​October 16 thru 21, 2018 (main session) and December 7 thru 9, 2018 (WOW Encore session)


Black Pelican (Kitty Hawk) 252-261-3171 blackpelican.com

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

Darrell's Restaurant (Manteo) 252-473-5366 darrellsseafood.com

Dunkin' Donuts (Manteo) 252-489-4677 dunkindonuts.com

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

Kentucky Fried Chicken (Nags Head) 252-441-3028  kfc.com

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

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

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

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

Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival takes place over six northeastern North Carolina counties and six national wildlife refuges. Your Wings Over Water itinerary could take you from Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge on the Virginia/North Carolina border over one hundred miles south to Portsmouth Island. That means you need to check your schedule and map carefully (Google Maps is very helpful). For purposes of lodging we're using Nags Head and Roanoke Island as central locations.

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 is partnered with Wings Over Water in 2017. 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 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 17-Sunday, October 22:
WOW rate - $109/night Sound View    Standard rate - ($129/night Tuesday - Thursday) / ($189/night Friday - Saturday)
WOW rate - -$149/night Oceanfront   Standard rate - ($179/night Tuesday - Thursday) / ($229/night Friday - Saturday)

WOW Encore
Friday, December 8 -Sunday, December 10:
WOW rate - $49/night Sound View   Standard rate - ($89/night)
WOW rate - $69/night Oceanfront    Standard rate  - ($129/night)​

Dare County Chamber of Commerce Lodging Link- http://www.outerbanks.org/outerbanks-lodging/   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 Announces 2018 Camping Season Dates

The Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke campgrounds will open for the season on Friday, March 30.

All campgrounds accommodate tents, trailers, and motorhomes up to 35 feet. Each campground also provides rest rooms, potable water, showers, grills, and picnic tables. Hookups (utility connections) are not currently available.

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.

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

Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777, or on the internet at www.recreation.gov, 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.  http://www.ncparks.gov/pettigrew-state-park​​

Jackie Orsulak