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Cape Hatteras

National Seashore

Fort Raleigh

National Historic Site

Wright Brothers

National Memorial

Adopt A Pony

Support Ocracoke’s most beloved residents by symbolically adopting an Ocracoke pony today! Get your official adoption certificate and photo of your chosen pony.

Adopt A Sea Turtle Nest

Get an official adoption certificate and updates on your very own sea turtle nest! You will help fund projects and programs that protect and enhance Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Protect our Parks

Our OBX national parks protect the nature, history, and spirit of freedom you think of when you make your way here each year. Find out how you can protect them today.

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Meet Your Ranger: Nakita Lopez

Meet Your Ranger: Nakita Lopez

Nakita Lopez and her family hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Photo: Nakita Lopez Please tell us a little bit about yourself.     Hometown:  El Portal, California Program of study, relevant job experience: I went to school for outdoor recreational...

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Supporter Story: Shannon Winakur

Supporter Story: Shannon Winakur

Shannon Winakur visiting the Cape Hatteras Light Station. Photo: Shannon Winakur. I grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and I now live in Baltimore, Maryland, with my husband and two teenage daughters. I am a cardiologist, so work for me is fulfilling and quite challenging...

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Outer Banks Forever is an official partner of the National Park Service supporting the three national parks of the Outer Banks – helping you protect and enhance these special places.