OBX parks to shut down in anticipation of Arthur

OBX parks to shut down in anticipation of Arthur

OBX parks to shut down in anticipation of Arthur

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 2 at 11:03 AM

Manteo, NC -- The National Park Service will begin closing its Outer Banks parks Wednesday as part of its Hurricane Plan in anticipation of Tropical Storm Arthur. 

The following NPS facilities are affected:  

• All NPS campgrounds, Ocracoke, Frisco, Cape Point and Oregon Inlet will close at noon, 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.

 

For more information, click here. http://www.nps.gov/caha/index.htm

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