Cape Hatteras National Seashore asking for public input on Oregon Inlet Marina updates

North Carolina

OUTER BANKS, N.C. (WAVY) — Cape Hatteras National Seashore is asking for the public’s input on an assessment for improvements at Oregon Inlet Marina.

The comment period runs from March 5 until April 3.

The purpose of the Environmental Assessment (EA) is to address the management of aging buildings that are not adapted to sea-level rise, vessel traffic, navigation, and fueling challenges in the marina, parking shortages, pedestrian and traffic flow, and the viewshed.

The EA evaluates two alternatives – a no-action alternative and the proposed action.

The no-action alternative continues the current management of the project area.

Under the proposed action/preferred alternative, the park and marina lessee (Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, LLC) proposed the following:

  • Replace and elevate buildings and wastewater systems
  • increase parking capacity
  • Enhance traffic and vehicle circulation
  • Modernize the vessel fueling system and fueling docks
  • Construct transient docks
  • Implement stormwater control
  • Construct an open-air pavilion
  • Perform maintenance dredging

Oregon Inlet Marina is located on the shoreline facing Pamlico sound and just north of the Oregon Inlet and Basnight Bridge.

The 11-acre marina premises include a 60-slip marina, seven buildings, parking, and a fueling system.

Comments may be submitted electronically at parkplanning.nps.gov/oregon_inlet_fishingcenter, the preferred method, or mailed to Superintendent, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 1401 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954. 

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