• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

ORV Access Reopens to Cape Point

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Date: July 21, 2010
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111 x148

Superintendent Mike Murray announced today the reopening of the east side of Cape Point in Cape Hatteras National Seashore near Buxton, N.C., to off-road vehicle (ORV) access effective immediately. The area is now open to ORV traffic from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily. The night-time prohibition on beach driving is still in effect on all national seashore beaches from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.

The pre-nesting area west of Cape Point remains in effect and is posted as closed to vehicles, pedestrians and pets.

For up-to-date information on currently open or closed areas, check the Cape Hatteras National Seashore's Google Earth maps at: http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/googleearthmap.htm


Did You Know?

A navigational chart showing Cape Hatteras and Diamond Shoals

When the Home sank on Diamond Shoals off of Cape Hatteras in 1837, there were only two life jackets for all 130 people on board. Ninety people died. Congress passed the Steamboat Act the next year, requiring all vessels to carry one life jacket per passenger.