Off-Road Vehicle Beach Access Ramps Reopen After Storm
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111, ext. 148
Superintendent Mike Murray announced today the reopening of most off-road vehicle beach access ramps in Cape Hatteras National Seashore after the passing of Hurricane Bill offshore of the North Carolina coast. The storm caused high tides, strong surf conditions and flooding, and resulted in the closure of all vehicular beach access ramps on Friday evening, August 21, 2009.
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.