October 30, 2013

Seashore seasonal ORV routes reopen Nov. 1

Beginning Friday, Nov. 1, seasonal off-road vehicle routes will reopen in Cape Hatteras National Seashore unless they are temporarily closed to protect resources. 

The seasonal ORV routes on Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island reopen on Nov. 1 at 12:01 a.m. (or 7:00 a.m. if posted sea turtle nests remain on that particular route).  A permit is required for any off-road vehicle use in Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The following ORV routes reopen on Nov. 1:

  • 0.1 of a mile south of Rodanthe Pier to Ramp 23 (Tri-Village beaches)
  • Ramp 34 to Ramp 38 (Avon)
  • East Hatteras Village boundary to Ramp 55 (Hatteras village beach)

Visitors should note that resource closures are still in effect for the seasonal ORV routes located in the Frisco village beach and Ocracoke Campground areas and will be opened to ORVs as soon as the few remaining turtle nests hatch. 

Closure conditions may change in the field on short notice and the posted protection areas are closed to all ORV, pedestrian, and pet entry.  On-site signage of a closed area will be clearly marked in the field with “symbolic fencing” consisting of wooden or carsonite posts, closure signs, string and black filter fencing. 

For further information, please call 252-473-2111 or check the Google Earth map at:  http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/googleearthmap.htm

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