Cape Hatteras National Seashore reopens

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NPS Facilities Reopen After Government Shutdown Ends The brief federal government shutdown ended Monday night with the passing of a bill that reinstated federal funding...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore weekly reports for July 22

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These summaries complement current information on the park website that is updated frequently during the summer. For more information on the Google Earth interactive site and...

NPS visitor services to close due to winter storm

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Feb. 12, 2016  1:16 p.m. In anticipation of a winter storm, the Outer Banks Group national park sites (Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National...

New task force to tackle N.C. 12 hotspots

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Coming up with short- and long-term solutions for seven hotspots for ocean overwash along the highway, from the base of the Basnight Bridge on Pea Island to Ocracoke, will be the work of the recently launched N.C. 12 Taskforce, based in Dare County.

Sea turtle nests at Cape Hatteras National Seashore surpass record

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For Ocracoke news, click here. The number of recorded sea turtle nests in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore this year has surpassed previous records, the...

NPS offers sea turtle nest excavation observation programs July – Sept, 2015

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National Park Service News Release July 1, 2015 Each spring and summer, female sea turtles--loggerhead, green, and occasional leatherback--make a brief trip to the shores of...

Ohio man dies in Atlantic Ocean near Buxton

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A 53-year-old Ohio man apparently drowned today in the ocean off Buxton, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore has reported. The fatality occurred around noon less...

Officials investigating speared sea turtle in Frisco

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Update from the NPS at 5:47 p.m. Sept. 18, 2015 Thanks to all media contacts that covered the story on the illegal attempt to take...

Majority of Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitor services and facilities remain...

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July 28, 2017  2:21 p.m. For Ocracoke news, click here  The National Park Service Ocracoke Campground is closed until Hyde County’s mandatory non-resident evacuation of Ocracoke...

AmeriCorps NCCC takes on Ocracoke; we win!

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By Peter Vankevich When walking the Hammock Hills nature trail across from the Ocracoke campground, you might notice how the boardwalk and the handrails, battered...