National Park Service Outer Banks Facilities to Reopen Aug. 5th

Posted By on August 4, 2020

Closed since Sunday, Aug. 2, due to that anticipated impacts of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias, the National Park Service announced today that its facilities on the Outer Banks will reopen on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

National Park Service Outer Banks Group staff conducted post-Tropical Storm Isaias assessments this morning (8/4/20) at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, and Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. The assessments concluded that facilities that were open prior to the storm’s development are safe to reopen by tomorrow, August 5.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Campgrounds: Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke campgrounds will reopen tomorrow, August 5.

Beach Access Ramps: Off-road vehicle (ORV) ramps are starting to reopen. You  can view beach access status updates at

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

The grounds, including all trails, at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site are open. 

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial will resume operations tomorrow, August 5 at 9:00 a.m. 

Visitor Safety

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


Posted by Matt Artz

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