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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Ramp 44 Reopens to Pedestrian Access

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Date: June 12, 2012
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Superintendent Mike Murray announces that effective Tuesday, June 12, 2012, Ramp 44 and 0.2 of a mile south of the ramp, has reopened to pedestrian access.In addition, the beach between Ramp 43 and Ramp 44 has reverted to the prenesting area configuration and is open to pedestrian shoreline access below the high tide line.Pets and kites are prohibited on the shoreline adjacent to the prenesting area. Ramp 43 remains open with ORV and pedestrian access 0.4 of a mile north.

Ramp 45 and the Interdunal Road remain closed to ORV and pedestrian access.

For information on areas within the Seashore that remain open for recreational uses, see:

http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/off-road-vehicle-use.htmor call 252-473-2111.


Did You Know?

This artist's rendering shows the U.S.S. Monitor foundering in a storm off of Cape Hatteras in December 1862.

The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.