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Cape Hatteras National Seashore announces limited parking availability at Oregon Inlet boat ramps during pavement improvement project

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Photo of the Oregon Inlet public boat ramp parking lot. Pavement markings weren’t placed in 2020 when the Federal Highway Administration preserved the parking lot pavement.

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News Release Date: April 18, 2023

Contact: Mike Barber, 252-270-5389

From the evening of April 23 through the afternoon of April 27, parking availability will be limited at Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Oregon Inlet public boat ramps during a project to place permanent pavement markings in the parking lot. Visitors should use caution while maneuvering boat trailers in and out of the work zone.

The public boat ramp parking lot at Oregon Inlet, located between the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, provides approximately 78 parking spaces for users of the public boat ramps. During the pavement improvement project, around half of the parking spaces will be available for vehicles with boat trailers to use.

If the parking lot is full when boaters arrive at the Oregon Inlet public boat ramps, the Seashore recommends using the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission’s Washington Baum Bridge Boating Access Area, located at the west end of the Washington Baum Bridge in Manteo.

Last updated: April 18, 2023

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Manteo, NC 27954


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