Beach Access and Park Issues
June 23, 2011 FacebookTwitter More...

Bonfires temporarily banned on seashore beaches

Cape Hatteras National Seashore will comply with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources temporary ban on all open burning in areas of North Carolina south of U.S. 64 and east of Interstate 95, which includes Dare and Hyde counties where the seashore is located. 

The ban on open burning is necessary because of the dry weather conditions and an increase in wildfire activity throughout eastern North Carolina.  The Dare County Fire Marshall’s Office has also issued a ban on all open burning for the unincorporated areas of Dare County until further notice.

In conjunction with the state’s ban on open burning, all beach fires are temporarily banned on Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches. 

The use of grills for cooking is still permitted.  Caution should be exercised while cooking outdoors and lit materials should be confined to the grill apparatus. 

Visitors are asked to dispose of used charcoal and any smoking materials, such as cigar or cigarette butts, carefully and away from any combustible materials. 

Additionally, visitors are reminded that fireworks are strictly prohibited in the National Seashore. They are also prohibited in the villages of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands.  This ban includes sparklers.

For more information, contact park headquarters at 252-473-2111, ext. 118.

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