Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours
Harkers Island Visitor Center hours will be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until further notice.
Horse Sense and Survival Trips Begin
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005
Harkers Island, NC -- Superintendent Russel J. Wilson announced that Cape Lookout National Seashore’s first wild horse tour of the 2010 season will be Wednesday, June 16. Horse Sense and Survival trips are walking tours following the wild Banker horses of Shackleford Banks.
The tours are led by Dr. Sue Stuska, Wildlife Biologist specializing in horses with the National Park Service at Cape Lookout National Seashore. Dr. Stuska’s intimate knowledge of the horses makes for an exciting and enlightening glimpse into the relationships, family bonds, behavior, and daily life of these wild animals.
Join Dr. Stuska for a day-long walking trip to find horses and watch their behavior. Come prepared for a day in the sun and for walking through dunes in deep sand. Comfortable closed-toe (for cactus) walking shoes that can get wet and muddy (and will stay on in the mud) are a must. Bring water, lunch/snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, a sun hat, binoculars, and camera with a telephoto lens in a daypack or shoulder bag.
Other tours are scheduled for the 2010 season. They are July 7, September 25, and October 9. Spaces on the tours are limited and reservations are required. Trips fill months in advance, however, a waiting list is kept. Wait-listed parties are often contacted shortly before the trip and offered spaces. The only charge is the ferry fee. Participants who arrive on their own boats pay no fee.
For reservations, meeting places, ferry costs, and other information on the trips, call 252-728-2250 ext. 3001
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.