Photo by P. Vankevich

July 28, 2017  2:21 p.m.

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The National Park Service Ocracoke Campground is closed until Hyde County’s mandatory non-resident evacuation of Ocracoke Island is lifted.

The Ocracoke Visitor Center and ORV Permit Office will remain open unless excessive heat necessitates a closure. ORV permits will be sold on a cash-only basis until power is restored. ORV permits may also be purchased online at

Elsewhere in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the majority of the facilities, including the Cape Point  and Oregon Inlet campgrounds, Cape Hatteras and Bodie Island lighthouses, the Hatteras and Bodie Island Off-Road Vehicle Permit Offices, beach access ramps and routes and lifeguard beaches remain open.

Due to current power restrictions on Hatteras Island, the Frisco Campground is closed through at least today (July 28). Unlike the Seashore’s other campgrounds, Frisco campground has an independent water plant that requires continual and reliable power to provide safe drinking water and operable restroom facilities. Camping sites are available at nearby Cape Point Campground.

Status updates for campgrounds and other NPS facilities will be listed in the Alerts section of the Seashore’s website at   and on its Facebook page at  .

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial are not impacted by the electric challenges and outages.


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