It’s back to school season, which means it’s time for a pop quiz: Can you name all 3 of your OBX National Parks? (Don’t worry if you’re drawing a blank—most people can’t name them all! Your secret’s safe with us.) We are lucky to have three National Parks—Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic..
Earlier this month the Great American Outdoors Act was passed into law. While many of the details of how, when and where funds from the Act will be used has yet to be determined, we’ve put together a brief overview for you of the purpose of this Act in assisting national parks around the country…
Kill Devils Hills, NC – Outer Banks Forever, the local nonprofit partner of the three national parks of the Outer Banks – Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial – is pleased to announce its new slate of projects and programs to protect and enhance these special..
The following news release was shared by the National Park Service. Click here to view all news releases from Cape Hatteras National Seashore. News Release Date: July 15, 2020 Contact: Mike Barber, 252-475-9032 Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) experienced the 2nd-highest level of June recreational visitation* since the establishment of the Seashore in 1953. Last month’s total..
Your OBX national parks are joining parks around the country for a Virtual Campout this Memorial Day weekend! From Saturday to Monday, you can participate in activities at home and hear from special guests from over 20 national parks. You’ll be able to explore the natural and cultural history these amazing places preserve. Your OBX..
As the Outer Banks community prepares to re-open to visitors on Saturday, May 16th (entry FAQs here), we want to share a few important safety tips and reminders with you. This includes not only how to be safe when spending time near the ocean, but also guidelines for ensuring your summer trip is still safe..
Have you ever stopped to think about what our nation—and our local OBX community—would be like without its national parks? These special places preserve our history, our culture and our environment for our enjoyment and for the enjoyment of generations to come. So it’s very fitting that National Park Week always falls in line with Earth Day! This year..
It’s National Park Week!! While we can’t celebrate in person, we’ll be sharing ideas all week on Facebook and Instagram to help you celebrate your OBX national parks, and all national parks, together at home. First up – today is Junior Ranger Day, so let’s see those badges! Post a photo on Facebook or Instagram..
We are excited to partner with your OBX national parks and the Dare County Arts Council to help YOU design the next Junior Ranger badge at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site! Every year, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site distributes over 1,100 Junior Ranger Badges to visitors from all over the world. The Junior Ranger program..
If you’ve ever walked along the beach of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, you may have been lucky enough to spot a sea turtle or a protected sea turtle nest. According to the park staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, loggerhead, green, leatherback, hawksbill (rare) and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles call the Outer Banks home, and from..