Cape Point reopens to ORV access
The east side of Cape Point near Buxton in Cape Hatteras National Seashore reopened Friday, according to a National Park Service news release.
The designated ORV route from 0.4 mile north of Ramp 43 to Ramp 44 and south to Cape Point is currently open to ORV traffic from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily.
Night-time beach driving restrictions are still in effect on all Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches from 9:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.
A permit is required for all off-road vehicles on the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
A number of resource protection areas remain in place for sea turtle nests on Seashore beaches, the release states.
To date, a record number of 204 turtle nests have been laid and nesting activity continues, according to the National Park Service.
Both bird and sea turtle protection areas are posted and signed with symbolic fencing and are closed to vehicle and pedestrian access.
Pets must be leashed at all times.
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