BROWNSVILLE, TX - Boca Chica Beach is now closed to recreational vehicles.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declaring ATVS and Off-Road Vehicles banned from dunes, tidal flats and the beach in the Brownsville State Park.
In a statement released by the agency, the decision was made to preserve wildlife, habitat, and to improve vehicle management near the upcoming SpaceX launch site.
The restrictions are effective immediately.
Enforcement includes fines and equipment forfeiture.