• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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  • Hurricane Arthur Advisory #7

    Recovery continues following Hurricane Arthur. Long Point cabins 1-4 remain closed. All Great Island cabins are now open and all other areas of the park are open under normal operations. More »

Our Partners

Friends of Cape Lookout

Friends of Cape Lookout National Seashore:a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the long-term protection of the natural and cultural resources of Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Friends of Portsmouth

Friends of Portsmouth Island: promotes the preservation of Portsmouth Village Historic District and the interpretation of the traditional Outer Banks lifestyle.

Foundation for Shackleford Horses

Foundation for Shackleford Horses: a non-profit organization formed to help the National Park Service protect and preserve the wild horses of Shackleford Banks in Cape Lookout National Seashore for their cultural, historic and genetic importance, and for the continuing interest and enjoyment of generations of Americans.

Core Sound Museum

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center: highlights the traditional lifestyle of those living "Down East" through exhibits and demonstrations.

Eastern National logo

Eastern National: a non-profit cooperating association operating educational retail outlets and working in more than 150 national parks and other public trusts. Eastern National operates stores in two visitors centers in Cape Lookout National Seashore--on Harkers Island and in the lighthouse area--in addition to the online store.

Did You Know?

horse drinking

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...