StripersOnline › SurfTalk › Regional Forums › Hatteras/OBX Fishing › Latest Hatteras island beach closures
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Latest Hatteras island beach closures

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
NEWS
Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Corridor Beach Closures

Date
June 28, 2005

Contact
Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Corridor Temporary Beach Closures 2005 Season
Sections of Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach may be temporarily closed when narrowness of the beach might compromise visitor safety and to provide adequate protection for dunes, and sensitive park resources. All temporary closures will be clearly marked as No ORV Use Areas. Temporary closures will be reopened when the driving corridor has returned to a safe, user friendly condition.

In addition, temporary closures are necessary to protect threatened and endangered species, and species of concern. Please respect closures, which are clearly posted. Pay particular attention to closures at shoreline. These are almost always closures to pedestrians and vehicles at ALL tide cycle even though signs can't be posted to low tide line. National Park Service staff will monitor each area closely. Temporary closures will reopen when all breeding activity is completed.

Please refer to each closure specifically as to whether the closure is due to unsafe driving conditions or resource protection issues.

BODIE ISLAND

Bodie Island Seasonal Closure A seasonal closure exists from the NPS boundary with Nags Head extending 0.6 miles and ending 3.4 miles north of Ramp 4. This closure was effective on 05/15/05 and will be reopened on 09/16/05.

Bodie Island Spit (Established 05/05/05, modified 05/27/05) An area of the interior of the Bodie Island spit is temporarily closed to public use. The ORV access lane to the cove at the north edge of the flats is closed. The ORV corridor along the ocean, inlet, and soundside shore remains open however a posted 0.1 section along the inlet shore is closed to stopping vehicles, parking vehicles and pedestrians but through traffic is allowed for access to the shoreline near the bridge. To protect breeding (territorial and mating stages) Piping Plover, American Oystercatchers, and colonial waterbirds the posted area is temporarily closed to vehicles, pedestrians and dogs. (#017, 017A)

HATTERAS ISLAND

South Beach, near the "Drain" (Established on 04/05/05, modified on 06/18/05) Due to the hatching of additional nest, ORV access is not permitted along approximately 0.9 miles of shoreline from Ramp 45 south west towards Ramp 49. The temporary closure extends from the dunes to the surf. A section of beach remains open for ORV use near the surf for vehicles entering from Ramp 49. Posted area is temporarily closed to vehicles, pedestrians and dogs. (#007, 007A, 007B, 007C, 007D, 007E, 007F,007G)

0.6 miles N of Ramp 34 (Established 06/07/05, modified 6/18/05) Due to the hatching of a Least tern nest, ORV access is not permitted along approximately 0.3 miles of shoreline beginning approximately 0.6 miles of Ramp 34. Breeding Colonial Waterbirds are also in the area. Posted area is temporarily closed to vehicles, pedestrians and dogs. (#031, 31A)

1.6 miles S of Ramp 23 (Established 05/30/05, modified 6/17/05) An area approximately 1.4 to 1.6 miles south of Ramp 23 has been temporarily closed due to least tern chicks in the area. Posted area is temporarily closed to vehicles, pedestrians and dogs. (#028, 028B)

Cape Point (Established 04/22/05, modified 06/16/05) An area at Cape Point is temporarily closed to public use. ORV access is available between the closure and the surf. An area on the east side has been expanded approximately 50 feet seaward for approximately 400 feet to protect breeding Piping Plover, American Oystercatchers, and colonial waterbirds, and for Least Tern hatching. The area landward of the Off-Road Vehicle driving corridor is temporarily closed. Posted area is temporarily closed to vehicles, pedestrians and dogs. (#006, 006A, 006B, 006C, 006E)

Hatteras Spit (Established 05/21/05, modified 6/16/05) Hatteras spit is closed to all public use (pedestrian, boat, ORV) from near pole road to the inlet shore. (#018, 018A)

Beginning Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m., access to the Hatteras Island Spit will be temporarily closed to ORV, pedestrian, boat and all other access The National Park Service escort program will be suspended at that time.

It is anticipated that the threatened piping plover nest in the area will hatch within the next few days. The closure will remain in place for 35 days after hatching or until such time that the chicks are observed in sustained flight for 15 meters or more, whichever comes first. If the chicks are lost through predation or other factors, the NPS will immediately evaluate the lifting of the closure.

Salt Pond Road & Ramp 45 (Established 06/15/05) ORV access is not permitted from the "Salt Pond Road" towards Ramp 45. This closure links with the South Beach closure. The temporary closure extends from the dunes to the surf. The beach is accessible from the "Salt Pond Road" east to near Cape Point where further travel is prevented by a natural drain. Posted area is temporarily closed to vehicles, pedestrians and dogs. (#032)

0.6 miles SW of Ramp 55 (Established 04/05/05, modified 05/29/05) This area is already closed to Off-Road Vehicle use, but the ocean beach remains open to vehicle and pedestrian use. To protect breeding American Oystercatchers the area from the NE extent of the overwash by-pass to near the eastern by-pass ORV trail, running parallel to the ORV trail and enclosing the area to the soundside is temporarily closed. This area has been expanded oceanward by approximately 150 feet. Posted area is temporarily closed to vehicles, pedestrians and dogs. (#010, 010A, 010B)

0.6 miles N of Ramp 43 (Established 05/27/05) This area is already closed to Off-Road Vehicle use, but the ocean beach remains open to pedestrian use. To protect breeding American Oystercatchers an area 0.6 miles north of Ramp 43 and extending south approximately 300 feet is temporarily closed. Posted area is temporarily closed to pedestrians and dogs. (#027)

Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo Seasonal Closure A Seasonal closure exists on the NPS beaches in front of the Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo. This closure was effective on 05/15/05 and will be reopened on 09/16/05. Village of Avon Seasonal Closure A Seasonal closure exists on the NPS beaches in front of the Village of Avon. This closure was effective on 05/15/05 and will be reopened on 09/16/05.

Village of Buxton Seasonal Closure A Seasonal closure exists on the NPS beaches in front of the Village of Buxton. This closure was effective on 05/15/05 and will be reopened on 09/16/05. Villages of Frisco and Hatteras Seasonal Closure A Seasonal closure exists on the NPS beaches in front of the Villages of Frisco and Hatteras. This closure was effective on 05/15/05 and will be reopened on 09/16/05.

2.8 miles N of Ramp 55 (Established 05/15/05) This area is already closed to ORV traffic. To protect breeding Least terns an area 2.8 miles north of Ramp 55 for approximately 0.1 mile is temporarily closed. Due to narrow beach width, this closure runs parallel with Highway 12 and extends to the high tide line. Posted area is temporarily closed to vehicles, pedestrians and dogs. (#024)

1.1 miles N of Ramp 30 (Established 05/14/05) This is immediately north of an area already closed to Off-Road Vehicle use for safety reasons. To protect breeding American Oystercatchers an additional 0.1 miles is temporarily closed. Posted area is temporarily closed to vehicles, pedestrians and dogs. (#019)

Ramp 27 to Ramp 30 (Established 05/13/05) A temporary closure exists 1.0 miles south of Ramp 27 extending 3.0 miles ending at Ramp 30. The temporary closure is in effect due to unsafe conditions of the beach which is extremely narrow and impassable at high tide.

Ramp 23 to Ramp 27 (Established 05/12/05) A temporary closure exists 2.5 miles south of Ramp 23 extending 1.3 miles ending 0.2 miles north of Ramp 27. The temporary closure is in effect due to unsafe conditions of the beach which is extremely narrow and impassable at high tide. Green Island (Established 05/12/05) Green Island (shoal to south of Bonner Bridge and west of the north end of Pea Island NWR) is temporarily closed to public use. This island is only accessible by boat. This closure prohibits boats from landing on the island. There are American oystercatchers, colonial waterbirds and piping plover present on the island. (#020)

Inner Dunal Road (Established 05/07/05) The southern-end of the Inner-Dunal road adjacent to Ramp 44 is temporarily closed. The road was closed Saturday May 7, 2005 following the recent storm. The road is impassable due to water on the road.

Just N of Buxton to S of Haulover (Established 04/05/05) This area is already closed to Off-Road Vehicle use. To protect breeding American Oystercatchers the area just north of Buxton continuing north to just south of the haulover enclosing the area from the dunes to the surf is temporarily closed. Posted area is temporarily closed to vehicles, pedestrians and dogs. (#008)

Hatteras Village to Ramp 55 (Established 12/03/04) A temporary closure exists from the boundary of Hatteras Village to and ends at Ramp 55. The closure is in effect due to unsafe conditions of the beach which is extremely narrow and impassable at high tide.

Salvo to Ramp 23 (Established 12/03/04) A temporary closure exists from the boundary of Village of Salvo to north side of Ramp 23. The temporary closure is in effect due to unsafe conditions of the beach which is extremely narrow and impassable at high tide.

Ramp 34 to Avon (Established 12/03/04) A temporary closure exists south of Ramp 24 to Village of Avon. The temporary closure is in effect due to unsafe conditions of the beach which is extremely narrow and impassable at high tide.

Ramp 30 to Ramp 34 (Established 12/03/04, modified 06/27/05) A temporary closure exists 2.4 miles south of Ramp 30 extending 0.3 miles ending 1.3 miles north of Ramp 34. The temporary closure is in effect due to unsafe conditions of the beach which is extremely narrow and impassable at high tide.

Avon to Ramp 38 (Established 12/03/04) A temporary closure exists to the boundary of Village of Avon. The temporary closure is in effect due to unsafe conditions of the beach which is extremely narrow and impassable at high tide.

Ramp 38 to Buxton (Established 12/03/04) A temporary closure exists 0.8 miles south of Ramp 38 extending to the boundary of the Village of Buxton. The closure is in effect due to unsafe conditions of the beach which is extremely narrow and impassable at high tide. OCRACOKE

Ocracoke Spit (South Point) (Established 05/9/05, modified 06/19/05) An area of the interior of the Ocracoke Island spit (South Point at Ocracoke Inlet) is temporarily closed to public use. The ORV corridor along the ocean and inlet shore remains open. The temporary closure has been expanded approximately 400 feet along the "tidal creek" due to the presence of Willet chicks in the area. This modification does not affect ORV access through the area. This protects breeding (territorial and mating stages) Piping Plover and American Oystercatchers and Least Terns. Colonial waterbirds are starting to arrive for breeding. The closure was expanded (6/15/05) to be flush with the existing ORV closure for approximately 0.4 miles beginning approximately 0.7 miles south of Ramp 72. Posted area is temporarily closed to pedestrians and dogs. (#023, 023A, 023B)

1.6 miles N of Ramp 70 (Established 06/17/05) This area is already closed to Off-Road Vehicle use. An area 1.6 miles north of Ramp 70 is temporarily closed to protect breeding American Oystercatchers. Posted area is temporarily closed to pedestrians and dogs. (#033)

1.7 miles N of Ramp 70 (Established 04/29/05, Removed 06/17/05) This area is already closed to Off-Road Vehicle use. Due to loss of American Oystercatchers nest and re-nesting in another area, the temporary closure 1.7 miles north of Ramp 70 has been removed. (#013, 013R)

0.9 miles S of Ramp 72 (Established 05/26/05, modified 06/07/05) To protect foraging Piping Plover a section of beach approximately 0.5 mile long is temporarily closed. The closure begins 0.9 miles south of Ramp 72. However a wide ORV corridor remains open between the closure and the white carsonite posts. Posted area is temporarily closed to vehicles, pedestrians and dogs. (#030, 030A)

South Point Road Ocracoke (Established 06/03/05, Removed 06/06/05) A temporary closure exists the length of South Point Road The road is impassable due to high water.

1.45 miles N of Ramp 67 (Established 05/26/05) This is adjacent to an area already closed to Off-Road Vehicle use. To protect breeding American Oystercatchers an area approximately 600 feet in diameter is temporarily closed. Posted area is temporarily closed to vehicles, pedestrians and dogs. (#026)

Ram 67 to Ramp 70 Seasonal Closure A Seasonal closure exists .25 miles south of Ramp 67 ending .3 miles north of Ramp 70. This closure was effective on 05/15/05 and will be reopened on 09/16/05.

Ramp 59 to Ramp 67 (Established 12/03/04) A temporary closure exists .5 miles south of Ramp 59 ending 1.5 miles north of Ramp 67.
post #2 of 4
from the description, is there any area remaining open? geezzzz................................
post #3 of 4
dang. is that all of them?
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
That was in 2005 it's much worse now.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hatteras/OBX Fishing
StripersOnline › SurfTalk › Regional Forums › Hatteras/OBX Fishing › Latest Hatteras island beach closures