The Croatan National Forest is offering off-highway vehicle passes for the Black Swamp OHV Area at five area stores.
Drivers can purchase both daily and seasonal passes at:
-- Fisher Oil store, 110 Riverdale Road, just off U.S. 70, between Havelock and New Bern
-- Fisher Oil store, 100 Carolina Pines Blvd., just off U.S. 70 just west of Havelock
-- Fisher Oil store, Pender Park, 2845 N.C. 24, in Newport
-- Merchants Grocery Co., 1801 Brice’s Creek Road in New Bern
-- H&D Express, 3439 N.C. 24 in Newport.
Passes are still available at the Croatan Ranger District office at 141 E. Fisher Ave., just off U.S. 70, between Havelock and New Bern.
Season passes cost $30 per vehicle, and daily passes cost $5 per vehicle.
The Black Swamp OHV Area is located off Catfish Lake Road. It offers eight trails that are designed for four-wheel drive vehicles with a wheel base of less than 50 inches, all-terrain vehicles and trail bikes.
For more information, call the Croatan Ranger District at 638-5628.