New Off Road Vehicle Regulations
New off road vehicle (ORV) regulations are now in effect. Please check here for information on how to get your ORV permit More »
Beach Fire Permits are required
Beach Fire Permits are now required. These permits are free. Please check here for information on how to get your Beach Fire Permit More »
ORV Access Reopens to Cape Point
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?
This is not a space alien, even though it has a transparent body, wings, and a very large eye. Giant water fleas grow up to 2 cm long, and are a food source for small fish that shelter in the sound.
You can swim with them in the sound-side waters off Cape Hatteras National Seashore.