Plans in Process

Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan

This plan will guide the management decisions which allow the use of vehicles and still protect the wildlife and other resources in the seashore.

On May 23, 2014, the NPS released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for its Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for public comment. The public comment period on this draft plan is now complete.

A proposed rule for Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) management has been released and is open for public comment through February 16, 2016. The proposed rule would authorize off-road vehicle use at the Seashore through a permit system and establish operational and vehicle requirements. Find out more about the proposed rule on the Federal eRulemaking Portal. The Regulation Indentifier Number (RIN) is: 1024-AE24.

You may submit comments on the proposed rule by either of the following methods:

  • Electronically: through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. The RIN for this rulemaking is: 1024-AE24.
  • Hard copy: Mail or hand-deliver to: Superintendent, Cape Lookout National Seashore, 131 Charles Street, Harkers Island, North Carolina 28531

Comments submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal must be entered before midnight (Eastern Daylight Time) on February 16, 2016. Comments submitted by hand-delivery or regular mail must be received by the close of business hours (5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time) on February 16, 2016. All comments received must include the agency name (National Park Service) and RIN 1024-AE24.

Last updated: February 13, 2017

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Harkers Island, NC 28531


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