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 »
Be A National Park Service Junior Ranger!
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250
Harkers Island, NC – Cape Lookout National Seashore Superintendent Russel J. Wilson invites children throughout the region to take part in National Junior Ranger Day at the seashore on Saturday, April 25. “Becoming a Junior Ranger is a fun way for children to explore and learn more about the National Parks and how they can help protect these important sites,” stated Wilson.
Free Junior Ranger Activity booklets will be available at the Visitor Center on Harkers Island and at the Light Station Visitor Center on South Core Banks. Once the appropriate number of activities has been completed, the child will receive a certificate and an official Junior Ranger Badge. These Junior Ranger programs are designed for ages 5 to 13. There will be an additional fun-filled scavenger hunt activity available at the Visitor Center on Harkers Island. Once completed, the child will receive a special Junior Ranger Day certificate and a sticker. The visitor centers are open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The National Park Service Junior Ranger Program began in the 1960s and was developed to encourage kids and their parents to “Explore, Learn and Protect” their national parks. Thousands of future Park Stewards has been certified as Junior Rangers over the years. Over 300 National park sites offer Junior Ranger programs.
Children who cannot visit a national park site in person are invited to take part in the national “WebRangers” activities at www.nps.gov/webrangers. On WebRangers, kids can explore more than 40 activities, view park webcams, and share their park stories and pictures.
National Junior Ranger Day is part of this year’s commemoration of National Park Week, April 20 – 25, 2009.
Did You Know?
Shorebird chicks often freeze in place or hide in tire tracks when threatened, making them vulnerable to cars on the beach. Please drive carefully and obey wildlife closures. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...