NPS lists ramps that are open to night driving
Hatteras National Seashore's resource management staff has prepared a
list of ramps open for night driving to keep beachgoers up-to-date on
the status of ORV routes.
The seashore opened beaches without turtle nests approaching a hatch
window to night-driving on Sept. 16, but buffers continue to keep night
drivers at least a half-mile from nests that are expanded and about to
In cases where the turtle nest that is being protected is closer than a
half-mile to the ramp, the ramp is closed tonight driving.
To keep beach drivers updated on ramps that are closed to night driving
-- from 9 p.m. until 7 a.m. -- the park has issued a list of ramps and
their night driving status.
Click here to see the chart of ramp status as of Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Many of these ramps are open to driving during daylight hours under the
park's turtle nest buffer guidelines which were modified in June.