August 28, 2008
Fishing Spot Reopens to Off-Road Vehicles
Bodie Island Spit at Oregon Inlet reopened on Wednesday to off- road vehicles, just in time for the Labor Day weekend.
The ocean shoreline is open from Ramp 4 south for 2.1 miles to Oregon Inlet and from Ramp 4 north for 2.1 miles, according to the National Park Service. Nighttime driving is prohibited from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Cape Point, South Beach, Hatteras Inlet and South and North points on Ocracoke Island - other favorite ORV beaches - also have been reopened in recent weeks.
Sea turtle nesting season is under way, but beach closures for that are typically smaller than those for bird nests. The turtle season ends in November.
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