Oregon Inlet Fishing Center/Marina Building and Site Improvements
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is working with our lessee at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Oregon Inlet Marinas, LLC, to develop strategies to replace vulnerable structures and conduct site improvements at the marina. This project will focus on replacing existing buildings and improve safety and pedestrian/vehicle circulation at the site.
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center is managed by Oregon Inlet Marinas, LLC under a 20-year lease with the National Park Service (2018 - 2038). In general, the Fishing Center provides: marina slip rentals for charter fishing boats, headboats and tour boats; booking services for charter fishing and other boats; retail sales; and food & beverage sales. The Fishing Center is also authorized to provide: non-motorized watercraft rentals (such as kayaks and canoes); special events, such as fishing tournaments; and a children's play area.
• The main marina building was constructed 1963 - 1964 and all of the buildings within the marina are in poor condition and vulnerable to storm surge and sea level rise
• The location of the marine fuel docks causes traffic congestion and safety hazards
• The existing improved parking areas are inadequate to meet customer, visitor and employee needs
The National Park Service is beginning the planning process to analyze various strategies to improve buildings and the visitor's experience to the site.