Though Hurricane Joaquin was heading farther east and out into the Atlantic Ocean than earlier forecasts had predicted, heavy rains and flooding expected along the Outer Banks of North Carolina led to closure of Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras national seashores.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
For more than a quarter-century there have been discussions about replacing a key bridge that ties together the Outer Banks and Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and now it appears that construction of a new bridge has been authorized.
A man seen shooting at a sea turtle with a speargun at Cape Hatteras National Seashore could be fined as much as $25,000 for killing the turtle, which was recovered Friday.
“We are all travelers in the desert of life, and the best we can find in our journey is an honest friend.” — Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cape Point Campground at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina will remain open two extra months, through the Thanksgiving weekend in late November.
More hiking, additional parking, and a new ramp down to the beach are opening this week at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Some beach goers who flaunt the leash laws at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks are heading home with fines of $125 or more.
There have been shark attacks and bear attacks in the national parks this summer. Which is more likely to keep you in your car?
Will the National Park Service soon be pushing for more wilderness designations? That's difficult to say, in large part because only Congress can designate wilderness. Still, there's an effort under way by the Park Servie to take a look at wilderness possibilities across the park system.
As directed by Congress, Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials are looking at changes to how they manage off-road vehicles on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. And in the coming weeks the public will have a chance to bring its thoughts to the table as to how the management plan might be tweaked.