Posts Tagged: Cape Hatteras National Seashore

National Park Service Outer Banks Facilities to Reopen Aug. 5th

Closed since Sunday, Aug. 2, due to that anticipated impacts of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias, the National Park Service announced today that its facilities on the Outer Banks will reopen on Wednesday, Aug. 5. National...

Hurricane Isaias: All Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facilities Closed

As Hurricane Isaias approaches, the National Park Service has announced that all facilities on Cape Hatteras National Seashore will be closed starting tomorrow (7/2/20). Based on recent Hurricane Isaias forecasts, the Outer Banks is...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Sees Highest June Visitation in 18 Years

The National Park Service reports that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore experienced the second highest level of June recreational visitation since the establishment of the Seashore in 1953. Last month’s total visitation of an...

Man Dies While Swimming Off Beach at Ocracoke Island

The National Park Service reports that this morning (7/12/20), a 65-year-old male from Chester Heights, Pennsylvania died in the Atlantic Ocean off a beach on Ocracoke Island at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. According to...

Nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtle Killed, Likely by Vehicle, in Frisco

Nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtle Killed, Likely by Vehicle, in Frisco

The National Park Service reports that at 5:30 a.m. this morning (5/25/20), staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore found a dead loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) on the beach approximately 0.10 miles south of...

National Park Service Outer Banks Sites Announce Phased Reopening

The National Park Service announced today details of its first phase of reopening Outer Banks sites, including Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island, and...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Celebrates Lighthouse Weekend, Aug. 17-18

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore will celebrate International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Park staff and members...

Tourism to Outer Banks NPS Sites Creates $255.4 Million in Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,212,924 visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial in 2018 spent $203.1 million in communities near...

NPS Outer Banks Group Tourism Creates $247.6 Million In Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,162,855 visitors to to the Outer Banks Group of national park sites in 2016 spent $197.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported...

National Park Service Honors Outer Banks Group Volunteers

During National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, the National Park Service celebrates the volunteers that work at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. This past year, these...

Visit Your Outer Banks Parks During National Park Week April 15-23

National Park Week is April 15 to 23, an annual national celebration of people, parks, trails, heritage areas, national trails and rivers, seashores, historic sites, beautiful landscapes, and so many more remarkable places, including three...

Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras Lighthouses Free Opening Day Announced

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent Dave Hallac has announced that the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing this year from Friday, April 21 through Monday, October 9,...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Announces 2017 Campground Season

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore camping season will begin in mid-April. The Oregon Inlet and Cape Point campgrounds will open for the season on Friday, April 14 and the Frisco and Ocracoke campgrounds will...

Outer Banks National Parks Drew More Than 3 Million Visits In 2016

The National Park Service has announced that its local parks within the Outer Banks Group recorded a total of 3,162,854 visits in 2016, which was celebrated as the Park Service’s centennial anniversary year since...

Special Programs Celebrate National Park Service 100th Anniversary

Thursday, August 25, 2016 is National Park Service Founders Day and the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service! Superintendent David Hallac invites the public to experience their national park sites...

NPS Outer Banks Parks Generate $225.4 Million In Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2,743,338 non-local visitors to the Outer Banks Group of national park sites in 2015 spent $179.8 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported...