NPS Reduces Maintenance Services at Several ORV Access Points for Winter Season
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
Effective December 1, 2006, the National Park Service will begin removal of the trash dumpsters and portable toilets at several ORV access ramps in Cape Hatteras National Seashore. This will help conserve financial resources to provide visitor services during the busier summer months.
The following Ramps will have trash dumpsters and/or portable toilets removed:
Bodie Island District
Ramp 4 (Oregon Inlet) – Both the trash dumpster and the portable toilet will be removed. The nearest facility with these amenities (within ¼ mile of Ramp 4) is located at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.
Hatteras Island District
Ramp 44 (Buxton) – Portable toilet will be removed. The nearest facility with restroom facilities (within 1 ½ miles) is located at the Buxton Woods Picnic Area or the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse complex.
Ramp 49 (Frisco) –Trash dumpster will be removed. The nearest trash can receptacle is located within several hundred feet of the Frisco campground entrance and restroom facilities are located three miles away at Frisco Bathhouse on Hwy. 12.
Ramp 55 (Hatteras Village) – Both the trash dumpster and the portable toilet will be removed. The nearest park facility with these amenities is located four miles away at the Frisco Bathhouse.
Ocracoke Island District
Ramp 70 (Ocracoke Airport) – Trash dumpster will be removed. Ocracoke Day Use Area (located ¼ mile from Airport) has restrooms and trash receptacles. Several other locations on Ocracoke Island have trash receptacles in the parking lots such as Pony Pens, Nature Trail or the Ocracoke Boat Docks parking lots.
Please remember to pack out your trash! Remove all personal belongings and trash from the beach at the end of your visit. For more information contact the nearest Visitor Center or Park Headquarters in Manteo at 252-473-2111.
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.