Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours
Harkers Island Visitor Center hours will be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until further notice.
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?
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