Bodie Island Spit closed to off road vehicles

Bodie Island Spit at Oregon Inlet has been closed to off road vehicles after National Park Service staffers found evidence of colonial waterbird breeding behavior.

The beach is closed to vehicle and pedestrian access beginning 8 tenths of mile south of Ramp 4.

About 9 tenths of a mile of the shoreline is accessible to pedestrians but only by boat, the park service said in a statement.

North of the closure, pedestrian access is open for 1.2 miles from Ramp 1 to Coquina Beach. ORV and pedestrian access is open for 3.2 miles from Ramp 2 to 0.8 miles south of Ramp 4.

Seasonal closures are declared in accordance with a consent decree that grew out of a lawsuit over managing access to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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