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 Visitor Facilities Go To Fall Winter Spring Hours
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111
Starting Tuesday, September 4, the National Park Service Outer Banks Group visitor centers will be open on the fall/winter/spring hour schedule of 9 a.m. top 5 p.m. daily. This includes the visitor centers at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitor centers at Bodie Island, Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island. These facilities are open year-round.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and closes for the season on October 8. The fee to climb the lighthouse is $7/adult and $3.50 for those under twelve years old or over sixty-two. For safety reasons, it is required that children be at least 42 inches tall to climb. The lighthouse will reopen in April 2008.
Eastern National bookstores at all three parks will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
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.