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 »
National Junior Ranger Day at Cape Lookout National Seashore
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005
Superintendent Russel J. Wilson welcomes the public to join us Sunday, April 25 outside the Harkers Island Visitor Center of Cape Lookout National Seashore as we celebrate Junior Ranger Day and National Park Week.
Experience the seashore through Ranger lead programs below and earn the limited Junior Ranger Day 2010 certificates, badges, and patches as you learn about the plants, animals, and people who have weathered the storms of Cape Lookout.
We will also be kicking-off the “Cape Lookout National Seashore – A Place for All People” summer day camp program organized by Cape Lookout National Seashore and the Core Sound Waterfowl and Heritage Museum. This program will provide meaningful learning experiences for rising 7th and 8th graders from four diverse groups in Carteret County by providing them with hands-on experience with the region’s unique natural and cultural history. Fort Macon State Park, Carteret County Schools, Communities in Schools, and Carteret County Boys & Girls Club are all partners in this program.
Kite Flying 10:00am – 11:00am
Picnic with a Ranger 11:00am – 12:30pm
Ranger Tales 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Seashore Crafts 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Jr Ranger Adventures 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Ranger Led Hike 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Harkers Island Scavenger Hunt All Day
Seaside Treasure ID All Day
Ranger Photo Op All Day
Complete the Scavenger Hunt and you will receive a Junior Ranger Day Badge!
Complete the Scavenger Hunt and attend one of the scheduled programs and you will earn a Junior Ranger Patch! (Only on Junior Ranger Day)
Did You Know?
In the early 1900s, development plans were proposed for Cape Lookout. The layout had more than 3000 lots and included a railroad connecting Beaufort to the Cape Lookout Coast Guard Station. Photo courtesy of Samuel Lee Willis.