New Off Road Vehicle Regulations
New off road vehicle (ORV) regulations are now in effect. Please check here for information on how to get your ORV permit More »
Beach Fire Permits are required
Beach Fire Permits are now required. These permits are free. Please check here for information on how to get your Beach Fire Permit More »
Cape Hatteras National Seashore Water Resource Assessment Available
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
The National Park Service Water Resource Division, Natural Resource Program Center, has released a report titled "Assessment of Coastal Water Resources and Watershed Conditions at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina". The purpose of this report was to locate and examine existing information pertaining to the water quality in and around Cape Hatteras National Seashore, assess the present and likely future water conditions of the park, and make recommendations to fill in existing information gaps. Water quality and quantity, habitat issues, potential for invasive species, and trends in Park resource usage are addressed. The full text of the report is available at http://www1.nature.nps.gov/water/watershedconds.cfm
Did You Know?
The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night.
When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.