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Friday, 27 July 2012 11:42

Ramp by Ramp open access for ORV traffic (Updated 07-26-2012)(No change from 7/16/2012 report)

(Bodie Island Total-2.1 miles open)

Ramp 4 North                                               1.6 miles open

Ramp 4 South                                               0.5 miles open

 

 

 (Hatteras Total – 8.8 miles open

Ramp 23                                                     CLOSED Til 11-1-12

Ramp 27 NORTH                                       1.0 miles open(7-6-12)

Ramp 27 to Ramp 30                                   CLOSED

Ramp 30 South                                           1.8 miles open          

Ramp 34                                                    CLOSED

Ramp 38 South                                           0.9 miles open

Ramp 43 North                                            0.4 miles open

Ramp 43-South                                           CLOSED

Ramp 44 to Cape Point                                 CLOSED

Ramp 45                                                     CLOSED

Ramp 49 East                                              1.7 miles open

Ramp 49 West to Frisco Village Line               1.2 miles open

Ramp 55 West beach shoreline                      1.6 miles open

Ramp 55 Interdunal (Pole) Road with small

sound-side access behind Coast Guard Base    2.3 miles open but

Spur Road and Cable Crossing                       this is not

                                                                  beach access

Ocracoke Total –8.9 miles open

Ramp 59 North                                                      CLOSED

Ramp 59 South                                                      4.5 miles open

Ramp 67 North                                                       0.4 miles open

Ramp 67 South                                                       0.7 miles open

Ramp 68 South                                                       CLOSED

Ramp 70 North                                                        0.4 miles open

Ramp 70 to Ramp 72                                               1.7 miles open

Ramp 72 South                                                        1.1 miles open

These are rough numbers only.  Some of these miles are too narrow

 to drive safely.

 

TOTAL ORV ACCESS CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

19.8 MILES OPEN

                                                                            

 
Thursday, 19 July 2012 12:12

Ramp by Ramp open access for ORV traffic (Updated 07-19-2012)

(Bodie Island Total-2.1 miles open)

Ramp 4 North                                               1.6 miles open

Ramp 4 South                                               0.5 miles open

 

 

 (Hatteras Total – 8.8 miles open

Ramp 23                                                     CLOSED Til 11-1-12

Ramp 27 NORTH                                       1.0 miles open(7-6-12)

Ramp 27 to Ramp 30                                   CLOSED

Ramp 30 South                                           1.8 miles open          

Ramp 34                                                    CLOSED

Ramp 38 South                                           0.9 miles open

Ramp 43 North                                            0.4 miles open

Ramp 43-South                                           CLOSED

Ramp 44 to Cape Point                                 CLOSED

Ramp 45                                                     CLOSED

Ramp 49 East                                              1.7 miles open

Ramp 49 West to Frisco Village Line               1.2 miles open

Ramp 55 West beach shoreline                      1.6 miles open

Ramp 55 Interdunal (Pole) Road with small

sound-side access behind Coast Guard Base    2.3 miles open but

Spur Road and Cable Crossing                       this is not

                                                                  beach access

Ocracoke Total –8.9 miles open

Ramp 59 North                                                      CLOSED

Ramp 59 South                                                      4.5 miles open

Ramp 67 North                                                       0.4 miles open

Ramp 67 South                                                       0.7 miles open

Ramp 68 South                                                       CLOSED

Ramp 70 North                                                        0.4 miles open

Ramp 70 to Ramp 72                                               1.7 miles open

Ramp 72 South                                                        1.1 miles open

These are rough numbers only.  Some of these miles are too narrow

 to drive safely.

 

TOTAL ORV ACCESS CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

19.8 MILES OPEN

                                                                            

 

 
Thursday, 21 June 2012 13:56

Ramp by Ramp open access for ORV traffic (Updated 06-21-2012)

(Bodie Island Total-? miles open)

Ramp 4 .6 mi. S of Coquina to .1 mile S Ramp 4          .5 miles open

 

 (Hatteras Total – 7.9 miles open

Ramp 23                                                     CLOSED Til 11-1-12

Ramp 27                                                 CLOSED

Ramp 27 to Ramp 30                                   CLOSED

Ramp 30 South                                           2.2 miles open          

Ramp 34                                                    CLOSED

Ramp 38 South                                           0.9 miles open

Ramp 43 North                                            0.4 miles open

Ramp 43-South                                           CLOSED

Ramp 44 to Cape Point                                 CLOSED

Ramp 45                                                     CLOSED

Ramp 49 East                                              1.7 miles open

Ramp 49 West to Frisco Village Line               1.2 miles open

Ramp 55 West beach shoreline                      1.6 miles open

Ramp 55 Interdunal (Pole) Road with small

sound-side access behind Coast Guard Base    2.3 miles open but

Spur Road and Cable Crossing                       this is not

                                                                  beach access

Ocracoke Total –8.6 miles open

Ramp 59 North                                                      CLOSED

Ramp 59 South                                                      4.5 miles open

Ramp 67 North                                                       1.0 miles open

Ramp 67 South                                                       0.7 miles open

Ramp 68 South                                                       CLOSED

Ramp 70 North                                                        0.4 miles open

Ramp 70 to Ramp 72                                               1.7 miles open

Ramp 72 South                                                        1.1 miles open

These are rough numbers only.  Some of these miles are too narrow

 to drive safely.

 

TOTAL ORV ACCESS CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

19.1 MILES OPEN

                                                                            

 
Friday, 15 June 2012 10:17

Ramp by Ramp open access for ORV traffic (Updated 06-14-2012)

(Bodie Island Total-2.1 miles open)

Ramp 4 .6 mi. S of Coquina to .2 mile S Ramp 4  1.9 miles open

 (Hatteras Total – 7.9 miles open

Ramp 23                                                     CLOSED Til 11-1-12

Ramp 27                                                 CLOSED

Ramp 27 to Ramp 30                                   CLOSED

Ramp 30 South                                           2.2 miles open          

Ramp 34                                                    CLOSED

Ramp 38 South                                           0.9 miles open

Ramp 43 North                                            0.4 miles open

Ramp 43-South                                           CLOSED

Ramp 44 to Cape Point                                 CLOSED

Ramp 45                                                     CLOSED

Ramp 49 East                                              1.7 miles open

Ramp 49 West to Frisco Village Line               1.1 miles open

Ramp 55 West beach shoreline                      1.6 miles open

Ramp 55 Interdunal (Pole) Road with small

sound-side access behind Coast Guard Base    2.3 miles open but

Spur Road and Cable Crossing                       this is not

                                                                  beach access

Ocracoke Total –6.8 miles open

Ramp 59 North                                                      CLOSED

Ramp 59 South                                                      3.0 miles open

Ramp 67 North                                                       CLOSED

Ramp 67 South                                                       0.7 miles open

Ramp 68 South                                                       CLOSED

Ramp 70 North                                                        0.3 miles open

Ramp 70 to Ramp 72                                               1.7 miles open

Ramp 72 South                                                        1.1 miles open

These are rough numbers only.  Some of these miles are too narrow

 to drive safely.

 TOTAL ORV ACCESS CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

16.8 MILES OPEN

                                                                            

 
Sunday, 15 April 2012 15:56
On April 9, the NPS announced the closure of ORV and pedestrian access to Cape Point.  If history is repeated, access will not be restored until very late July or early August.  It's a sad day.

National Park Service News Release

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  DATE:  April 9, 2012

      CONTACT:  252-473-2111

                 Cape Point Temporarily Closes to ORV Access

 Acting Superintendent Paul Stevens announces the temporary off-road vehicle

(ORV) and pedestrian access closure of Cape Point area in accordance with the requirements of the ORV Management Plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

 On April 8, 2012, just south of Ramp 44 along the ocean shoreline, National Park Service staff observed piping plover breeding behavior which resulted in the closure.  The width of the beach is very narrow in the area commonly known as "the bypass" and the required buffer of 75-meters to the east resulted in the full beach closure.  There currently is not an alternative ORV access route or shoreline pedestrian access through the resource closure to Cape Point.

 For more information on beach access, check Google Earth maps at:

http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/googleearthmap.htm  or call 252-473-2111, ext. 148.

                                    -NPS-

 
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