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Visitor Access to Ocracoke Island resumes December 2nd

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Date: November 21, 2019
Contact: Mike Barber, 252-475-9032

Hyde County will lift the visitor evacuation order for Ocracoke Island on Monday, December 2nd at 5 a.m. The evacuation order went into effect prior to the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in early September.

Visitors to Ocracoke Island should be aware of the following:

  • All ocean and soundside beaches are open.

  • The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) visitor center and associated restrooms were damaged during Hurricane Dorian and are closed until further notice. Visitors interested in beach driving may get an off-road vehicle permit online at or obtain a permit at the Hatteras Island or Bodie Island visitor centers.

  • The Ocracoke Campground will not reopen until next spring.

  • The Ocracoke Lighthouse grounds are open.

  • The Seashore boat ramp parking area and boat ramps are open.

  • Due to continued debris staging, the Ocracoke Beach Access and boardwalk are not open.

Last updated: November 21, 2019

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954


252 473-2111

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