Point closes to ORV access
National Park Service this morning closed Cape Point to off-road
The closure is in accordance with the requirements of the ORV
Management Plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
April 2, 2014, approximately 0.5 of a mile south of Ramp 44 adjacent to
the ocean shoreline, National Park Service staff observed piping plover
breeding behavior in an area south of what is commonly known as "the
The required buffer of 75-meters to the east resulted in the
closure to vehicles.
is currently ORV access for 0.5 of a mile south of Ramp 44 and 0.4 of
mile north of Ramp 43. There is no ORV access to the tip of
Last year, Cape Point closed on April 9 and did not reopen until late
For more information on beach access, check Google Earth maps