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 »
History & Culture
Although Cape Lookout National Seashore is well known for its surf fishing, wide beaches, and as a home for wild horses and shore birds, the area also boasts a rich and colorful human history. These islands have been home to fishermen, whalers and stockmen and have borne witness to shipwrecks and daring rescues. Take a moment to journey through the human struggles and triumphs that occurred on these islands.
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...