Night Driving Reopens, and other National
Seashore Updates for the Week September 20
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 September 20 include the following:
majority of Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitor facilities and
services reopened and restarted last weekend. Hatteras and Ocracoke
Islands received some impacts from Hurricane Florence, but the impacts
were not nearly as bad as the impacts felt at places like Wilmington
and New Bern. Our friends at Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret
County and Moores Creek National Battlefield in Pender County will be
dealing with post-Florence clean up and repairs for at least the next
southern portion of Ocracoke Island will reopen to visitors starting
tomorrow morning. Due to damage to N.C. Highway 12 and the dunes at the
north end of the island, the only ferry routes running to Ocracoke will
be the Swan Quarter and Cedar Island routes. The Hatteras-Ocracoke
ferry route will be reestablished after road and dune repairs are
completed at the north end of the island.
all beach access ramps and routes were reopened last Sunday. Go to:
http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess for beach and ocean info updates.
Hatteras National Seashore will hold beach cleanup events on Bodie,
Hatteras, and Ocracoke Islands this Saturday to celebrate National
Public Lands Day.