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Use and possession of fireworks are illegal on all National Park Service lands including Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches

Fri, 06/28/2024 - 08:31
Cape Hatteras National Seashore reminds visitors and adjacent homeowners that it is illegal to detonate fireworks, or have fireworks in your possession, on all land managed by the National Park Service, including all beaches from the southern Nags Head border through Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/use-and-possession-of-fireworks-are-illegal-on-national-park-service-lands-including-cape-hatteras-national-seashore.htm

Cape Hatteras National Seashore temporarily closes beach adjacent to G.A. Kohler Court in Rodanthe

Tue, 06/25/2024 - 10:37
Cape Hatteras National Seashore has temporarily closed a small section of beach adjacent to G.A. Kohler Court in Rodanthe, due to exposed hazards, such as house-related septic systems, wires, pipes and broken concrete parking pads. https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/cape-hatteras-national-seashore-temporarily-closes-beach-adjacent-to-ga-kohler-court-rodanthe.htm

Power outage scheduled for June 24 at Cape Hatteras Light Station

Fri, 06/21/2024 - 04:50
All buildings at the Cape Hatteras Light Station will experience up to an eight-hour power outage, starting around 7 a.m. Monday, June 24. The Museum of the Sea, store, restrooms and administrative areas will be closed during the power outage. Once the power is restored, normal facility operations will resume. https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/power-outage-scheduled-for-june-24-at-cape-hatteras-light-station.htm

Cape Hatteras National Seashore launches Adopt-a-Beach program

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 05:12
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) welcomes organized groups of individuals to adopt sections of Seashore beaches to remove trash and help keep the beaches clean, safe and pristine. https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/cape-hatteras-national-seashore-launches-adopt-a-beach-program.htm

Cape Hatteras National Seashore reopens portion of beach in front of Rodanthe

Thu, 05/30/2024 - 04:09
Following two days of debris cleanup associated with a March 28 house collapse, Cape Hatteras National Seashore has reopened approximately seven-tenths-of-a-mile of beach in front of Rodanthe Village. The current beach closure—measuring approximately a quarter mile—extends from S. Holiday Boulevard to the north end of Ocean Drive in Rodanthe. https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/cape-hatteras-national-seashore-reopens-portion-of-beach-in-rodanthe.htm

Public invited to help Cape Hatteras National Seashore employees clean up beach debris in Rodanthe

Tue, 05/28/2024 - 10:45
On Wednesday, May 29, the public is invited to help Cape Hatteras National Seashore employees clean up some of the debris associated with today’s unoccupied house collapse at 24131 Ocean Drive in Rodanthe. A contractor hired by the property owner is also contributing to the cleanup efforts. https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/public-invited-to-help-cape-hatteras-ns-employees-clean-up-beach-debris-in-rodanthe.htm

Cape Hatteras National Seashore begins cleanup of unoccupied fallen house in Rodanthe

Tue, 05/28/2024 - 03:46
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is beginning cleanup activities at the site of an unoccupied house collapse at 24131 Ocean Drive in Rodanthe, North Carolina. The house likely collapsed around 2:30 a.m. this morning, May 28. https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/cape-hatteras-national-seashore-begins-cleanup-of-unoccupied-fallen-house-in-rodanthe.htm

Cape Hatteras National Seashore advises visitors to avoid the beach adjacent to Ocean Drive in Rodanthe

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 05:54
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is advising its visitors to avoid the beach adjacent to Ocean Drive in Rodanthe, due to exposed wires, pipes and septic systems. https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/cape-hatteras-national-seashore-advises-visitors-to-avoid-the-beach-adjacent-to-ocean-drive-in-rodanthe.htm

Cape Hatteras National Seashore seeks ideas for development of horse management plan

Mon, 05/06/2024 - 08:16
Cape Hatteras National Seashore will seek input on the development of a horse management plan at a May 21 public meeting on Ocracoke Island. The purpose of the public meeting is to receive preliminary input in advance of the plan’s development. https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/cape-hatteras-national-seashore-seeks-ideas-for-development-of-horse-management-plan.htm

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse restoration contractor plans to activate temporary beacon this Thursday, April 25

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 07:00
The contractor for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse restoration project, Stone and Lime Historic Restoration Services, plans to switch the lighthouse’s source of light from the current beacon to a temporary, fixed beacon the evening of Thursday, April 25. https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/cape-hatteras-lighthouse-restoration-contractor-plans-to-activate-temporary-beacon-april-25-2024.htm

Bodie Island Lighthouse opens for climbing April 19

Mon, 04/15/2024 - 04:37
The Bodie Island Lighthouse, recognized by its unique horizontal black and white stripes, will open for climbing this year beginning Friday, April 19. https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/bodie-island-lighthouse-opens-for-climbing-april-19.htm

Cape Hatteras National Seashore will maintain gravel portion of Flowers Ridge Road

Fri, 04/12/2024 - 07:54
As a result of feedback received from the public during a two-week-long comment period, including residents that live on Flowers Ridge Road in Buxton, Cape Hatteras National Seashore has decided not to pave the 400-foot-long section of the road that leads into the private neighborhood. https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/cape-hatteras-national-seashore-will-maintain-gravel-portion-of-flowers-ridge-road.htm