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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: Pia Cano

Meet Your Ranger: Pia Cano

Please tell us a little bit about yourself.     Hometown: Santa Ana, California.   Program of study: I recently graduated from Clark University where I majored in Race & Ethnic Studies and minored in Global Environmental Studies and Art...

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Ask A BioTech: All About Shorebird Protections

Ask A BioTech: All About Shorebird Protections

By Abby Burke, Biological Science Technician at Cape Hatteras National Seashore  Why are sections of the beach closed for shorebirds?  This is by far one of the most common questions we get as bio techs. The answer lies in shorebird nesting strategies and...

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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.