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 »
Resource Stewardship Scout Rangers
Are you a scout or troop leader looking for a way to protect and preserve our National Parks while you visit? The Scout Ranger program might be just what you're looking for!
Scouts who participate in educational or park approved volunteer programs at Cape Lookout and/or other national parks can become Resource Stewardship Scout Rangers.
There are two levels to the Scout Ranger program.
Scouts who complete at least five (5) hours of work in a park are eligible to receive the Scout Ranger certificate. The certificate is awarded on the honor system. The Boy Scout certificate and the Girl Scout certificate should only be downloaded after your service hours have been completed.
Scouts who complete ten (10) or more service hours are eligible to receive the Scout Ranger patch. Once you have completed ten hours, report your work to a ranger or volunteer at the Harkers Island Visitor Center. You can do this by explaining what park approved projects you completed and what you learned about the park or you can hand in the completed Girl Scout Volunteer Hours Tracking Sheet or
What counts towards Scout Ranger hours at Cape Lookout?
Share you Experience!
Once you have received your Scout Ranger patch or certificate, you can e-mail a message and photographs to the National Park Service Youth Programs (e-mail us) or to Cape Lookout National Seashore (e-mail us). You can also submit a short narrative to the BSA Good Turn for America website describing your work and what you have learned.
Did You Know?
A lighthouse can be identified by its daymark (painted pattern) or by its light flash pattern. Cape Lookout Lighthouse has a diagonal checker pattern and a single short flash of light every fifteen seconds. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...