October 17, 2018

All Seasonal ORV Routes Open, and Other National
Seashore Updates for the Week of October 16

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 October 16 include the following:

  • All seasonal off-road vehicle routes were reopened on Monday, October 15. For beach and ocean condition updates, go to: http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess.
  • The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently announced that they were establishing a temporary traffic management plan for the north end of Ocracoke Island in order to fully repair dunes along N.C. Highway 12 that were damaged during Hurricane Florence. The temporary plan went into effect on Monday. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of next month.
  • On Saturday morning, October 20, islanders are invited to take a short drive north of the Seashore to attend the free grand reopening event for the Wright Brothers National Memorial visitor center in Kill Devil Hills. A ribbon cutting ceremony will follow speeches by National Park Service Southeast Regional Director Robert Vogel and Superintendent David Hallac.
  • All four Seashore campgrounds are open. This year’s camping season ends the Monday after Thanksgiving.

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