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NC - For the Third Time in History, October Visitation to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Tops 200,000

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) hosted 259,618 visits* last month, up 37.58% from October 2019.

This was the second-busiest October on record, trailing only the 288,705 visits recorded in October 2003.

Only three times in its history has the Seashore hosted more than 200,000 visits in October.

Top 5 Highest October Visits by Year

  • 2003: 288,705
  • 2020: 259,618
  • 2018: 201,269
  • 2000: 199,548
  • 2017: 199,300

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial also experienced high levels of visitation last month. Notably, 19,779 visits were recorded at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, making it the third-busiest October at the park.

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