Posts Tagged: National Park Service

National Park Service Indoor Outer Banks Facilities to Reopen

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and consistent with North Carolina’s “Safer at Home Phase 2.5” executive order, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site,...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Extends Lifeguard Season at 3 Beaches

As a result of increased late summer tourism to the Outer Banks, the National Park Service announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore will offer lifeguard services through the end of September at three...

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...

16-Year-Old Bitten By Shark Near Salvo

A 16-year-old male from Oak Ridge, North Carolina reportedly received a non-life-threatening injury from a shark off Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Hatteras Island yesterday (6/18/20) afternoon. According to a press release from the...

National Park Service Approves Plan for Oregon Inlet Dredging

A plan to issue a Special Use Permit (SUP) to Dare County to utilize a privately-owned hopper dredge to perform maintenance dredging within Oregon Inlet has been approved by the National Park Service (NPS)....

Body of Missing Swimmer Found in Pamlico Sound

The body of an 18-year-old male who went missing yesterday (6/10/20) afternoon in the Pamlico Sound was found by a search and rescue team this morning. The 18-year-old from Ripley, West Virginia was last...

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...

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 Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Hatteras Lighthouse Move

National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Superintendent David Hallac invites the public to a special event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move on July 1, 2019. The free event...

National Public Lands Day Announced For Sept. 30

Join National Park Service staff on Saturday, September 30 at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (1500 Fort Raleigh Road, Manteo) to contribute to the volunteer efforts. Meet at the park visitor center at 9:00...

NPS Hosting Beach Cleanups For World Oceans Month

June not only marks the beginning of summer, it also marks World Oceans Month. Our oceans, which make up approximately 70 percent of the earth, are natural treasures, a source of food and energy,...

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...

Celebrate National Park Rx Day With Yoga On The Beach

In partnership with The Outer Banks Hospital, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group is celebrating the second annual National Park Rx Day with Yoga on the Beach, at Coquina Beach, this Sunday, April 23...

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,...