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Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-2111
(252) 473-2595 (fax)

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Park Description
Stretched over 70 miles of barrier islands, Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a fascinating combination of natural and cultural resources, and provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Once dubbed the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" for its treacherous currents, shoals, and storms, Cape Hatteras has a wealth of history relating to shipwrecks, lighthouses, and the U.S. Lifesaving Service. These dynamic islands provide a variety of habitats and are a valuable wintering area for migrating waterfowl. The park's fishing and surfing are considered the best on the east coast.

Hours of Operation: The park is open year round. Park visitor centers at Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, and Ocracoke are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, September through May (except for Christmas) and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in summer.

Fees: There are entry fees for this park
No Metro Region listed. Park Management: Federal

Printed Materials
Cape Hatteras Beach Map     Cape Hatteras Park Map    

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