Ocracoke’s lifeguard beach, part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, will reopen on Wednesday. Photo: C. Leinbach

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After the Outer Banks Group staff conducted post-Tropical Storm Isaias assessments of the national parks on Tuesday, the group announced that facilities will open on Wednesday.

In the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, campgrounds at the Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco and Ocracoke will reopen. Camping reservations and payments can be made at www.recreation.gov.

Off-road vehicle (ORV) beach access ramps are starting to reopen. View beach access status updates at http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess.

Closed ramps on Ocracoke are reopening. Photo: P. Vankevich

ORV permits may be purchased online at www.recreation.gov.

Facilities and operations that were previously closed and suspended due to COVID-19 safety
precautions remain closed.

A familiar figure on Ocracoke beach is the Willet. These shorebirds nest in the grasses on the island. Photo: P. Vankevich
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