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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 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.