Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

Photos by Jackie Orsulak

​​​October 15 thru 20, 2019 (main session) and December 6 thru 8, 2019 (WOW Encore session)

Tar Heel Motel
7010 South Virginia Dare Trail
Milepost 16 Between the Highways
Nags Head, NC 27959

Offering rooms with two queens or one king, as well as some pet friendly rooms. All rooms have a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and convection toaster oven, as well as a dining table and chairs. Located very close to Jennette’s Pier and The Dunes restaurant.

Wings Over Water registrants can book online or phone with code WINGS2019, which will give a 15% discount for any stays between 10/11 and 10/21. Closed during WOW Encore in December.

See Sea Motel
1234 South Virginia Dare Trail
Milepost 9 ¼  Between the Highways
Kill Devil Hills, NC  27948


Variety of room configurations including three suites with full kitchens and separate bedrooms. All rooms have a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and convection toaster oven, as well as a dining table and chairs. Most rooms are on the ground level, but there are four on the second level that offer a view of the ocean.

Wings Over Water registrants can book online or phone with code WINGS2019, which will give a 15% discount for any stays between 10/11 and 10/21, and between 12/5 and 12/9.


Black Pelican (Kitty Hawk) 252-261-3171

Cahoon's Market (Nags Head) 252-441-5358

Darrell's Restaurant (Manteo) 252-473-5366

Duck Donuts (Kill Devil Hills) 252-480-3320

Dunkin' Donuts (Manteo) 252-489-4677

Jolly Roger Restaurant (Kill Devil Hills) 252-441-6530

Kentucky Fried Chicken (Nags Head) 252-441-3028

Outer Banks Brewing Station (Kill Devil Hills) 252-449-2739

​O'Neal's Sea Harvest (Wanchese) 252-473-4535

Pamlico Jack's (Nags Head) 252-441-2637

Pigman's Bar-B-Que (KIll Devil Hills) 252-441-6803

Comfort Inn South Oceanfront

8031 Old Oregon Inlet Road

Nags Head, NC  27959

252-441-6315 (p)

252-441-2868 (f)

Comfort Inn South Oceanfront works with Wings Over Water to offer our participants better rates. They are in a great centralized location, right on the ocean at the 16.5 milepost on the beach road. Comfort Inn South has 105 guest rooms, complimentary full hot breakfast buffet, a fitness center, business center, seasonal outdoor pool, spacious deck over-looking the Atlantic Ocean and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. To make reservations for Wings Over Water and receive the special rate, call the hotel 252-441-6315 and please mention that you're with Wings Over Water. You can also go into Comfort Inn South and make reservations with any of the front desk agents.​​​​

WOW Main Session

Tuesday, October 16-Sunday, October 21:
WOW rate - $109/night Sound View - 2 double beds - Standard rate - ($129/night Tuesday - Thursday) / ($189/night Friday - Saturday)
WOW rate - -$149/night Oceanfront - 2 double beds - Standard rate - ($179/night Tuesday - Thursday) / ($229/night Friday - Saturday)

WOW Encore
Friday, December 7 -Sunday, December 9:
WOW rate - $49/night Sound View - 2 double beds -  Standard rate - ($89/night)
WOW rate - $69/night Oceanfront - 2 double beds -  Standard rate  - ($139/night)​


Outer Banks Visitor Bureau Lodging Link-   Use this link to locate a variety of motels, hotels, Inns, bed & breakfast locations all along the Outer Banks. 

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Park Campgrounds (click here for web link)

Cape Hatteras National Seashore 2019 Camping Season Dates

The Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke campgrounds will open for the season on the Friday April 12 and close Monday December 2.

All campgrounds accommodate tents, trailers, and motorhomes up to 35 feet. Each campground also provides rest rooms, potable water, showers, grills, and picnic tables.

Group camping is available at Oregon Inlet Campground. The group campsite accommodates groups of 7-30 people, including infants and toddlers. Due to the popularity of the group camping site, it is recommended that reservations be made at least two weeks in advance.

Oregon Inlet Campground also has 23 sites with hook-ups (utility connections).

Camping in Cape Hatteras National Seashore is permitted only in designated campgrounds. Camping on beaches is prohibited. For more details, go to

Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777, or on the internet at, and can be made up to six months in advance.

All four campgrounds will remain open until the season ends on November 26.

Pettigrew State Park

The distance between Roanoke Island (Manteo) and Pettigrew State Park is app. 42 miles.

Visitors can explore 16,000-acre Lake Phelps and its surrounding landscape by land or water at Pettigrew State Park. The fishing is legendary and boaters with kayaks, canoes and shallow-draft boats will find easy launch sites. Also, nearby access allows boaters onto the placid, blackwater Scuppernong River. Trails wind past some of the oldest, most majestic trees in the coastal region, and bikes are allowed on most trails. A 13-site family campground and a group campground are close to park amenities, and picnic grounds make good use of a shading cypress grove and grassy lawn. The park is rich in history with a display of ancient American Indian dugout canoes, and the grave of a Confederate general.​​