• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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  • 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.

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?

Scotch Bonnet sea shell

The Scotch Bonnet is North Carolina's state shell. It is one of many that can be found along the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore.