Access and Park Issues
Public comment period is open on proposed
public boating access at Hatteras
Public comment period is open on proposed public boating access at
The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the North Carolina
Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC), is seeking public scoping
comment on the proposed construction of a new public boating access
area within Cape Hatteras National Seashore, adjacent to the U.S. Coast
Guard Station Hatteras Inlet.
The NPS and NCWRC are preparing an Environmental Assessment for the
proposed construction of a facility which would include two boat ramps,
docks, approximately 40-60 parking spaces, and dredging to provide
access into the Hatteras Ferry Channel. The facility would be
designed for the launching and recovery of trailerable boats drawing up
to 5 feet of water, and use of the facility would be free to the
The design of the proposed facility would be shaped by existing
environmental constraints in the project vicinity.
The public scoping period opens today, June 15, and closes on
July 15. During the public scoping period, all interested
will be given the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed
A 30-day public scoping period is part of the process to prepare an
Environmental Assessment pursuant to the National Environmental Policy
Act of 1969.
Written comments may be submitted by mail and by submission through the
NPS’ Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/caha.
Click on the “Public Boating Access Area at Hatteras” link to view the
Comments can also be mailed to: Superintendent, Outer Banks
Group, 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954. To ensure
your comments are included in the process, they must be entered or
postmarked by July 15.
For more information, please contact Meghan Carfioli, NPS Natural
Resource Manager, at (252) 473-2111, ext. 135, or Sara Sherman, NCWRC
Project Engineer, at (919) 707-0164.