November 21, 2018

National Seashore Updates for the Week of November 21

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates related to recreational activities on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. News items related to the National Seashore for the week of November 21 include the following:

  • A steep sand cliff has formed at the entrance to off-road vehicle ramp 30, in between the towns of Salvo and Avon. The cliff has caused a temporary closure of the ramp for 4WD vehicles.
  • Superintendent Hallac is pleased to announce that David Dunaj has been selected as the new Hatteras Island District Ranger. David will arrive in the area this weekend from Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland where he served as a park ranger since 2007. During his tenure at the park, David managed and participated in various multi-agency events, ranging from wildfires to dignitary protection. He has deployed across the country in response to disasters in Florida, Texas, and Hawaii. David recently completed temporary assignments as the acting Chief Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park and as a Supervisory Park Ranger at Independence National Historical Park. He has worked hard to foster lasting relationships with the communities he has served.
  • The cleaning of the Ocracoke Lighthouse was recently completed by Seres Engineering & Services LLC of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
  • On December 5, Cape Hatteras National Seashore will hold a public meeting to discuss its plans for a new beach parking area in Buxton. The public is encouraged to attend, and the meeting will take place at the Fessenden Center Annex Building (47017 Buxton Back Rd) from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.
  • A Winter Lighthouse Climb will be held on December 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. During the climb, visitors can enjoy a winter view of Hatteras Island from the top of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. This event is presented in partnership with the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, and is FREE to the public.
  • The 2019 lighthouse climbing season starts the third Friday in April.
  • This year’s camping season ends the Monday after Thanksgiving. Currently, all four Seashore campgrounds are open.

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