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05/28/2022 - 10:30am to 07/04/2022 - 4:30pm
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Outdoor Activities

Join the National Park Service Rangers for the 2022 Summer Programs

Additional updates to the schedule will be made in early July.

Ocracoke Lighthouse
  • The base of the Ocracoke Lighthouse is open for viewing daily from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. (May 28-July 4)


Ocracoke Island Educational Programs

Lighting the way for nearly 200 years – Ocracoke Lighthouse
  • Dates: Monday-Thursday from 11-11:30 a.m. (May 30-July 4)
  • Location: Meet on the grounds of the Ocracoke Lighthouse
  • Description: Discuss the details and history of this beautiful sentinel.


Shaping these barrier islands
  • Dates: Monday-Thursday from 2:30-3 p.m. (May 30-July 4)
  • Location: Meet outside the Ocracoke Island Discovery Center
  • Description: Wars, hurricanes and ocean currents have all had impacts on the shores of Cape Hatteras. Join us to learn about some of these events and the changes they have made to these islands.


Banker ponies
  • Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:30-10 a.m. (June 6-July 4)
  • Location: Meet outside of the pony pen
  • Description: Come meet the ponies who once roamed as a wild herd and learn about their living history on Ocracoke Island.