The National Park Service prepares a variety of planning and environmental documents to help guide it in managing park resources. These documents can range from site-specific impact analyses on facility locations to broader park-wide plans for future use and management of a park.
For information on the park's current planning efforts, check the Cape Hatteras National Seashore project page on the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website.
Current park long-term planning efforts include:
Completed plans (in digital format) include:
Did You Know?
The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.