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 »
National Park Service Beach Access Report for May 11, 2007
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
On May 10, 2007, prior to issuing the Beach Access Report, information was communicated that two piping plover nests were located inside the Cape Point pre-nesting area. Field observations later confirmed that one of those two nests was a least tern nest. We regret the error and, to date, there is one known piping plover nest at Cape Point.
In addition, on Hatteras Island, the Pole Road, with the bypass around the protection area at the Isabel overwash, and the Spur Road have re-opened to ORV use. Drainage and sunny conditions for the past two days allowed the roads to dry and were re-opened on Friday, May 11, 2007. The Cable Crossing Road is still closed at this time.
Did You Know?
In the 1700s, Ocracoke Inlet was one of the busiest inlets in the East. It was one of the few navigable waterways for ships accessing inland ports such as Elizabeth City, Edenton or New Bern.
It was here that Blackbeard the pirate found the inlet's heavy shipping traffic ripe for easy pickings.