National Park Service (NPS)

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Seasonal ORV Routes Reopen November 1

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National Park Service News Release October 29, 2015

Superintendent David Hallac announced today that beginning Sunday, November 1 seasonal ORV routes will reopen in Cape Hatteras National Seashore.  With no remaining resource protection closures (sea turtle nests) this season, the seasonal ORV routes will reopen to night driving on November 1 at 12:01 a.m.  A permit is required for any off-road vehicle use in Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The following ORV routes reopen on November 1:

  • 1 of a mile south of Rodanthe Pier to Ramp 23 (Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo village beaches)
  • Ramp 34 to Ramp 38 (Avon beaches)
  • East Frisco Village beach boundary to 1.1 miles west
  • East Hatteras Village boundary to Ramp 55 (Hatteras Village beach)
  • Ramp 68 near Ocracoke Campground beach (Ocracoke Island)
  • Note: A temporary Frisco Emergency Access Ramp will be opened to allow ORV access to the East Frisco ORV and the adjacent seasonal ORV areas due to the flooded Ramp 49 (temporary) closure situation.  When Ramp 49 reopens, the Frisco Emergency Access Ramp will be closed to ORV access.

All sea turtle nests have either hatched or were lost during the late season storm event.  ORV routes and ramps are clearly marked in the field with signs and routes markers.

For further information, please call (252) 473-2111 or check the Google Earth map at:  http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/googleearthmap.htm