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