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?
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.