Three hurricanes, bright sunshine, and damp salty air can do a number on exterior paint. And seeing as it's been 11 years since the lighthouse at Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina has been painted, the decision to repaint it in the coming weeks shouldn't be surprising.
You want to get out on the water, preferably for a few days at least. Scenery, wildlife, and solitude are on your checklist. Here’s where to go in the National Park System.
Flat water. Whitewater. Tranquil pools and rising tides. All this and more abounds in the National Park System’s water world. Though often described as “more than 84 million acres” of landscape, the system also embraces endless miles of streams, lakeshore, and ocean front. It’s a watery landscape you can explore for half-a-day, or for the rest of your life.
Today is not too early to make your summer vacation plans in the National Park System.
It wasn't too long ago that the cabins at Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina closed for the winter, but it won't be long before you can reserve one for next summer.
Summer's warm temps might be gone, but there's still lots to do at Cape Lookout National Seashore on the North Carolina coast. Here's a look at some ranger-led programs on the calendar.
National park managers should not be proposing higher entrances fees, according to U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, who thinks the parks should boost traffic by offering "recreational opportunities" in the parks.
A draft plan aimed at managing off-road vehicles at Cape Lookout National Seashore has been severely criticized by a congressman, who said there's no justification to either charge an $80 permit fee or restrict where ORVs can go on the national seashore.
2015 is months away, but that doesn't mean you can start your job search for next summer. Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina will soon announce its seasonal jobs that you can apply for.
With the full moon coming in little more than a week, officials at Cape Lookout National Seashore are taking reservations for moonlight tours of Cape Lookout Light scheduled for October 9, 10, and 11.
Off-road vehicle access, one of the most contentious issues in some corners of the National Park System, is the focus of a planning effort at Cape Lookout National Seashore, where officials have extended a comment period on the matter until September 19.
For a unique September outing, head to Cape Lookout National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to catch the moonrise from the national seashore's lighthouse.
Off-road vehicles would be able to travel most of Cape Lookout National Seashore under a draft management plan, which also would create three "pedestrian only" areas on the seashore.
Tool From USGS Lets You Assess Sea-Level Rise, Storm Overwash, Coastline Changes At Your Favorite National Seashore
With hurricane season upon us, what are the odds that your favorite national seashore might be impacted by a Category I storm? How might sea-level rise in the years ahead affect your favorite beach? The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a tool that can give you some insights to those questions.
The prospect of Tropical Storm Arthur slamming into North Carolina's Outer Banks has prompted the National Park Service to close Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial at noon Wednesday.
Dancing on the morning breeze, the sea oats sway to and fro while the Atlantic surf crashes the beach. Two surfcasters, knee deep in the water, wait for the inevitable bite. This is seashore perfection: no crowds, no boom boxes, no wafting sunblock mixed with the fresh ocean air. It doesn’t get much better if you’re searching for a slice of wild America.
The ocean waters off the national seashores and national parks that touch those waters offer incredible opportunities for recreation, whether it revolves around fishing, boating, or simply swimming. Now efforts are under way to develop a national policy focused on recreational fishing in those and other ocean waters.
Rivers run fast and tumbling throughout the National Park System, there are streams with lazy meanders, and placid lakes perfect for dipping a paddle. This diversity poses a delightful dilemma when you have the urge to float and paddle. What follows is just a sampling of the experiences that await you, whether you have hundreds of watery miles under your paddle, or are looking for calm waters to take your youngsters.
All throughout our National Park System there are waters perfect for paddling that range from placid ponds and lakes to tumultuous rivers filled with boulder-studded cataracts that require a careful eye and deft paddle. Here are some tips for staying safe on the water.
With the travel season not too far off, you should be planning your national park adventures. If you're looking for a great scenic drive, we offer the following for your consideration.
Paddling down a river or across a lake in a national park setting is truly a wonderful, memorable experience, one that carries thrills and life-long memories. You can retrace the historic 19th-century journey of John Wesley Powell, or land on a lodgepole pine-studded shore where camp is set under swaying trees and the evening brings a vivid sunset.
Cape Lookout National Seashore Chooses Ferry Company For Service To Shackleford Banks, South Core Banks
A Beaufort, North Carolina, company has been awarded a contract to ferry Cape Lookout National Seashore visitors out to Shackleford Banks and South Core Banks.
While Hurricane Sandy tossed numerous impacts at Assateague Island National Seashore, the seashore's ponies weathered the storm just fine, according to park officials.
Nearly 70 National Park System units along the Eastern Seaboard were either fully or partially closed due to impacts from "superstorm Sandy," and it could be days before some reopen.
Parts of Cape Hatteras National Seashore were left flooded and without power Sunday by Hurricane Sandy, which was prompting mandatory evacuations of other National Park System units further up the Atlantic Coast.