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Outer Banks Forever is an official partner of our OBX national parks, helping you protect and enhance these special places.
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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.

Latest News

New Opportunities at Oregon Inlet

New Opportunities at Oregon Inlet

Formed by a hurricane in 1846, Oregon Inlet connects the Atlantic Ocean with Pamlico Sound and a maze of inland waterways. Forming a 3,000-square-mile estuary, these waters offer crucial habitat for commercially important fish, shrimp, and shellfish species. Over 95%...

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Nesting Season on the Outer Banks

Nesting Season on the Outer Banks

Humans aren’t the only creatures that flock to the beaches of the Outer Banks. The sandy dunes and ever-changing shorelines play host to more than 300 bird species and dozens of reptiles. In the spring and summer, seven species of shorebirds make their nests in Cape...

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The Bodie Island Lighthouse: 150 Years of Light

The Bodie Island Lighthouse: 150 Years of Light

The Graveyard of the Atlantic has claimed countless ships and lives off the coast of North Carolina. Since 1872, the Bodie Island Lighthouse has warned mariners of the hidden dangers which lie 40 miles to the south, the Diamond Shoals. Ships taking advantage of the...

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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.