ORV Plan Comment Period Extended
On May 23, 2014, the NPS released a Environmental Impact Statement for its Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for a 60-day comment period, which was extended to September 4. The comment period will be extend an additional 15 days until September 19, 2014.
ATV Rider Information
ATV use is only allowed on North and South Core Banks within the boundaries of Cape Lookout National Seashore. For the safety of all visitors, the National Park Service has long established rules regarding the riding of ATVs on the islands.
National Park Service Riding Rules:
Cape Lookout National Seashore allows the use of ATVs as a means of reaching a camping spot, to go surf fishing or just to go shelling. We are not an "off-road park" and do not allow racing, jumping, fishtailing, doughnuts and other extreme riding.
The same actions that are prohibited on North Carolina roadways are also prohibited on the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Please ride courteously so all may enjoy their visit.
In addition to the National Park Service rules, the State of North Carolina also has ATV regulations (effective December 1, 2005) that must be followed while riding on our beaches.
North Carolina ATV Regulations:
For the Young Rider:
Did You Know?
"You have to go out, you don't have to come back" was the unofficial motto of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. The Life-Saving Service rescued shipwreck victims from stations located in Portsmouth, and on Core Banks and Cape Lookout. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...