Ramp 44 Reopens to Pedestrian Access
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?
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.