• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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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?

Humpback whale in front of Cape Lookout lighthouse

Diamond City was a shore-based whaling community located where Barden Inlet now separates the islands of Shackleford Banks and South Core Banks. Crews would row whaling dories out from shore to chase the whales as they migrated past the island. Cape Lookout National Seashore