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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Park Planning

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:

1. Cape Hatteras National Seashore Foundations Statement

2. Cape Hatteras National Seashore Long-Range Interpretive Plan

3. Interim Protected Species Management Strategy (IPSMS)IPSMS Environmental Assessment (PDF 8.69MB)

Did You Know?

The Hatteras Island Weather Station is one of only three remaining weather stations in the country.

The U.S. Weather Bureau Station on Hatteras Island was built in 1901 and was one of 11 stations built around the country. It is one of only three remaining stations nationwide, and the only one in the nation restored to its 1901 condition. The station was reopened in 2007 to house a visitor center.