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Ocracoke Campground to Close at Noon Today Ahead of Potential Tropical Storm Conditions

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Date: September 24, 2017

Due to predicted tropical storm conditions,the Ocracoke Campground at Cape Hatteras National Seashore will be temporarily closed starting at 12:00 pm today, Sunday, September 24, 2017. The campground will reopen post-storm after safety assessments are completed.

Swimming is not advisable while there is a high risk of rip currents. For a daily rip current forecast go to For information on rip currents safety go to:

Beach access ramps will remain open to off-road vehicles and pedestrians at this time, but some beach routes may become impassable. Daily beach access ramp status updates are available on the Seashore Facebook page at

For more weather-related information, check local NOAA weather forecasts, and local radio and media for updates and advisories.

Last updated: September 25, 2017

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