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    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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    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 Staff & Offices

Harkers Island Visitor Center
Park Headquarters
131 Charles Street
Harkers Island, NC 28531
Staff Contacts
Visitor Information
General Questions
(252) 728-2250 ext. 0

Sunday through Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving,
and Christmas Days

(252) 728-2250

(252) 728-2160


Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30AM - 4:30PM
Closed on federal holidays

Pat Kenney
(252) 728-2250 ext. 3014

Katherine Cushinberry
(252) 728-2250 ext. 3019

Education & Public Programs
Wouter Ketel
(252) 728-2250 ext. 3005

Natural & Cultural Resources
Michael W. Rikard
(252) 728-2250 ext. 3012

Visitor & Resource Protection
Barry D. Munyan
(252) 728-2250 ext. 3034

Facility Management
Mike Baker
(252) 728-2250 ext. 3011

Volunteers in the Park
Kerby Price
(252) 728-2250 ext. 3008

Harkers Island Visitor Center
Visitor Centers
Directions, hours, and facilities for each of Cape Lookout's three Visitor Centers.

Did You Know?

Portsmouth Life-Saving Station crew pose in their surfboat.

"You have to go out, you don't have to come back" was the unofficial motto of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. The Life-Saving Service rescued shipwreck victims from stations located in Portsmouth, and on Core Banks and Cape Lookout. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...