Ramp 43 and 44 Reopen to ORV Access
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034
Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced today the reopening of two popular off-road vehicle ramps in the Buxton area of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.Ramps 43 and 44 reopened to off-road vehicle (ORV) use on the morning of July 16, 2013 as the shorebird nesting season comes to a close in this section of the Seashore.There is ORV access from Ramp 43 north for approximately 0.4 (four tenths) of a mile and from Ramp 44 south for approximately 0.5 (five tenths) of a mile.There is no thru ORV access from Ramp 43 to Ramp 44 due to an existing prenesting protection area.Pedestrians can bypass the prenesting closure in the ocean surf zone of the shoreline.As a reminder, the nighttime restriction on beach driving is still in effect on all National Seashore beaches from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
For up-to-date information on currently open or closed areas, check the Cape Hatteras National Seashore's Google Earth maps at:
For more information, please call the Public Affairs Office at 252-475-9034 or 252-473-2111.
Did You Know?
Lightning whelks eat about one large clam per month. The whelk pries the clam open with its muscular foot, wedges the clam open with its shell, then eats the soft inside of the clam. Lightning whelk shells, which whorl to the left, wash up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.