National Park Service News Release

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  DATE:  July 21, 2010

          CONTACT:  Cyndy Holda, Public Information Officer, 252-473-2111, ext. 148



ORV Access Reopens to Cape Point


Superintendent Mike Murray announced today the reopening of the east side of Cape Point in Cape Hatteras National Seashore near Buxton, NC to off-road vehicle (ORV) access effective immediately.  The area is now open to ORV traffic from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily.  The night-time prohibition on beach driving is still in effect on all National Seashore beaches from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.


The pre-nesting area west of Cape Point remains in effect and is posted as closed to vehicles, pedestrians and pets.


For up-to-date information on currently open or closed areas, check the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s Google Earth maps at: