Originally Posted by Coolerman
Ouch, i guess 50 isn't too bad.
-ORV permits can be obtained beginning February 15th at any of the three NPS permit offices located at Coquina Beach, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Visitor Center (Buxton), and the Ocracoke Visitor Center. These offices will be open year-round, seven days a week (except Christmas Day), from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with expanded hours on weekends and holidays during the summer season. The cost of an annual ORV permit (valid for the calendar year) is $120. The cost for a 7-day ORV permit (valid from the date issued) is $50. You must bring your driver's license and vehicle registration with you.
I visited the OBX every year for 30 years avoiding other sections of the east coast that had intrusive ORV regulations. In fact, these trips were the primary reason I started buying 4X4's. We used to drive out on the beach with all of our gear and set up for an entire day of surf fishing, body surfing, beer drinking, sun bathing, kayaking, grilling ect. I was okay when they were just fencing off active nesting sites but when they closed off all access to my favorite areas I stopped going. Now you need a permit? I predict that they will next add requirements for ORV inspections and prohibit all beer consumption on the beach.
This whole subject really pisses me off! Just another reason for no not going to the OBX.