beaches were a little busy on Sunday, October 15, as it marked the
opening day for the villages of Hatteras, Frisco, Avon, and the
Tri-villages to allow seasonal ORV vehicles. In addition, seasonal
ramps such as Ramp 34 north of Avon opened to ORVs and pedestrians as
there is no night driving (9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.) permitted between
Ramp 43 and Ramp 44 due to a sea turtle nest, however, night driving is
still available all the way to Cape Point from Ramp 44 via the bypass
Ramps 48, 49, and 55 are all open to night driving.
Ramp 38 has night driving south for 0.61 miles.
Hatteras Island has 13 turtle nests remaining (8 in hatch window, 2 of
8 are hatching now). Additional night driving opportunities along ORV
routes will become available after the nests hatch. Make sure to check
out the Seashore’s Facebook page for updated status of beach access
should also be advised that at the end of Ramp 55, past the third
access road on the beach, the route changes to a vehicle free area. Due
to changing tides, it is difficult to keep the signage up at all times,
but Rangers are working hard to keep the route posted, especially with
all the changes in the area.
fishing tournaments include: October 21 – 22, Capital City Four
Wheelers Club Fishing Tournament; October 25 – 28, NCBBA Red Drum Surf
Fishing Tournament; and October 28 - Nov 4, Cape Hatteras Anglers Club
Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament.