Cape Hatteras Sees Highest Visitation In 15 Years (2/11/2019)

Story by Woodall's Campground Management

Cape Hatteras

Last year saw the highest visitation to Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks since 2003.

That 70-odd-mile strip of sand on North Carolina's Outer Banks known as Cape Hatteras National Seashore was a popular place last year, when visitation was the highest in 15 years, according to the National Parks Traveler. 

According to park staff, nearly 2.6 million people visited the national seashore in 2018, a 5.7% increase over 2017. It was the highest since 2003, when 2.66 million visitors were counted.

Visitation estimates are collected by counting southbound vehicles on Highway 12 just north of the Bonner Bridge and using a multiplier to estimate the total number of passengers heading south.

Those estimates are added to the number of passengers going to Ocracoke Island from Cedar Island and Swan Quarter.

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