National Park Service Shutting Down OBX Locations Due To Arthur

The National Park Service is shutting down many operations due to Tropical Storm Arthur.

Here is a list of locations closing beginning at noon Wednesday:

*All NPS campgrounds, Ocracoke, Frisco, Cape Point and Oregon Inlet will close at noon today, Wed., July 2 and remain closed until further notice.

*The Ocracoke campground reservation system has been temporarily suspended.

*Silver Lake Marina NPS docks will close at noon Wednesday, July 2. ·

*Ocracoke and Hatteras Island NPS Visitor Centers will close at noon on Wed., July 2 and then remain closed until further notice.

*Bodie Island Visitor Center, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 3 and 4. Previously scheduled evening programs are cancelled as of Wed., July 2 until further notice.

*Lifeguard beach operations at Ocracoke, Buxton, and Coquina will close at noon on Wed., July 2 until further notice.

*The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will close at noon Wed., July 2 and remain closed until further notice. All park special programs scheduled have been cancelled until further notice.

*The Bodie Island Lighthouse will close at 6:30 pm on Wed., July 2 and the climbing reservation system has been temporarily suspended beginning Thursday, July 3.

*All NPS beaches will be closed to off-road vehicles by 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2 and remain closed until further notice.

*The Buxton and Ocracoke Off-Road Vehicle Permit offices will close at noon on Wed., July 2.

*The Bodie Island Off-Road Vehicle Permit office will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wed, July 2.


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