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 Reopens Bodie Island Spit
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
Effective today, Cape Hatteras National Seashore has lifted the nighttime closure on Bodie Island Spit located 1 mile south of Ramp 4. The area had been closed since last Friday night for resource protection of an American Oystercatcher and newly hatched chick. The adult American Oystercatcher and chick are feeding within the pre-nesting closure area near the pond.
“We would like to thank the visiting public for their cooperation and compliance of this temporary closure. We are also happy to be able to lift these closures whenever possible. While it is our responsibility to protect these birds, we also wish to provide our visitors with positive experiences on the Seashore,” stated Outer Banks Group Superintendent Mike Murray.
Did You Know?
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, which commemorates the first English attempt at colonization of the New World, is only a few miles northwest of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. More...