• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

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March 13, 2015
Seashore 2015 Shorebird Prenesting Areas Established
To protect breeding habitat for important shorebirds, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff are implementing pre-nesting closures in several beach locations.

March 06, 2015
Univ of VT Students Assist NPS with Projects
For the second season, a group of young University of Vermont students have traveled to the Outer Banks Group national parks to assist with many park “springtime sprucing-up” projects.

March 02, 2015
Website Changes in Progress
As part of preparing for the 2016 centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, visitors to Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial websites will soon see changes.

February 26, 2015
Know Your Park Program on North Carolina Shark Species
Know Your Park: Sharks of North Carolina’s Outer and Inner Banks Presentation to be held at the Ocracoke Community Center on March 9 and the Fessenden Center on March 10, 2015

February 26, 2015
2015 Seashore Campground Season
Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke Campgrounds will open to the public on Friday, April 17, 2015.

February 18, 2015
Know Your Park Series Continues - Fight Against Phragmites
The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter with upcoming scheduled presentations.

February 12, 2015
Vandals Damage Cape Point Campground
A recent deliberate vandalism incident occurred in the off-season (closed) Cape Point Campground on Tuesday evening, February 10, 2015.

February 10, 2015
Lighthouse Schedule for 2015 Season
Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac has announced that the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses will be open for climbing in 2015 from Friday, April 17 through Monday, October 14.

February 09, 2015
Chief Ranger Paul Stevens Announces Retirement
After 30 years with the National Park Service (NPS), Paul Stevens will be retiring on February 27, 2015.

February 06, 2015
Ocracoke Pony Herd has a New Member
Hazelnut was born on February 4, 2015 at approximately 10:00 a.m. and becomes the 17th member of the current Ocracoke Pony herd!

February 06, 2015
World Radio Day 2015 Commemorated
In the spirit of the eminent radio pioneer Reginald Fessenden, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will be commemorating World Radio Day, February 13, 2015.

January 27, 2015
NPS Announces Late Winter Prescribed Burn Planned for Bodie Island
Superintendent David Hallac announced today that between February 1 and March 30, 2015, weather and conditions permitting, National Park Service fire management staff, as part of the Outer Banks Group Fire Management Plan, will conduct prescribed burning on sections of Bodie Island within Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

January 23, 2015
NPS Oregon Inlet Public Boat Ramp Improvements Begin
Superintendent Dave Hallac announced today that National Park Service (NPS) will begin work next week at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center Day Use Boat Ramps.

January 12, 2015
NPS Issues Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement
The National Park Service (NPS) announces that a Notice of Intent (NOI) has been published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2014 announcing that pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the NPS is preparing a draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in response to a request from Dare County, North Carolina for a Special Use Permit for activities related to the protection of NC Highway 12 in the Buxton area within and adjacent to Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

January 06, 2015
Information Sought in Deer Poaching Incident
A deer was illegally shot and killed in Cape Hatteras National Seashore during the week of December 14th 2014.

January 05, 2015
Know Your Park Series Continues - World War 1: U-Boats
The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter with upcoming scheduled presentations.

December 15, 2014
Outer Banks Group Interpretation Division Receives Award
National Park Service Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin recently announced that Park Ranger Mary Doll was selected as the Southeast Region Park Employee of the Year (2014).

November 21, 2014
Parks Offer Hiring Workshops
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site announce two workshops designed to encourage local interest in the 2015 summer seasonal hiring process.

November 17, 2014
Seashore's Hatteras Island Visitor Center Temporarily Closed for Repairs
The Hatteras Island Visitor Center and Bookstore at the Cape Hatteras Light Station, located in Buxton, NC and approximately 48 miles south of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s northern entrance, will be closed beginning Sunday, November 16, 2014 through Saturday, November 22, 2014 for needed cleaning and repairs.

November 14, 2014
Dave Hallac Selected as New Superintendent for Outer Banks Group
ATLANTA – Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin announced that Dave Hallac has been selected as superintendent of Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Outer Banks Group in North Carolina.

November 07, 2014
Seashore Proposes Fee Increase for Campgrounds
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is also evaluating campground rates via a comparable rates study and public feedback to determine if camping fees are adequate, or need adjustment, in order to sustain campground operations. The park is proposing to raise camping fees from $20 per night to $28 per night.

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