Majority of Cape Hatteras National Seashore Visitor Services and Facilities Remain Open
underground transmission cable that was damaged at the south end of the
Bonner Bridge yesterday morning is continuing to cause electric
challenges and outages on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands.
majority of Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) facilities,
including the Cape Point Campground, Oregon Inlet Campground, Cape
Hatteras Lighthouse, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Hatteras Island Off-Road
Vehicle (ORV) Permit Office, Bodie Island ORV Permit Office, beach
access ramps and routes, and lifeguarded beaches remain open.
to current power restrictions on Hatteras Island, the Frisco Campground
is closed through at least Friday, July 28, 2017. Unlike the Seashore’s
other campgrounds, Frisco campground has an independent water plant
that requires continual and reliable power to provide safe drinking
water and operable restroom facilities. Camping sites are available at
nearby Cape Point Campground.
The Ocracoke Campground is closed
until Hyde County’s mandatory non-resident evacuation of Ocracoke
Island is lifted. The Ocracoke Visitor Center and ORV Permit Office
will remain open unless excessive heat necessitates a closure. ORV
permits will be sold on a cash-only basis until power is restored. ORV
permits may also be purchased online at http://recreation.gov.