NPS Outer Banks Group to Temporarily Suspend Visitor Services Ahead of Potential Tropical Storm Conditions

Press Release

Due to potential tropical storm conditions, all visitor services and facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore will be temporarily suspended starting at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Visitor services and facilities will reopen post-storm after safety assessments are completed. The Outer Banks Group anticipates being able to resume normal operations on the morning of Wednesday, August 30.

Swimming is not advisable while there is a high risk of rip currents. For a daily rip current forecast go to For information on rip currents safety go to:

Beach access ramps will remain open to off-road vehicles and pedestrians, but some beach routes may become impassable during both high and low tide conditions. Daily beach access ramp status updates are available on the Seashore Facebook page at

For more weather-related information, listen to NOAA weather radio, local radio, and media for updates and advisories.

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