Mariners urged to use caution near Oregon Inlet boat ramps and marina during upcoming dredging project

Cape Hatteras National Seashore recently issued a special use permit to the U.S. Coast Guard to perform intermittent dredging activities near the Oregon Inlet public boat ramps and marina. Mariners planning to use these areas should use caution while dredging work is being performed. “This is an important project to improve safe navigation for all […]

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For the first time ever, Cape Hatteras National Seashore had more than 3 million visitors in 2021

For the first time in recorded history, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) had more than 3 million visitors in a single year, with a total of 3,099,113 million visitors reported as of November 30, 2021. The visitation totals for December 2021 are expected within the next week or two, but even without December’s visitors […]

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Cape Lookout National Seashore Certified as International Dark Sky Park

The National Park Service (NPS) and the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) proudly announce Cape Lookout National Seashore has been certified as an International Dark Sky Park. This certification recognizes the exceptional quality of the night skies of the park and the opportunities it provides for astronomy-based experiences for park visitors. Cape Lookout National Seashore […]

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New sign at Salvo Community Cemetery aims to educate

  Cape Hatteras National Seashore staff recently installed an educational panel at the Salvo Sound Access, also called Salvo Day Use Area, in an effort to help visitors understand the importance of the nearly 150-year-old cemetery that is eroding into the Pamlico Sound. The sign gives a brief history of the community and asks visitors to […]

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National Park Service announces programs and hours of operation for Thanksgiving Week

The majority of National Park Service (NPS) facilities on the Outer Banks are open during Thanksgiving week, per a recent update from the NPS in its Cape Chronicle Newsletter. Hours and programs at popular park facilities, (including facilities within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and the Wright Brothers Memorial), are […]

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