Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours
The Harkers Island Visitor Center is open Sunday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Morehead City Harbor Dredged Material Management Plan
Cape Lookout National Seashore is a cooperating agency in the Morehead City Harbor Integrated Dredged Material Management Plan being developed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The full plan draft can be downloaded from the following link. More »
... about the animals, plants and people that have called the shores of Cape Lookout home.
Rangers can help you identify the items that you discover along the beach. You can also listen to one of the scheduled ranger programs to learn more about Lighthouse Keepers, shipwrecks, and sea creatures of the area.
Become a Junior Ranger! Ask at the Visitor Center for a free Junior Ranger booklet. This booklet is filled with activities that you can do as you learn about the park.
... the beaches and historic villages on these islands.
Cape Lookout is full of hidden treasures. Look closely and you may find the tracks of a ghost crab in the sand or a moon snail crawling along the the tide flat in search of its next meal.
... in the sand and waves of this beautiful beach.
Surf fishing, building sand castles, or just looking for shells left by the waves are all things you can do at Cape Lookout.
Did You Know?
Horseshoe crabs are estimated to have survived as a species for at least the last 300 million years. Cape Lookout National Seashore