Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Whalebone Junction Information Center

 

Whalebone Junction Information Center is operated by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau in conjunction with the National Park Service.

Whalebone Junction is an area in South Nags Head where three main highways merge on the Outer Banks peninsula. US 64 is the highway connecting mainland Dare County and Roanoke Island to the Outer Banks peninsula. In contrast, US 158 connects the Northern NC mainland with traffic from Currituck County mainland to the Outer Banks peninsula. In addition, these two significant highways connect with US Hwy 12, which runs through three NC Counties of  Currituck, Dare & Hyde, which comprise the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

South Nags Head shares its borders with Cape Hatteras National Seashore. US Hwy 12 at Whalebone Junction starts on the west side of the Outer Banks peninsula and is the entrance of the Cape Hatteras Seashore. 


Just past the entrance to Cape Hatteras National Seashore, you will see the Whalebone Junction Information Center on your right. There is a large parking lot, a large manicured lawn, in addition to a restroom building, and the Whalebone Junction Information Center building. 



Inside the Whalebone Junction Information Center, A.K.A. Whalebone Junction Welcome Center, you will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff that can answer questions and provide information on National Parks Campgrounds, ferry schedules, brochures, pamphlets, maps & more, free for your reference and to keep as mementos of your Outer Banks Adventure.



When collecting your brochures on Cape Hatteras Seashore, don't forget to collect your information on other National Parks and properties on the Outer Banks.




Fort Raleigh National Historic Site 
1401 National Park Dr.
Manteo, NC 27954
(252) 473-2111
Location of the first English Settlement, Museum, walkways, earthwork, and more. Pets are welcome on the grounds but not inside buildings. Leashes are not to exceed six feet in length at this location.  Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Pet-Friendly Adventures

Wright Brothers National Memorial
1000 N Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
(252) 441-7430
Home of the first flight, the birth of Aviation. Leashed pets are welcome on the grounds but not inside buildings. Leashes can not exceed six feet in length.



 **Cape Hatteras National Seashore / National Park Service **
                                                   www.recreation.gov 

**Frisco Campground**

Frisco, NC..........................................................................................877-444-6777

**Ocracoke Campground**

Ocracoke Island, NC.........................................................................877-444-6777

**Oregon Inlet Campground**

Nags Head, NC.................................................................................877-444-6777


Whalebone Junction Information Center is a great spot to stretch your legs and gather information. If you walk your dog at Whalebone Junction Information Center, please remember that all dogs must be on a leash not to exceed six feet in length at National Park properties. Dogs are not allowed inside buildings & you must clean up after your pets. Also, keep an eye out for sand spurs throughout the Outer Banks.

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