Cape Point Closes to ORV Use for Bird Breeding Activity

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Date: April 7, 2015
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034

Deputy Superintendent Mark Dowdle announced today the temporary off-road vehicle (ORV) access closure of Cape Point area in accordance with the requirements of the ORV Management Plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

On April 6, 2015, approximately 0.6 - 0.7 of a mile south of Ramp 44 adjacent to the ocean shoreline, National Park Service staff observed American Oystercatcher breeding behavior in an area south of what is commonly known as "the bypass." The required buffer of 150-meters to the east resulted in the closure to vehicles.There is currently ORV access for 0.5 of a mile south of Ramp 44.There is no ORV access to the tip of Cape Point.

For more information on beach access, check Google Earth maps at: call 252-475-9034.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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