Life is getting back to normal at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which dodged a bullet when Hurricane Arthur passed through the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Normal operations were returning Saturday to the national seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.
Facilities that have returned to normal hours of operation include:
* Wright Brothers National Memorial; the Visitor Center and all grounds
* Fort Raleigh National Historic Site; the Visitor Center, all grounds, but downed trees remain on many of the trails
* Bodie Island Lighthouse and Bodie Island Visitor Center
* Oregon Inlet Campground Ramp 4 is open to Off-Road Vehicle use
* Coquina Beach Bathhouse and Lifeguard operation
* Coquina Beach Off-Road Vehicle Permit office
Many facilities on Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island remain closed due to access and electrical needs. A few areas have opened to accommodate visitors already on the islands. Those facilities include:
* Cape Hatteras Buxton Visitor Center and grounds surrounding the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - (the Lighthouse remains closed to climbing)
* Buxton Lighthouse Beach Lifeguard operation
* Hatteras Island Off-Road Vehicle Ramps open include: Ramp 27, 30,38,43,44, 49, 55
* Ocracoke Island Off-Road Vehicle Ramp 70 and south is open
Ocracoke Island received significant wind and water damage from Hurricane Arthur. As of Saturday, the island does not have consistent electrical power. Repairs were ongoing.