Outer Banks Group Update

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Date: September 5, 2008
Contact: National Park Service, (252) 473-2111

All park visitor centers in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial were closed by noon on Friday, 9/05/08, and will remain closed until further notice. 


All park campgrounds in Cape Hatteras National Seashore were closed by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, 9/05/08. and will remain closed until further notice.  The reservation system for Ocracoke Campground has been temporarily suspended until further notice.


The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse closed Thursday, 9/04/08, at 5:00 p.m. and will remain closed until further notice.


All ocean-side beach access for Off-Road vehicles in Cape Hatteras National Seashore closed on Friday, 9/05/08, beginning at 1:00 pm.  This time correlated to the high tides and expected severe coastal storm surge flooding.  Pedestrian access is allowed.


All remaining non-essential staff for Cape Hatteras, Fort Raleigh, and Wright Brothers were released by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, 9/05/08.  All essential Incident Command staff and Law Enforcement personnel remain on duty.


To report violations and emergencies, dial 911 or 252-473-3444.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954


(252) 473-2111

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