Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry Running

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Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry Running

NPS to re-open Ocracoke campground Wednesday.

Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry Route Resumes Service

Residents, property owners and vendors can re-enter today; visitors tomorrow

The U.S. Coast Guard has given approval for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Hatteras Inlet ferry route to resume service immediately. 

Hyde County’s re-entry restrictions have been lifted for residents, property owners and vendors, and will be lifted for visitors starting tomorrow at 6 a.m. 

The route will run this limited schedule for the rest of the day today: 

  • From Hatteras: 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m., midnight
  • From Ocracoke: 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the temporary schedule will be as follows: 

  • From Hatteras: 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight
  • From Ocracoke: 4:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

The route will return to its full published schedule on Thursday, Aug. 6 with the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry also returning to service that day pending channel assessment.

The Swan Quarter-Ocracoke and Cedar Island-Ocracoke routes will reopen after ferry channels are checked for debris and approval is given by the Coast Guard.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore conduct post-Tropical Storm Isaias safety assessments and prepare plans to resume access to park.

Campgrounds: Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke campgrounds will reopen tomorrow, August 5. Camping reservations and payments can be made at www.recreation.gov.

Beach Access Ramps: Off-road vehicle (ORV) ramps are starting to reopen.

View beach access status updates at http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess.

ORV permits may be purchased online at www.recreation.gov.

For the most up-to-date information and conditions at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, go to: 


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