• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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  • ORV Plan Comment Period Extended

    On May 23, 2014, the NPS released a Environmental Impact Statement for its Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for a 60-day comment period, which was extended to September 4. The comment period will be extend an additional 15 days until September 19, 2014.

Rangers in the Classroom

Discovery Cart Program

Discovery Cart Program

Rangers are available to visit your classroom from October to April! Requests are honored based on staffing requirements and are typically limited to schools within a 2-hour driving distance of the park visitor center on Harkers Island.

Cape Lookout National Seashore offers curriculum-based programs that directly relate park resources to your lessons. Pre-Ranger Visit and Post-Ranger Visit lesson plans are available on our Curriculum Materials webpage.

We will also work with teachers to craft programs that meet their course needs.

Life-Saving Service Program

Life-Saving Service Program

The following programs are currently available:

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the Education Coordinator at (252) 728-2250 ext. 3002 or e-mail us. Please schedule 2 weeks in advance for existing programs or 6 weeks in advance for alternative program topics.

All programs are offered free of charge.


Youth Groups, Career Fairs, and More!

Park Rangers may also be available to present programs to youth groups, scout groups/packs, after school programs, senior centers, and community centers or to bring displays for a booth at career fairs or other events. Availability depends on driving time, audience size, and staffing requirements.

Did You Know?

Machine Gun Nest

During World War II, two 6 inch guns were mounted along the beach and two machine gun nests were built off the main road in the Cape Lookout Village Historic District. Cape Lookout National Seashore