Press Release
NPS Campground Closes for Isaias
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) is closely monitoring the projected path of Hurricane Isaias.

As of this evening, regional forecasts show that the storm is likely to impact the Outer Banks starting Monday, August 3.

On Ocracoke Island, Hyde County announced a mandatory visitor evacuation starting at noon today. The Ocracoke Campground closed at 10 a.m. this morning.

As additional Hurricane Isaias forecasts become available, the Seashore will determine whether to close the Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, and Frisco campgrounds. Travelers should monitor Dare County’s Hurricane Isaias webpage for county-related storm updates.

An increased rip current risk along all Seashore beaches is expected to begin today and continue through early next week. Visitors should stay out of the Atlantic Ocean until the risk of rip currents decreases.

Visit for the latest beach conditions forecast.

For local weather updates, visit

The Seashore’s Operational Status Report at provides the most up-to-date park-specific information and conditions.