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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Seasonal ORV Routes Closed to Vehicles on April 1st

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Date: April 2, 2012
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

In accordance with the final special regulation for off-road vehicle (ORV) management at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the following seasonal ORV routes are closed to vehicles from April 1 through October 31. These areas remain open to pedestrian use.


Hatteras Island

  • -0.1 mile south of Rodanthe Pier to ramp 23 (Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo)
  • -Ramp 34 to Ramp 38 (Avon)
  • -East Frisco boundary to west Frisco boundary (Frisco village beach)
  • -East Hatteras boundary to Ramp 55 (Hatteras village beach)

Ocracoke Island

  • -0.5 mile northeast of Ramp 68 to Ramp 68 (Ocracoke Campground area)

For more information on beach access, see the Google Earth map posted on the Seashore's website at: http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/off-road-vehicle-use.htm *

or call 252-473-2111 ext. 148.

Did You Know?

Lightning whelks are one of the few species of

Lightning whelks eat about one large clam per month. The whelk pries the clam open with its muscular foot, wedges the clam open with its shell, then eats the soft inside of the clam. Lightning whelk shells, which whorl to the left, wash up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.