Hurricane Impacting Campgrounds in Northeast

In the Northeast, numerous campgrounds closed due to the threat of Hurricane Sandy. Park service updates from North Carolina indicated that Ocracoke Village on Cape Hatteras National Seashore was flooded. However, just south, at Cape Lookout National Seashore, visitors on the barrier islands were staying put and bracing for the storm.

In Delaware, all State parks closed at 5pm on Sunday, October 28th. The Division of Fish and Wildlife also closed numerous facilities including boat ramps, fishing areas and duck blinds. All of the closed parks and facilities will remain closed until further notice.

Maryland Park Service closed State park campgrounds and day use areas including picnic shelters. Regularly scheduled park programs are cancelled until October 31st.

In many areas, campers that were already at the campgrounds were required to leave by early evening on Sunday the 28th. Campers that were anticipating spending time at any campgrounds in the northeast should be sure to call in advance to check on each campground’s status. Campers who had their reservations cancelled due to the storm should check with the campground. Most offer for the opportunity for a refund or the transfer of the reservation to later dates.

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