New Off Road Vehicle Regulations
New off road vehicle (ORV) regulations are now in effect. Please check here for information on how to get your ORV permit More »
Beach Fire Permits are required
Beach Fire Permits are now required. These permits are free. Please check here for information on how to get your Beach Fire Permit More »
Economic Analysis Reports Available to the Public
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111 Ext. 148
Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that reports prepared by RTI International for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore's Final Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, have been posted and are available to the public on the RTI International website.
To provide additional information for the ORV management planning process, the National Park Service contracted with RTI International to conduct a survey of local businesses, an intercept survey of Seashore visitors, and noncontact counts of vehicles using the ocean-side beach access ramps and visitors using selected beaches at the Seashore. For each of these studies, RTI International has completed reports which are now available on-line at:
Did You Know?
A piece of sea whip that washes up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore is not a plant, but the skeleton of a whole colony of animals.
A tiny animal lived in each hole on the yellow, orange or purple stems. It had a mouth, a stomach and eight tentacles to catch food.