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 Park Service Fireworks Reminder
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005
Harkers Island, North Carolina– Superintendent Russel J. Wilson reminds all park visitors of the federal regulation (36 CFR 2.38 (b)) prohibiting the use and possession of fireworks within the boundaries of Cape Lookout National Seashore.
Due to the lack of rain and general dryness in the coastal areas, there is a major concern for potential wildfires. Fireworks are a significant contributor to wildland fires during this time of year. Safety of the park’s visitors, resources, and historic structures is a crucial concern of the Cape Lookout National Seashore staff.
During this holiday weekend, Rangers will be providing extra patrols. These patrols will enhance visitor safety, allow for more visitor access to the Rangers, and ensure that regulations are being followed, especially those concerning fireworks.
Our National Parks are wonderful places to honor and celebrate our nation’s independence. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July at Cape Lookout National Seashore.
Did You Know?
Diamond City, a community that once stood on the eastern end of Shackleford Banks, was named after the daymark pattern on the nearby Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Cape Lookout National Seashore