• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Ramp 27 Reopens to ORV Access

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Date: July 6, 2012
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111

The National Park Service announces that effective Friday, July 6, 2012, Ramp 27 and approximately 1.0 mile of beach north of the ramp have reopened to ORV access.An upper beach prenesting area remains in effect just north of the ramp, with an ORV and pedestrian access corridor open on the lower beach.

For more information on areas within the Seashore that are open for recreational uses, see: http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/off-road-vehicle-use.htm or call 252-473-2111.

Did You Know?

The Hatteras Island Weather Station is one of only three remaining weather stations in the country.

The U.S. Weather Bureau Station on Hatteras Island was built in 1901 and was one of 11 stations built around the country. It is one of only three remaining stations nationwide, and the only one in the nation restored to its 1901 condition. The station was reopened in 2007 to house a visitor center.