NPS Installs New Off-Road Vehicle Information
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
On April 21, 2009, the National Park Service began the installation of new off-road vehicle (ORV) information signs at beach access ramps in accordance with paragraph 29 of the court ordered consent decree. The first signs were installed at Ramp 43 on Hatteras Island and additional signs for all ramps are scheduled for installation.
The signs will provide the visiting public with information on beach driving, traffic rules and regulations, posted speed limits, applicable dates for night driving, beach regulations for prohibited activities, and recommended tire pressure.
For more information regarding ORV beach access, visit the park’s Off-Road Vehicle Information webpage at:
Did You Know?
The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.