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.
Explore the Undeveloped Islands of Cape Lookout
A boat ride three miles off-shore brings you to the barrier islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Horse watching, shelling, fishing, birding, camping, lighthouse climbing, and touring historic villages--there’s something for everyone at Cape Lookout. Be sure to bring all the food, water, and supplies you need (and carry your trash out of the park) when visiting these remote beaches.Read More
Climb the Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Have you climbed the Cape Lookout lighthouse? Here's where you can find information on climbing schedules, ticket reservations, and safety.Read More
Join the Conversation on our Social Media
Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter to stay connected with what's happening at Cape Lookout National Seashore.Read More
Catch a Ferry
Contact these private ferry services directly for schedules and prices. Call 1-800-BY-FERRY for information on the Cedar Island-Ocracoke ferry.Read More
From guided horse watching tours to Junior Ranger Day to Portsmouth homecoming, join us as we celebrate the nature history of Cape Lookout.Read More
Shackleford Banks Horses
Discover the past and present of the most famous residents of Shackleford Banks.Read More
Cabin Vacations at the Seashore
Rustic rental cabins are available at Great Island Camp on South Core Banks and at Long Point Camp on North Core Banks.Read More
View and Comment on Management Plans
Find information on plans in progress and links to the Planning Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) webpages for each plan.Read More
Civil War on the Outer Banks
As we commemorate its 150th anniversary, discover the impact of the Civil war on the southern Outer Banks.Read More
Join Our Friends
Several friends groups work with Cape Lookout to protect the park's heritage and connect people to this extraordinary place.Read More
Did You Know?
The wild horses on Shackleford Banks drink fresh water from permanent ponds, rainwater pools, and holes they dug in the ground, but they do not drink salt water. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...