Bonfires temporarily banned on
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
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.
conjunction with the state’s ban on open burning, all beach fires are
temporarily banned on Cape Hatteras National Seashore
use of grills for cooking is still permitted. Caution should
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.
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.