The docks at Silver Lake Marina in Ocracoke provide easy access to the many opportunities the island has to offer. Dock space is available to the public on a first come, first served basis. Please allow as much space as possible for other boats to dock.
Ocracoke Island, is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Standing apart from the other islands of the Outer Banks, Ocracoke is a pleasant blend of a quaint coastal town and the pristine beauty of undisturbed beaches.
The natural beauty and human stories of Ocracoke Island are vast. Take time and explore this place that is unlike anywhere else.
Things to do on Ocracoke Island:
Ocracoke Lighthouse - Constructed in 1823, the 75 foot tall lighthouse is one of the oldest in the United States.
Pony Pens - Legend says these horses are descendants of Banker Ponies from a Spanish shipwreck in the 1500's, and are biologically different from a horse.
Hammock Hills - This .75 mile loop trail takes you from the dunes and shrub thickets through the maritime forest, and to salt marsh views of the Pamlico Sound.
Ocracoke Beach - Relax, swim, fish, surf, hunt for shells - the possibilities are endless on the beach.
This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the boat dock to claim a docking space and pay the fee. Once on-site, pay the boat dock fee by scanning the posted QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app. Download the free Recreation.gov mobile app on Android or iOS prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.
We offer first-come, first-served overnight boat docking. You will need to pay after arriving on site by scanning our facility QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app. Please download the Recreation.gov app prior to arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cell service. Once payment is made on-site, we do not offer refunds or modifications.
Check out is at 12 noon. Vessels occupying a space after noon must have a reservation for that evening.
Vessels must be secured with appropriately sized (length and diameter) lines for the size and weight of the vessel. While cleats are provided in a few pier units, The vessel lines should be appropriately secured to the pilings defining the pier units reserved.
The NPS dock system pilings have exposed bolt heads. Fender Boards are highly recommended to properly secure and protect the vessel in any space.
Restrooms are available at the NPS Visitor Center (across the parking lot).
There are no showers provided in the NPS dock system or Visitor Center area.
Power is available in either 30 amp or 50 amp outlets on one side of shared pedestals.
Ocracoke Sanitary District provides the village water system and the dock water system. The water supply is potable water.
Rafting of vessels is allowed. Rafted vessels must be registered and paid for when making your reservation. Rafted vessels cannot exceed the length of the reserving vessel.
Quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
Pets must be on a leash, if on shore (docks and land). Pick up and dispose of animal waste.
Neither fuel nor pump out facilities are available at the Cape Hatteras Silver Lake Docks. No waste of any kind may be discharged at the docks in accordance with 33 CFR 151/155 Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
Commercial activities are prohibited at the docks. Repairs by outside vendors are prohibited unless a Special Use Permit is first obtained from Cape Hatteras National Seashore. See nps.gov/caha for instructions.