Archive for the ‘Beach’ Category

NPS Announces Bodie Island Spit Closure – May 7, 2011

Date: May 6, 2011 Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111   Outer Banks Group Superintendent Mike Murray announces the temporary closure of portions of the Bodie Island Spit area to off-road vehicle (ORV) access in accordance with the terms of the court-ordered consent decree. National Park Service staff observed colonial waterbird breeding behavior (nests and scrapes), […]

Entrance Fees Waived During National Park Week

Date: April 12, 2011 Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111 Entrance Fees Waived During National Park Week April 16–24, 2011 at Wright Brothers National Memorial National Park Week, a program of the National Park Service, is an opportunity for families and communities to get outside and be active. The connection between public lands and public health is the […]

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Opens April 15

Date: March 31, 2011 Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse to Open on April 15 The first day of climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse for the 2011 season is Friday, April 15, 2011. Climbing hours will be 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m. daily in the spring and fall; and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May […]

Cape Point Temporarily Closes to ORV Access

Date: March 21, 2011 Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111 Deputy Superintendent Darrell Echols announces the temporary ORV access closure of the popular Cape Point area in accordance with the requirements of the consent decree. On March 18, 2011, just south of Ramp 44 along the ocean shoreline, National Park Service staff observed Piping Plover breeding […]

Chesapeake Expressway toll beginning May 1.

CHESAPEAKE Summer travelers to the Outer Banks can expect to pay as much as three times as much to use the Chesapeake Expressway toll road beginning May 1. The City Council voted Tuesday to increase the toll to $6 on summer weekends and $3 during the off-season and weekdays. The $2 toll has been in […]

Camping on OBX

Group camping is only available at Oregon Inlet Campground.  Fees for group camping are $4.00 per person per night (for groups of  7-30 people) including infants and toddlers. The group camping reservation number is 252-441-0882 and reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

2011 Pre-nesting Closure Information Available to the Public

Date: February 18, 2011 Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111  Ext. 148 Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore 2011 pre-nesting closure summary description and maps have been released and are available to the public on the PEPC website under the Interim Protected Species Management Strategy project at:

Rules Violation Costs Team Big Rock Title

The lack of a $15 fishing license cost the Citation $912,825, not to mention first place and a spot in the record books in the 52nd annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament. Ouch? You bet so. “It hurts,” said angler Andy Thomossan, who caught a record 883-pound blue marlin Monday that he and everyone […]

Fishing Report June 16, 2010

Surf Fishing Report: Pompano fishing is good further south. Sea Mullet and Bluefish on the northern beaches. Water temp is 75 degrees. Sound Fishing Report: The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Pier Fishing Report: Avalon: Nags Head: Outer Banks: Inshore Boats Report: Bluefish, Amberjack & Spanish. Fair Cobia fishing. Offshore Boats Report: […]

Fishing Report June 15, 2010

Surf Fishing Report: Blues & Sea Mullet. Sound Fishing Report: The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Black Drum, spot & Croaker. Pier Fishing Report: Avalon: Blues, Spanish & Sea Mullet. Nags Head: Blues. Outer Banks: Blues. Inshore Boats Report: Spanish, Blues and Amberjacks. Offshore Boats Report: Limits of Dolphin, scattered Yellowfin, Wahoo, […]