August 31, 2018

Cape Point Campground Reopens, and other National
Seashore Updates for the Week of August 31

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates related to beach driving and recreational activities on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. Changes related to the National Seashore for the week of August 31 include the following:

  • Cape Point Campground was reopened on Thursday morning, August 30, after closing for a few weeks following July’s record rainfall. There are over 70 sites available for camping entering this Labor Day weekend.
  • The tip of Cape Point remains temporarily closed due to black skimmer nests and several black skimmer chicks. Staff monitor the area daily and will reopen the quarter mile area when they are certain that bird nesting and chick rearing activity is over.
  • HNS Staff worked this week on filling in large holes on Inside Road between South Beach Road and Ramp 44, which were caused by the heavy July rains.
  • A project to reinforce and slightly widen Devils Shoals Road on Ocracoke Island should begin over the next several months.
  • As of this morning, Seashore beaches have hosted 164 sea turtle nests (with 82 hatched, so far).
  • Seashore-wide, there are almost 28 miles out of 29 miles of beach to drive on and close to 37 miles out of 38 miles available for beach walking. Daily beach access and ocean safety information is also now posted on the CHNS website. Visitors no longer need to go to Facebook to get this information.

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