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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Ramp 44 Reopens to ORV Access

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Date: June 24, 2014
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034

Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced today the reopening of the popular off-road vehicle Ramp 44 in the Buxton area of Cape Hatteras National Seashore this morning, June 24, 2014.

There is ORV access from Ramp 44 south for approximately five tenths (0.5) of a mile.The tip of Cape Point and the Bypass Road remains closed to all access.There is no thru ORV access from Ramp 43 to Ramp 44 due to an existing prenesting protection area but shoreline access remains open to pedestrians.ORV and pedestrian access north of Ramp 43 remains closed due to shorebird breeding activity in the area.

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:

http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/off-road-vehicle-use.htm

For more information, please call the Public Affairs Office at 252-475-9034.

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Did You Know?

Giant Water Flea

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.