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..
This month we are excited to once again celebrate a historic day alongside your OBX national parks and the First Flight Society! On December 17, 1903, two brothers from Ohio made history right here in the Outer Banks. By the time Orville and Wilbur Wright arrived in Kitty Hawk, to test their famous “Flyer”—the predecessor..
New National Report Highlights Your OBX National Parks as Important Cultural Landscapes Threatened by Climate Change
Your OBX national parks are garnering national attention this week. Cape Hatteras National Seashore is one of ten sites featured in a new national report by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that serves to educate the public on the history and significance of beloved cultural landscapes across the..
This November you can help your OBX national parks celebrate one of the most iconic traditions of the Outer Banks – surf fishing. On Saturday, November 2nd join our community for the first ever Surf Fishing Heritage Event! This free community event will celebrate the past, present, and future of surf fishing at Cape Hatteras..
Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us or checked in with your friends, family, and favorite places here in the Outer Banks as we begin to recover from Hurricane Dorian. It has been amazing to see the outpouring of support for our community! As of yesterday, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and..