Cape Hatteras National Seashore Announces Amenity Upgrades at Oregon Inlet Campground

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) announces that electric and water services are now available at 23 of the camping sites at Oregon Inlet Campground. The upgraded amenities are expected to be in high demand, so it is recommended that reservations be made in advance. During winter 2019, Seashore staff will complete installation of electricity and […]

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New York Man Drowns in Avon

On Thursday afternoon, a 48-year-old male died while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean in Avon. A 911 call for a multi-person water rescue was received at 3:28 p.m. After arriving on scene, in front of Ocean Isle Loop in Avon, Hatteras Island Rescue Squad observed multiple groups of swimmers in distress. Hatteras Island Rescue Squad […]

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Fourth of July Week: Enjoying Your National Parks on the Outer Banks

Designated as the United States’ first National Seashore, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) includes 67 miles of ocean-facing beaches, sound-side recreational areas, three lighthouses, and three visitor centers. Programs with a Park Ranger (Park Calendar) Ocracoke Island Hatteras Island Bodie Island Ocean Safety If you are planning on entering the Atlantic Ocean during your visit […]

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Ocean Center’s Summertime Programs for 2018: Experiential Learning for All Ages

Whether old or young, visitor or year-round resident, Hatteras Island is full of opportunities to learn new things. As one of the most unique barrier islands located off the coast of the continental U.S., Hatteras Island is a powerful example of how environmental factors can greatly and daily affect the lives of both humans and […]

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Share these tips with your friends and family so that everyone can stay safe while enjoying the mid-Atlantic’s many beautiful beaches, lakes and rivers this summer!

Rip currents – often incorrectly dubbed “rip tides” or “undertows” – are strong, narrow currents of water that move quickly away from the shore, especially along the coasts of oceans, seas, large lakes, or wherever there are breaking waves. When wind and waves push excess water toward the shore, it tends to flow back to […]

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