There have been shark attacks and bear attacks in the national parks this summer. Which is more likely to keep you in your car?
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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.
Curious about the nesting of sea turtles? At Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a special program this summer lets you see inside turtle nests...and possibly encounter a hatching at the same time.
It sounds like a page from the script of Jaws, a blockbuster 40 years old this summer in which a massive great white shark terrorizes a fictional New England beach town during the Fourth of July weekend. No great white sharks are thought to be involved in the attacks at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and there have been no deaths, but three separate incidents there in the past week have officials warning beach goers to stay out of the water if they fear sharks.
A teenager cooling off in the waters of Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Saturday was attacked by a shark, with bites to his right calf, buttocks, and both hands.
After reviewing the need for wildlife boundaries around nesting shorebirds and sea turtles, the staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore has decided that the boundaries can be reduced in size a bit.
Whether you walk the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, drive your ORV on them to reach your favorite fishing spot, or just like to lie back and enjoy the setting, June is the month to lend a hand at keeping those beaches pristine.
Schedules Posted For This Summer's Evening Lighthouse Climbs At Cape Hatteras, Cape Lookout National Seashores
With the summer season getting into full swing at Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout national seashores, the parks have released their schedules for planned nighttime climbs of lighthouses in their parks.
Take a quick glance at a map of the Outer Banks and you’ll notice how Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore are very close neighbors.