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 »
NPS Operations and Facilities Resume Normal Hours
Contact: National Park Service, (252) 473-2111
Superintendent Mike Murray announced that on Sunday, September 7, 2008 by 1:00 p.m., all park facilities and areas of the Outer Banks Group have reopened to the public and normal operations and services have resumed.
After the storm passed the Outer Banks, all park resources and facilities were assessed for storm impacts. Minimal damages were identified, including loss of shingles from rooftops, minimal water leakage in some facilities, scattered debris and tree limbs, and loss of signs, posts and fencing materials for some resource closures. All ocean side beach areas were evaluated for safe driving conditions and re-opened to ORV traffice by 1:00 p.m., except those areas closed due to seasonal, safety and resource protection closures.
For more information, contact 252-473-2111.
Did You Know?
When the Home sank on Diamond Shoals off of Cape Hatteras in 1837, there were only two life jackets for all 130 people on board. Ninety people died.
Congress passed the Steamboat Act the next year, requiring all vessels to carry one life jacket per passenger.