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The NPS Campground on Ocracoke will stay open all year, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore said today in a press release.
The campground usually closes after Thanksgiving weekend, but this year the campground will stay open the entire year.
“We are extending the camping season at the Ocracoke campground through the winter to provide more opportunities for camping at the Seashore,” said David Hallac, Superintendent, National Parks of Eastern North Carolina. “We will evaluate its use this winter and determine if year-round camping on Ocracoke will be continued in the future. Last year, we decided to keep the Oregon Inlet Campground open all winter and it was well-used. Extended camping seasons align with our plans to modernize campgrounds and broaden the opportunities for the public to have high-quality camping experiences.”
All 136 sites will be open for use. Reservations and payments for camp sites at Ocracoke, Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, and Frisco campgrounds can only be made online at www.recreation.gov or by calling a Recreation.gov representative at 877-444-6777. Making site-specific camping reservations prior to arrival is strongly encouraged.
In addition to Ocracoke Island, the Oregon Inlet Campground on Bodie Island will also remain open through the winter.
To learn more about camping at the seashore, visit: https://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm.