Running more than 160 pages, the National Park Service Management Policies provides park managers with quick reference to how they are to manage their units, what uses are appropriate, and how to usher visitors out of the park when Congress fails to fund the National Park Service. But the Management Policies, which last were updated in 2006, also leave much to interpretation and exception.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Rip currents at Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks have proved fatal to two swimmers, according to the National Park Service.
Recent record-breaking rain on Hatteras Island has impacted ramps, campgrounds, and roads along Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and another rain event is anticipated this Sunday. It has been reported that up to 14 inches of rain fell on the Outer Banks of North Carolina between Saturday, May 28, and Thursday, June 2.
Hear stories of keepers of old, view the working light up close, and catch a full moon’s reflection off the Atlantic Ocean from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse balcony. This summer, rangers at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina will lead Full Moon Tours up 257 steps to the lantern room for a unique nighttime experience.
You can find them at Cape Cod National Seashore, Fire Island National Seashore, Assateague Island National Seashore, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Lookout National Seashore, and Cumberland Island National Seashore. But what exactly is a maritime forest and how to they survive in these salty environments?
As shorebirds prepare to nest on beaches at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, several areas of the park will be deemed temporarily off-limits to protect the breeding habitat. These pre-nesting areas will be marked by April 15 and are not expected to impede off-road vehicle or pedestrian access.
Visitors to North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina this year can take advantage of a longer camping season and improvements at the Ocracoke Day Use Area.
April 15 is your deadline to file your 2015 tax return, and it's also the date that the lighthouses at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina will open for the summer season.
Beginning in mid-March, if you want an off-road vehicle permit for Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina, you'll be able to print one at home. Seashore officials say the changes are being made to increase user convenience, provide new options for park visitors wishing to purchase an ORV permit, and increase efficiency by reducing the cost associated with collecting permit fees.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service in 1916, the Outer Banks History Center is partnering with the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group, to present Explore Your Outer Banks Parks: Celebrating a Century of the National Park Service in the History Center Gallery, Manteo, N.C.