Cape Hatteras National Seashore Ocracoke campground.

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Sunday, Sept. 23, 2017. 10:56 a.m.

The NPS campground on Ocracoke will close temporarily at noon today (Sept. 24) and will reopen post-storm after safety assessments are completed. 

Beach access ramps will remain open to off-road vehicles and pedestrians at this time, but some beach routes may become impassable. Daily beach access ramp status updates are available on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facebook page at

Swimming is not advisable while there is a high risk of rip currents, the NPS said in a press release.  For a daily rip current forecast, click here. For information on rip currents safety, go to:

For more weather-related information, check local NOAA weather forecasts, and local radio and media for updates and advisories.


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