While performing beach patrols on Tuesday morning, May 17, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) rangers discovered that nine signs were vandalized near Cape Point in Buxton during the overnight hours. “We know that the vast majority of beach users abide by resource closures and other beach regulations,” stated CHNS in an update. “If you have any [...] Seashore News | Full Article
On Monday, May 15, National Park Service (NPS) South Atlantic-Gulf Regional Director Mark Foust signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Construct Multi-Use Pathway in Hatteras Island District environmental assessment (EA). After evaluating the potential impacts of two alternatives, NPS selected the preferred alternative: construct a multi-use pathway. Under [...] Seashore News | Full Article
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) plans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Ocracoke Light Station at a special event on Thursday, May 18, 2023. In addition to the special event, a series of weekly educational programs are being planned for this spring and summer. In 1822, the federal government purchased two acres at the [...] Seashore News | Full Article
First sea turtle nest of the 2023 season found on Ocracoke Island
May 12, 2023 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist
The first sea turtle nest of the 2023 season was found on Ocracoke Island on Friday morning, May 12, per an update from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS). National Park Service biologists found the Ocracoke turtle tracks while on a routine patrol, and after carefully digging into the sand, a nest with eggs was [...] Seashore News | Full Article
Educational programs at Cape Hatteras National Seashore begin May 1
May 1, 2023 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist
Early season educational program schedules are now listed on Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial website calendars. The calendars currently list programs available from May 1-May 26. Additional programs will begin Memorial Day weekend and run through much of the summer. There is no cost to attend any of the ranger-led [...] Seashore News | Full Article
Debris observed washing up on Outer Banks beaches from Nags Head t ...
April 30, 2023 | Seashore News | 1
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Town of Nags Head have observed plastic, metal, paper, and textile fabric debris washing up in low densities along approximately 25 miles of beaches, from Nags Head to the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo. Observations of debris began on April 27 and were reported to the U.S. [...] Seashore News | Full Article
Outer Banks Forever celebrates National Park Week with donation-ma ...
April 26, 2023 | Seashore News | 2
It’s National Park Week and Outer Banks Forever, the official nonprofit partner of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, is kicking off the celebration with a new partnership. Vacasa is giving back to the community by matching all donations this week to our Pathways to Your National Parks project to help build a new, paved multi-use [...] Seashore News | Full Article
ORV Night driving restrictions on Hatteras and Ocracoke Island bea ...
April 25, 2023 | Seashore News
Night driving restrictions on oceanside beaches within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore begin on Monday, May 1, at 9:00 p.m. From May 1 through July 31, priority off-road vehicle (ORV) ramps close at 9:00 p.m. and reopen the following morning at 6:00 a.m. All other designated oceanside ORV ramps close at 9:00 p.m. and reopen [...] Seashore News | Full Article
Cape Hatteras National Seashore reports nearly 300,000 visitors du ...
April 24, 2023 | Seashore News
With 297,267 visitors recorded in the first three months of the year, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is on track to have another busy year in 2023. Per statistics from the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, CHNS recorded 147,925 visitors in March, 67,735 visitors in January, and 81,607 visitors in February, which was the highest [...] Seashore News | Full Article
The Bodie Island Lighthouse will be open for climbing this year beginning Wednesday, April 26. Standing nearly 165 feet tall, the Bodie Island Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the third lighthouse to serve this area. Climbing tickets go on sale at 7 a.m. and may only be purchased [...] Seashore News | Full Article
Outer Banks Forever, Dare Arts, NPS announce artist selections for ...
April 12, 2023 | Seashore News
Outer Banks Forever – the official nonprofit partner of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial – in partnership with Dare Arts and the National Park Service are pleased to announce that three Dare County artists have been selected to participate in the upcoming “Artist in Community” Earth [...] Seashore News | Full Article
Seasonal ORV routes in front of villages close on April 15
April 11, 2023 | Seashore News | By: Joy Crist
Seasonal off-road vehicle (ORV) routes in front of Hatteras Island villages and the Ocracoke Campground become pedestrian-only starting this Saturday, April 15. These routes, which run parallel to the towns of Hatteras, Frisco, Avon, and the Tri-villages, open to ORVs annually in the winter months when the visitor population is low, and close from April [...] Seashore News | Full Article
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