The Cape Lookout National Seashore is a beautiful backdrop for an ATV ride. ATVs are allowed on the North and South Core banks as long as you remain within the Cape's boundaries.
All ATV riders are required to follow a set of rules designed to keep everyone safe as they enjoy the natural flora and fauna.
As of December 1, 2005 a new set of rules and regulations have gone into affect in North Carolina. Here is a summary:
* All ATVs must have working brakes and muffler, with a United States Forest Service approved spark arrestor.
* All ATV riders must wear a helmet and goggles approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
* All ATVs ridden after dusk must have working head lamps and tail lights.
* Only one rider to an ATV unless there is an actual second seat provided by the manufacturer.
While you're at Cape Lookout, you might want to take advantage of other area amusements in this lovely seaside resort. The Cape Lookout Lighthouse is one of the area's greatest highlights. This working lighthouse has only recently been made available to the public. Under current rehabilitation, the lighthouse is only available for tours on designated Saturdays, and you need to make reservations if you want to be one of the lucky ones who get to go inside.
The Cape Lookout National Seashore is a rare and lovely place to visit, so while you're enjoying your ATV ride, be sure to take some time to explore on foot too!