Seashore Seasonal ORV Routes Reopen November 1
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034
Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced today that beginning Friday, November 1 seasonal ORV routes will reopen in Cape Hatteras National Seashore unless they are temporarily closed due to a resource closure, per the park's Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan. The seasonal ORV routes on Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island reopen on November 1 at 12:01 a.m. (or 7:00 a.m. if posted sea turtle nests remain on that particular route.)A permit is required for any off-road vehicle use in Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
The following ORV routes reopen on November 1:
·0.1 of a mile south of Rodanthe Pier to Ramp 23 (Tri-Village beaches)
·Ramp 34 to Ramp 38 (Avon)
·East Hatteras Village boundary to Ramp 55 (Hatteras Village beach)
Visitors should note that resource closures are still in effect for the seasonal ORV routes located in the Frisco Village beach and Ocracoke Campground areas, and will be driveable as soon as the few remaining turtle nests hatch.Closure conditions may change in the field on short notice and the posted protection areas are closed to all ORV, pedestrian and pet entry. On-site signage of a closed area will be clearly marked in the field with "symbolic fencing" consisting of wooden or carsonite posts, closure signs, string and black filter fencing.
For further information, please call (252) 473-2111 or check the Google Earth map at:http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/googleearthmap.htm
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.