NPS Announces Bodie Island Lighthouse Complex Reopens
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111
Outer Banks Group Superintendent Mike Murray announced today the reopening of the Bodie Island Lighthouse complex to public entry. Access to the grounds of the famed lighthouse and visitor center complex were temporarily closed to repave the entrance road and improve the parking areas. The project is completed and the National Park Service staff welcomes visitors to the Bodie Island Visitor Center and wildlife viewing boardwalk.
Did You Know?
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.