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 »
NC 12 Temporary Delays on Bodie Island Expected Thursday, Sept 3
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111, ext. 148
Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that motorists may encounter temporary traffic delays on NC 12 in the Bodie Island section of the park from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 3, 2009. Weather-permitting, the National Park Service (NPS) contractor, JMR Investments, will relocate the Bodie Island Lifesaving Station and the old Coast Guard Station structures from their current location to a nearby site on Bodie Island. The new site is located west of the Coquina Beach parking area and the intersection of NC 12 and Lighthouse Bay Drive, approximately 0.6 linear miles south of the current location of the buildings.
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.