Friday, Nov. 2 at 6 a.m., all re-entry restrictions for Hatteras Island
will be lifted and ferry service will be available for everyone,
including visitors. The only access to Hatteras Island is by
ferry until further notice.
The only priority given for
emergency ferry service is for essential commodities and materials, as
determined by Dare County Emergency Management and the Ferry
Division. County Emergency Management has also said that priority
will be given for medical emergencies and appointments for such
treatments for chemotherapy, but not for doctor’s appointments.
who has questions about re-entry to Hatteras Island or the emergency
ferries can call Dare County Emergency Management at 252- 475-5655 or
Emergency ferry schedule
The following ferry schedule will remain in place through Friday, Nov. 2.
Emergency Ferry Service – Stumpy Point to Rodanthe
- Departing Stumpy Point at 6 a.m., 8, 10, noon, 2 p.m., 4 and 10.
- Departing Rodanthe at 7 a.m., 9, 11, 1 p.m., 3, 5 and 7.
North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division is adding
three runs to the Stumpy Point-Rodanthe emergency route beginning Sat.,
Nov. 3. This brings the total number of runs each day to 10 from each
Those wishing to use the emergency route are
reminded to expect long waits and to be patient, as priority status is
still in effect.
The Stumpy Point-Rodanthe schedule, beginning Saturday, Nov. 2 is:
- Departing Stumpy Point at 5 a.m., 6:30, 8, 9:30, 11, 12:30 p.m., 2, 3:30, 5 and 9:30.
- Departing Rodanthe at 6 a.m., 7:30, 9, 10:30, noon, 1:30 p.m., 3, 4:30, 6 and 7:30.
Ferry information is available by calling 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and pressing 1, or via Twitter at www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.
to the Stumpy Point Emergency Ferry Dock at 100 Log Storage Road, off
Highway 264: Take Highway 64 to Highway 264. Follow Highway
264 approximately 13 miles past the entrance to the village of Stumpy
Point. Signs for emergency ferry service are posted to ferry
entrance that will be on your left.
Directions to the
Rodanthe Emergency Ferry Dock at 23170 Myrna Peters Road,
Rodanthe: Turn west off Highway 12 onto Myrna Peters Road, which
is located just north of the Community Building in Rodanthe.
Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry schedule
Beginning on Friday, Nov. 2, visitors can enter Hatteras Island via the Hatteras Inlet ferry.
The Hatteras-Ocracoke schedule is
- Departing Hatteras at 6 a.m., 8, 10, noon, 2 p.m., 4, 6, 8, 10 and midnight; and
- Departing Ocracoke at 5 a.m., 7, 9, 11, 1 p.m., 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.
visitors wishing to come to Hatteras through Ocracoke, keep in mind
that travel from Cedar Island to Ocracoke and Swan Quarter to Ocracoke
requires a reservation by calling 1-800-293-3779.
More runs added to Swan Quarter ferry route
North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will add
two departures from each side on its Swan Quarter-Ocracoke route this
weekend. The extra departures are being offered Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday (Nov. 2, 3, 4) only.
The additional departures will be:
- Departing Swan Quarter at 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and
- Departing Ocracoke at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.The regular fall schedule departures on the Pamlico Sound include:
- Departing Cedar Island and Ocracoke at 7:30 a.m., 10, 1 p.m. and 4;
- Departing Swan Quarter at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and
- Departing Ocracoke to Swan Quarter at 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
reservations can be made online at www.ncferry.org or by calling
800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and pressing 2. Ferry information is available
via Twitter at www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.
Highway 12 on Hatteras Island
12 on Hatteras Island, north of Rodanthe, remains closed due to impacts
from ocean overwash. Based upon NCDOT’s initial assessment, it is
projected that Highway 12 from Oregon Inlet to Rodanthe will open by
Thanksgiving. Currently, Highway 12 is clear between all the
villages of Hatteras Island.
NPS facilities and beaches reopen
Park Service efforts to re-open park facilities and beach access ramps
to popular park beaches are moving forward. Wright Brothers National
Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site are open and have
resumed normal hours of operation. On Cape Hatteras National Seashore
beaches, all ocean and soundside beach areas have been evaluated for
safe access for both pedestrians and vehicles.
are open to pedestrian access throughout the park unless otherwise
posted. Park visitors can expect to see some safety and/or resource
protection closures in effect.
The following is a summary of the status of park beach access areas/ramps:
- · Bodie Island Oregon Inlet Area:
- Ramp 1 and 2 are open to pedestrian access
- Ramp 4 remains closed to ORV access until standing water recedes
- · Rodanthe-Waves- Salvo Area:
- Ramps 23 and Ramp 30 reopened to ORV access today (designated seasonal ORV routes)
- Ramp 27 reopened yesterday.
- · Avon Area:
Ramp 34 and 38, the area is open to pedestrian access and will reopen
to ORVs on Nov. 1 (a designated seasonal ORV route).
- · Cape Point-Buxton-Hatteras Area:
- Ramp 43 is open with access to Cape Point
- Ramp 45 is open to pedestrian access
- Ramp 49 is open to pedestrian and ORV access
- Ramp 55 remains closed to ORV access until standing water recedes
- · Ocracoke Island:
- Ramp 59 remains closed to ORV access until standing water recedes
- Ramp 67 is open to pedestrian and ORV access
- Ramp 68 is open to pedestrian access and ORVs
- Ramp 70 is open to pedestrian and ORV access with access to South Point
- Ramp 72 remains closed to ORV access until standing water recedes
Other Park facilities:
All Park Visitor Centers and ORV permit offices are open and have resumed normal hours of operation.
Billy Mitchell and Ocracoke airstrips are open.
Know Your Park series presentation, previously scheduled for Nov. 2 at
7 p.m. at the Ocracoke Community Center, has been cancelled.
For more information, contact 252-473-2111.
Anglers Club tournament is on for next week
The Cape Hatteras Anglers Club annual Invitation Surf-fishing Tournament will go on as planned next week.
asking people to leave early, expect delays, carpool, and expect
smaller stations on the beach,” said club president Larry Hardham.
Hardham said that 120 teams have registered, and he expects almost all of them to come.
The tournament begins with the captains’ meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 10.
For more information go to the club website at www.capehatterasanglersclub.org.
Belated trick or treat at Hatteras Realty
Realty will sponsor a belated trick-or-treat Halloween party on
Saturday, Nov. 3, from 3 until 5 p.m. at offices in Hatteras, Avon, and
Waves. There will be ghoulish treats. Costumes are encouraged but
Hatteras UMC Coastal Arts and Craft Day postponed
of Hurricane Sandy, the Hatteras Methodist Women’s Coastal Arts and
Craft Day has been re-scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. - 2
pm. Also the location of this event has changed. It will be at the
Hatteras Community Building, located between the post office and the
Really Really Free Market cancelled
Really Really Free Market, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Avon
Volunteer Fire Department has been cancelled for this month.
Storm debris pickup
Dare County has not made any decisions on storm debris pickup on Hatteras Island.