Park Facilities and Services Resume Normal Schedules

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Date: July 6, 2014
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034

The Outer Banks Group of national parks, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, have resumed normal operations with the exception of Ocracoke Campground which expects to reopen at 5:00 p.m. today, July 6, 2014.

Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site are open and have resumed normal hours of operation.In Cape Hatteras National Seashore, all facilities in the Bodie Island District, the Hatteras District, and the Ocracoke District are open and have resumed normal hours of operation, with the exception of Ocracoke Campground.

On Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches, all ocean and soundside beach areas have been evaluated for safe access for both pedestrians and off-road vehicles.The beaches are open to pedestrian access through-out the park unless otherwise posted.The following beach access ramps are open to off-road vehicles (ORVs):

Bodie Island/Oregon Inlet Area:

Ramp 4 – Open

South of Tri-Villages:

Ramp 27 and Ramp 30

Near Village of Avon:

Ramp 38


Ramp 43 and Ramp 44

Frisco and Hatteras Village:

Ramp 49 and Ramp 55


Ramp 67 and Ramp 70

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is open for climbing.The Hatteras Visitor Center and bookstore and the Buxton Off-Road Vehicle permit office reopened on normal schedules today, Sunday, July 06, 2014.The Lighthouse beach lifeguard operation has returned to normal hours of operation.


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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