Operating Hours & Seasons

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is open year-round, although facilities and programs do change throughout the year. Please check the follow list for times certain facilities and tours are available, and check the Calendar for a listing of current ranger program offerings.


Campgrounds

The National Park Service offers four developed campgrounds throughout Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Each campground is unique and offer great opportunities to explore the seashore. Campgrounds are available on Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Islands.

Visitor Centers, Museums, and Lighthouses

Bodie Island
Bodie Island Visitor Center Year-round 9 am—5 pm
Temporarily closed in order to minimize potential spread of COVID-19.
Christmas Day Closed
Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing 3rd Friday in April—Columbus Day See page
Temporarily closed in order to minimize potential spread of COVID-19.
Rest of the year no climbs
Hatteras Island
Hatteras Island Visitor Center Year-round 9 am—5 pm
Temporarily closed in order to minimize potential spread of COVID-19.
Christmas Day Closed
Museum of the Sea Mid-March—October 9 am—5 pm
Temporarily closed in order to minimize potential spread of COVID-19.
Rest of the year Intermittent
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Climbing 3rd Friday in April—Columbus Day See page
Temporarily closed in order to minimize potential spread of COVID-19.
Rest of the year No climbs
Ocracoke Island
Ocracoke Island Visitor Center Year-round 9 am—5 pm
Temporarily closed in order to minimize potential spread of COVID-19.
Christmas Day Closed
 

Last updated: May 13, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:

(252) 473-2111

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