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Old 05-02-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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Is it possible to drive from Carova to Virgina on the OBX? If it is possible, will a 4X4 truck be enough?
It looks like a great trip if it can be done.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Is it possible to drive from Carova to Virgina on the OBX? If it is possible, will a 4X4 truck be enough?
It looks like a great trip if it can be done.
Interesting question. The roads stop in North Carolina so you'd have to get on the beach to drive. It's state park on the Virginia side. Looks like a mile or 2 of sand before any other roads. Unless there's a law against driving on the beach it could work.

The closest settlement on the Virginia side is called Outdoor Resorts RV Park. Maybe you could call them. I hope you get an answer from someone who has done it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:58 AM
 
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Nope, unless you got a government vehicle. There's a set of fencepoles and a gate set up just past the state line to keep looky-loos out.





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Old 05-02-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Good grief. The fence looks ominous. What are they hiding?
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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They probably don't have the manpower to constantly patrol the area, get tourists unstuck, and keep them from running over wildlife.


Here's some info from the state park site:

False Cape State Park

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The park accommodates primitive camping, tents only, and offers 12 sites. A maximum of four people are allowed on each of sites 1-9. Sites 10-12 allow six people per site for groups of 12 or more (groups of 12 or more campers are required to be assigned to the area comprising sites 10-12). Drinking water is available in three locations, all in the Barbour Hill section - near the contact station and near the two camping areas there. False Cape Landing campers must bring their own containers to transport water from the water source. Water not suitable for drinking is available in each camping area. Carry everything in and everything out. There are several pit (i.e., non-flushing) toilets. Open fires are not permitted; camp stoves may be used for cooking.

Campers should also be aware that groups of 10 or must get a special-use permit from the refuge at least two weeks in advance of their trip. There's no vehicular access to this park. Passage by foot or bicycle only, and only during daylight hours, is allowed through the refuge. Vehicular access through the refuge and False Cape State Park is prohibited, and violators will be prosecuted for trespassing.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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Also worth noting, Currituck county recently had a brouhaha over approving OT pay for two extra sheriff's deputies to patrol in Carova, due to the increase in 4wd traffic.

Carova Corner: County Commissioners continue to disagree about (insert topic here) once again.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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I've heard that SEALs use that area for training. Do I know 100% either way? No. But it wouldn't surprise me.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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Well a huge chunk of them are stationed at Dam Neck and there's other Navy and Coast Guard exercises going on around the area all the time. But that's a little further up the road.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:56 PM
 
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Well a huge chunk of them are stationed at Dam Neck and there's other Navy and Coast Guard exercises going on around the area all the time. But that's a little further up the road.
Then you have the Spookys stationed at The Point and The Farm. Hopefully they aren't readi.......................
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Nags Head,NC
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There's a handful of Carova residents that have grandfathered access to the gate and are permitted to drive the beach,but it's closed to the general public.They occasionally open it as an emergency evacuation route for residents during hurricanes.I'd love to make the drive myself.

If you access Google Earth,there's a handful of sound front residences/hunt clubs,just north of the border.Talk about living in the middle of nowhere!Sounds like heaven to me..........
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