Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facilities

VISITOR CENTERS

Bodie Island

Open

Open All Year 9am - 6pm in summer, 9am - 5 pm rest of year

Memorial Day through Labor Day 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Labor Day through Memorial Day 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Approximately 6 1/2 miles south on NC Highway 12 from US158/NC12/US64-264 Intersection (Whalebone Junction) at Nags Head, NC.

Closures

The Bodie Island Visitor Center (the historic Double Keepers Quarters of the Bodie Island Light Station) is closed on Christmas Day.

Special Programs

A full range of ranger-led programs are available on a regular basis from mid-June through mid-August.

Exhibits

The Bodie Island Visitor Center contains interesting exhibits on the history of the lighthouse and the families who tended it.

Available Facilities

Accessible restrooms, a visitor center, walking paths, and a unique bookstore are available. The area is also a wonderful spot for birding, crabbing, and walking through a spectacular salt marsh ecosystem. Although the Bodie Island Lighthouse is not open for climbing, visitors may meander the historic grounds of this historic light station.

Hatteras Island Visitor Center

Open

Open All Year 9am - 6pm in summer, 9am - 5pm rest of year

Memorial Day through Labor Day 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Labor Day through Memorial Day 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone

Location

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, NC.

Closures

Christmas Day

Special Programs

The Cape Hatteras Visitor Center houses a variety of exhibits on park themes. Staff are available to answer questions and visitors will find a varity of publications available for sale. A full range of ranger-led programs are available on a regular basis from mid-June through mid-August.

Exhibits

Exhibits cover the history of Hatteras Island.

Available Facilities

Facilities are accessible. Parking and modern restrooms are available at the Cape Hatteras Light Station entrance.

Ocracoke

Open

Open All Year

Memorial Day through Labor Day 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Labor Day through Memorial Day 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Ocracoke, NC

Closures

The Ocracoke Visitor Center is now open year-round, except December 25. The Ocracoke Lighthouse is closed for climbing.

Special Programs

A full range of ranger led programs are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Exhibits

Exhibits on the natural and cultural history of Ocracoke Island and Cape Hatteras National Seashore may be viewed at the visitor center.

vailable Facilities

Accessible restrooms, exhibits, information and a bookstore are available.

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