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.
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?
Portsmouth Village had as many as 685 people living there near its height in 1860. Buildings still standing there today include a church, Life-Saving Station, post office and school. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...