November 22, 2013
2014 ORV permits go on sale Dec. 1
and will be offered online
National Park Service announced today that annual and weekly off-road
vehicle permits for designated ORV routes in Cape Hatteras National
Seashore for the 2014 season will go on sale Dec. 1 and for the first
time will offer the option to purchase the permit online.
the online option will further streamline the process for many visitors
and local residents, the Park Service said in a news release.
Dec. 1, the 2014 annual permits will go on sale online and in all three
permit offices located in the seashore. The 2014 annual permit
can be used during the transition month of December 2013 and is valid
through December 31, 2014.
Also, beginning Dec. 1, weekly permits for 2014 may be purchased up to two calendar months in advance.
Obtaining an ORV permit is an easy process that takes only minutes and can be accomplished one of two ways:
- By visiting one of the three NPS off-road vehicle permit offices located at:
--Bodie Island at the north end of the Coquina Beach parking lot (8101 Highway 12 in Nags Head.
--Hatteras Island by the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Visitor Center (46368 Lighthouse Road, Buxton
--Ocracoke Island by the NPS Visitor Center (40 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke).
All three permit offices are open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., year-round, seven days a week, except Christmas Day.
- Beginning Dec. 1, 2013, you may obtain an ORV permit online by visiting www.recreation.gov.
If you request a permit using the recreation.gov website, you can
choose to pick up the permit at any of the three ORV offices or have it
mailed directly to you for an additional fee.
cost of an annual permit (valid for the calendar year) is $120. A
seven-day weekly ORV permit (valid for seven consecutive days) costs
$50. For online pickup orders, add $4.50 for processing. For
online shipping orders, add $11 for processing and shipping.
Orders must be placed at least one day in advance for pickups and 14
days in advance for shipping.
For more information on off-road vehicle use in the Seashore, see the park’s website link at: http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/off-road-vehicle-use.htm
or call park headquarters at 252-473-2111.
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