Ramp 44 Reopens to ORV Access
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:
For more information, please call the Public Affairs Office at 252-475-9034.
Did You Know?
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.