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 »
By-Request Ranger Programs
Park Rangers are available to speak to your class or group while they are visiting Cape Lookout National Seashore. The following programs may be requested from October through April. Programs are listed by suggested grade levels, but may be adapted to other grade levels.
Additional program topics may be available upon request.
Please make arrangements for a program at least 2 weeks in advance of your group's planned field trip. Call the Harkers Island Visitor Center (252-728-2250) or e-mail us to request a program. We do our best to accommodate these requests.
Lighthouses and Light Keepers (2 hours)
Sea Turtles (2 hours)
Coastal Creatures (2 hours)
Horse Watching: Available by advance reservation, half-day and day-long horse watching trips are popular among wild-horse enthusiasts. Groups (usually organizations or classes) travel by charter ferry to Shackleford Banks island where they are met by program leaders. Tours include walking for miles in soft sand to find the horses, then standing or sitting a safe distance away to watch. Binoculars are recommended. More Info
Groups and classes visiting during the summer months are welcome to join the ranger for any of the park's regularly scheduled public programs.
Did You Know?
Sand dollars are living animals. If you find one that is brown and fuzzy, leave it behind. If it is white and smooth it has already died, and you may keep it. Cape Lookout National Seashore