Cape Lookout Seashore Closing Area For Birds

Officials have closed access to several spots on the Cape Lookout National Seashore where an endangered bird makes its nest from April through August.

The National Park Service said Friday that nine areas on Core Banks are restricted to help protect Piping Plover nests. The restrictions limit beach access to vehicles, pedestrians and dogs.

In most areas, the lower beach and shoreline are open.

The restricted areas are Portsmouth Flats, High Hills, Kathryn-Jane Flats, the Old Drum Inlet area, the New Drum Inlet area, old Ophelia Island, the north tip of South Core Banks, Cape Point, and Power Squadron Spit.

Officials at Cape Hatteras National Seashore have also closed access to some beach areas to protect endangered bird and sea
turtle nests.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2009 at 07:03 PM
    Today in route from havelock to new Bern, i spied a turtle trying to cross 8 lanes of traffic. turtle had made it past 3 lanes.i in a pick-up truck stopped and helped. i picked it up with a shovel and carried it past the other 5 lanes. will not get me into heaven, but this time the turtle survived. at-a-boy, at-a-boy, yeah....
  • by r Location: n on Apr 3, 2009 at 06:20 PM
    Close all beach access. We must protect our wildlife.. Humans are so thoughtless. They are selfish and only care for a good time. Nature needs a friend to survive...
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