Cape Chronicle
January 14, 2021 | Issue 68
Photo of the Week
This bobcat was recently spotted on top of a utility pole on Bodie Island. Not long after climbing to the top of the pole, the bobcat was seen shimmying backwards down the pole before successfully leaping from the pole to the ground. (Photo by Brian Van Druten)
Seashore Updates
  • Cape Point and Frisco campgrounds will open for the 2021 camping season on Friday, April 2nd. They will remain open until Monday, November 29, 2021. Reservations and camp site payments can only be made at Oregon Inlet and Ocracoke campgrounds are currently open.
  • Due to the increase in visitation this off season, the Whalebone Welcome Center will be open every Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until their normal operating hours resume on March 1st. The Whalebone Welcome Center is a Seashore building operated by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. The center provides information on attractions, events, and directions.
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