NPS Launches New ORV Information Brochure with Partners
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
In partnership with the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA), the Outer Banks Preservation Association (OBPA) and the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, the National Park Service announced today the completion and distribution of a new off-road vehicle (ORV) brochure for the visiting public.
The new and improved brochure and map will provide visitors with a better understanding of off-road vehicle regulations and tips for beach driving. Superintendent Mike Murray stated "This cooperative effort with key ORV groups and others has enabled the National Park Service to make available to our visiting public a much more informative and colorful brochure. We greatly appreciate the assistance of all involved."
Jim Keene, President of NCBBA, also emphasized the benefits of everyone working together and expressed "Many thanks to Hatteras Realty for their financial support in artistic design and development of the brochure, to the National Park Service and Eastern National for providing the partial funding to print, distribute and the oversight review of the document, and for assistance from fellow off-road vehicle groups such as the Outer Banks Preservation Association and the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club in the creation of the new and informative brochure."
A copy of the brochure and current off-road vehicle information for the national seashore can be found at www.nps.gov/caha or www.outerbanks.org. Visitors may also obtain copies of the new brochure at any of the national park visitor centers and the four Outer Banks Visitor Bureau visitor centers: Aycock Brown in Kitty Hawk, OBVB Roanoke Island, Whalebone Junction, and the U.S. Weather Station in Hatteras Village. For more information call 252-473-2111 or 252-473-2138 or 1-877-629-4386.
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.