Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours
The Harkers Island Visitor Center is open Sunday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Morehead City Harbor Dredged Material Management Plan
Cape Lookout National Seashore is a cooperating agency in the Morehead City Harbor Integrated Dredged Material Management Plan being developed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The full plan draft can be downloaded from the following link. More »
Seashore Accepting Applications For Davis Vehicle/Passenger Ferry Operation
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005
Harkers Island, North Carolina. The National Park Service (NPS) at Cape Lookout National Seashore is accepting applications for Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) to provide vehicle and passenger ferry service from Davis, North Carolina, to Great Island on South Core Banks. These CUA permits are being utilized to provide ferry services from Davis to Great Island on an interim basis until a long-term ferry contract can be developed and a new long-term operator is chosen.
Operators applying for permits must be able to: provide both vehicle and passenger ferry service, meet all NPS and U.S. Coast Guard standards for ferry operations, provide necessary mainland facilities; and they will be required to operate on a set publicized schedule. Those interested in applying for a permit should contact Mike McGee at 252-728-2250, extension 3030.
Did You Know?
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