National Park Service News Release

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  DATE:  August 17, 2011

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



Bodie Island Spit Reopens to ORV Access


Superintendent Mike Murray announced today the reopening of Bodie Island Spit to off-road vehicle (ORV) use as the shorebird nesting season comes to a close in Cape Hatteras National Seashore.  On Bodie Island Spit, the shoreline access corridor south of Ramp 4 to Oregon Inlet reopened to ORV and pedestrian access on Wednesday, August 16, 2011.  As a reminder, the nighttime restriction on beach driving is still in effect on all National Seashore beaches from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.


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