Temporary Wildlife Protection Area
Installed at Cape Point on Saturday
By JOY CRIST
a recent announcement from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore,
beginning early Saturday morning, May 19, a temporary wildlife
protection area will be installed near the tip of Cape Point to protect
When the protection area is installed, Off Road Vehicles (ORV) and
pedestrians will be able to travel approximately 0.70 miles south of
It will be the first time that the Cape Point area has had an ORV restriction in the past 660 days.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore stated that they understand that the
tip of Cape Point is a very important area for visitors in the
announcement. “While it is not possible to provide an exact date for
when ORV access all the way to Cape Point will be restored, be assured
that Seashore staff will actively monitor the nesting shorebirds daily
in order to ensure appropriate protection buffers are maintained and to
be able to reopen the area as soon as possible,” read the statement.
Currently, there are over 26 miles of Seashore available for ORV use.
Beach access updates are posted daily on Cape Hatteras National
Seashore’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CapeHatterasNS/