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National Park Service Announces Reopening Plans for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial

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Date: September 15, 2018
Contact: Mike Barber, 252-475-9032

The majority of visitor services and facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh, and Wright Brothers National Memorial will reopen on Sunday, September 16.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

  • Visitor facilities and services north of Oregon Inlet will reopen on September 16 at 9:00 am, following Dare County’s reentry notice for non-residents to areas north of Oregon Inlet starting at 7:00 am.
    • Bodie Island Visitor Center will be open
    • Bodie Island Lighthouse will be open for climbing
    • Oregon Inlet Campground will be open for camping
  • Some Visitor facilities and services south of Oregon Inlet will reopen on September 16 at 3:00 pm, following Dare County’s reentry notice for non-residents to areas south of Oregon Inlet beginning at the same time.
  • Frisco Campground will be open for camping. Cape Point Campground will remain closed until conditions improve.
  • Hatteras Island Visitor Center will reopen on September 17 at 9:00 am
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will reopen for climbing the morning of September 17
  • Visitor facilities on Ocracoke Island will not reopen until after Hyde County has lifted its mandatory evacuation orders.
  • Beach access ramps and routes will reopen as assessments are completed. Beach access status updates will be posted regularly at http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess over the next couple of days.
  • Beachgoers should be aware of ocean debris that may have washed ashore and buried items that were exposed during recent severe weather conditions. Also, it is important to be aware that life-threatening ocean conditions are present along all Outer Banks beaches. Dare County’s state of emergency, which prohibits entering the Atlantic Ocean, remains in effect. Visitors should stay out of the Atlantic Ocean until the state of emergency is lifted and ocean conditions improve.
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
  • The park and its visitor center will reopen on September 16 at 9:00 am
Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • The park and its temporary visitor center will reopen on September 16 at 9:00 am



Last updated: September 15, 2018

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