Sunday, August 22, 2021

Outer Banks Pet-Friendly Places


Fort Raleigh National Historic Site 
(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 not to exceed six feet in length at this location. 

Roanoke Island Festival Park
(252) 423-5200
25-acre park, representation of 1585 ship, "Elizabeth II", Museum, Blacksmith with 16th century wares, and more. "The boardwalk and great lawn are pet friendly but we do require a leash. Pets also enjoy the short walk across the bridge to the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum, just a block away, which features a working boathouse and the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse."

The Wright Brothers National Memorial
(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 the length.

Jockey's Ridge State Park
(252) 441-7132
The largest natural sand dune on the East Coast. Leashes can not exceed six feet at this location.

The Nature Conservancy Nags Head Woods Preserve
(252) 441-2525
Leashed pets are allowed on the lightly traveled road running through the Nags Head Woods Preserve. Pets are not allowed inside building or on the trails. Leashes required with no length requirement.

The Town of Duck Park
(252) 255-1286
Located on the Currituck Sound in the Town of Duck, this park has a unique water fountain for Pets & Humans too, a picnic shelter, town greens, nature trails, a boardwalk as well as special events scheduled. Leashes are required and must not exceed 10 feet at this location.

Whalehead Club Currituck Heritage Park
(252) 453-9040
39 Acres of historic property in Corolla, NC. Includes restored Whalehead Club & Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Pets are welcome on the Grounds, Leashes are Required with no length restrictions. Please clean up after your pets.

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
(252) 987-1118
Wonderful nature trails. Leashes must not exceed 6 feet in length at this location.

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site
(252) 987-1552
"Well behaved leashed pets are welcome on the grounds of Chicamacomico. Please be aware of sandspurs on the grounds. Your cooperation in cleaning up after your pet is always appreciated." 

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
(252) 995-4735
"Your pets are welcome at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Do keep them leashed and under control at all times. Pets are not allowed on swim beaches or in the buildings. And, for other visitor's sake, clean up after your pet." Leashes are not to exceed six feet at this location.

There is a mandatory removal of feces law though out the Outer Banks area. Civil penalties for Violation of this law varies by township. Please clean up after your pet.

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