The National Park Service’s Hatteras Island Visitor Center is located at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse site. Maps, informational brochures and the park newspaper are available here, and staff can answer any questions about visiting Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Plenty of parking and restrooms are on site. There’s also a bookstore with gifts. Inquire at the Visitor Center about the ranger-led history and nature programs that are held regularly from Memorial Day through Labor Day or visit www.outerbanksthisweek.com for complete information on their programs. The Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the summer months, join a park ranger on a ranger-led program to learn about lighthouses, barrier island geology, sea turtles, surf fishing and more. Check the park website for a program schedule.
46379 N.C. Highway 12 and Lighthouse Road, at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton