Cape Point in Buxton closed on Saturday morning, May 23, to protect two American oystercatcher chicks. A protection buffer for the nest was installed on April 5, and the hatching of the eggs on May 23 resulted in an expanded protection area that includes the Bypass Road.
ORV Ramp 44, the off-road vehicle ramp leading to the point, is open for .39 miles, with the rest of the shoreline closed to protect the oystercatcher chicks.
Due to flooded conditions, Cape Point Campground is closed until May 28, 2020. All reservations for this time frame have been canceled and refunds will be issued.
For current beach access status and updates, visit the Cape Hatteras National Seashore website at https://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.