In The Park, the park's free newspaper, provides a wealth of information on the park and the programs offered throughout the year. Either pick up a copy at a visitor center at one of the three parks or download the 2014 version, which is best printed on 11x17 paper.
Did You Know?
This is not a space alien, even though it has a transparent body, wings, and a very large eye. Giant water fleas grow up to 2 cm long, and are a food source for small fish that shelter in the sound. You can swim with them in the sound-side waters off Cape Hatteras National Seashore.