Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours
Harkers Island Visitor Center hours will be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until further notice.
Be A Junior Ranger
You can be a Junior Ranger at Cape Lookout National Seashore!
Ask for a free Junior Ranger booklet at the Harkers Island Visitor Center or the Light Station Visitor Center.
If you are 5 to 7 years old, complete at least four (4) activities. If you are 8 or older, complete at least eight (8) activities.
Then bring your booklet back to a Visitor Center. You will receive an official Cape Lookout Junior Ranger badge and certificate!
Junior Ranger Patch
NEW! During the summer, you can also earn a Junior Ranger patch! To earn your patch:
Turn in your completed booklet and program check sheet at the Harkers Island Visitor Center or the Light Station Visitor Center to receive your patch.
Now you can visit Cape Lookout National Seashore from wherever you are! Prepare for your trip and discover the history and nature these islands have to offer.
How to become a Cape Lookout Web Ranger:
Did You Know?
Barrier islands, such as those of Cape Lookout National Seashore, are piles of sand. As storms come up from the ocean the beaches are constantly rearranged.