Operational Status Report

The Operational Status Report provides the most up-to-date information and conditions for Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Last Updated: July 2, 2020
 
 

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Bodie Island

OPEN CLOSED NOTES
BEACHES X Visit http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess for current beach access status.
BEACH FIRES X Download and print the FREE Beach Fire Permit (beach fires aren't allowed in all areas).
VISITOR CENTER X Park Store open (Passport Stamps Available here). ORV permit office closed.
PERMITS X ORV permits available online only at www.recreation.gov.
LIGHTHOUSE GROUNDS X
LIGHTHOUSE CLIMBING X Closed for 2020 season.
CAMPGROUND X Reservations must be made online at www.recreation.gov.
ORV ACCESS X Visit http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess for current beach access status.
LIFEGUARD SERVICES X Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Coquina Beach.
RANGER TALKS/ACTIVITIES X Rangers providing informal information near the visitor center daily.
OREGON INLET FISHING CENTER X
BOAT RAMP PARKING X
BODIE ISLAND MARSH BLIND X
WHALEBONE INFO CENTER X
 

Hatteras Island

OPEN CLOSED NOTES
BEACHES X Visit http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess for current beach access status.
BEACH FIRES X Download and print the FREE Beach Fire Permit (beach fires aren't allowed in all areas).
VISITOR CENTER X Park Store open. (Passport stamp available here). ORV permit office closed.
MUSEUM OF THE SEA X
PERMITS X ORV permits available online only at www.recreation.gov.
LIGHTHOUSE GROUNDS X
LIGHTHOUSE CLIMBING X Closed for 2020 season.
CAMPGROUNDS X Reservations must be made online at www.recreation.gov. Cape Point Campground closed due to recent rainfall events.
ORV ACCESS X Visit http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess for current beach access status.
LIFEGUARD SERVICES X Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Beach and Frisco Beach.
AIRPORT X
SOUND-SIDE ACCESSES X Salvo, Haulover, Kite Point, Sandy Bay, and sound-side ORV ramps.
RANGER TALKS/ACTIVITIES X Rangers providing informal information near the visitor center daily.
TRAILS X
AVON PIER X
 

Ocracoke Island

OPEN CLOSED NOTES
BEACHES X Visit http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess for current beach access status.
BEACH FIRES X Download and print the FREE Beach Fire Permit (beach fires aren't allowed in all areas).
VISITOR CENTER X Staffing for slips and trailer parking permits. Window open daily from 9-10:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m.
PERMITS X ORV permits available online only at www.recreation.gov.
LIGHTHOUSE GROUNDS X
CAMPGROUND X Reservations must be made online at www.recreation.gov.
ORV ACCESS X Visit http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess for current beach access status.
BOAT SLIPS/RAMPS X
BOAT RAMP PARKING X
AIRPORT X
LIFEGUARD SERVICES X Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ocracoke Beach Access. Restroom facility opening in 1-2 weeks.
PONY PENS X
SOUND-SIDE ACCESS X Devil Shoals, S. Bitterswash, and sound-side ORV ramps.
RANGER TALKS/ACTIVITIES X Rangers will be informally providing information at Ocracoke Lighthouse grounds and Pony Pens several times a week.
TRAILS X

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Mailing Address:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:

(252) 473-2111

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