2013 Annual ORV Pemits Available December 1st
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111
Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) permit offices will begin issuing the 2013 annual ORV permit on Saturday, December 1, 2012. The 2013 annual permit will be valid from the date of purchase through December 31, 2013 at a cost of $120.00 per permit. The ORV permit offices are open 7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. year round, closed Christmas Day.
Permits can be obtained from any of the Seashore's three permit offices located on:
The National Seashore's new ORV Management Plan and final rule became effective in February 2012. The rule designates ORV routes within the Seashore in a manner that will provide a variety of safe visitor experiences, protect and preserve natural and cultural resources, and minimize conflicts among various users. Under National Park Service general regulations, the operation of motor vehicles off of roads within areas of the National Park System is prohibited unless authorized by special regulation.
For information on visiting the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, please visit the park's websites at www.nps.gov/caha, or by calling 252-441-2111.
Did You Know?
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.