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Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111
Hatteras Island District (Ramp 30 South to Ramp 34)
A RESOURCE PROTECTION AREA, approximately 350 feet in length, is located 0.96 miles north of Ramp 34 and will be effective on September 30, 2006. This area of the beach is narrow and a turtle nest, expected to hatch in the next two weeks, is situated high on the beach at the edge of the dune line. No bypass between the nest and dunes can be effectively established, resulting in a full beach closure in the vicinity of the nest. ORV and pedestrian access is open on either side of the closure, but there will be no through access between Ramps 30 and 34 while this closure is in effect.