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 »
September Interpretive Program Schedule At the Seashore
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2280 Ext. 3005
Harkers Island, North Carolina. Acting Superintendent Charles Cranfield announces the following activities during the month of September at Cape Lookout National Seashore. Additional programs may be offered. Programs will run on schedule, unless there is inclement weather. For more information on these programs and other program offerings, call the Harkers Island Visitor Center at (252) 728-2250 for a complete schedule.
Lighting the Way (Daily, 15 minutes)
Come learn the history of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the life of a lighthouse keeper. Programs begin at 10:15 AM, 1:15 PM, and 3:15PM on the porch of the Assistant Keepers’ Quarters next to the Lighthouse.
Life of a Keeper (11:15 PM-Saturday and Sunday, 30 minutes)
Lighthouse Keepers were dedicated men and women who kept the light burning through fair weather and hurricanes. Come discover how they and their families managed to keep the light burning. Programs begin at 11:15 AM at the Light Station Pavilion near the ferry dock.
Discovery Cart (2:15 PM-Saturday and Sunday, 30 minutes)
Come and discover what lies beneath the waters of Cape Lookout National Seashore at our Discovery Cart. Learn about horseshoe crabs, loggerhead sea turtles, sea urchins, sharks, whales, shells and the creatures that live within them, and much more! Programs begin at 2:15 PM at the Light Station Pavilion near the ferry dock.
Island Explorations (1:15 PM-Saturday and Sunday, 30 minutes)
Come join a Park Ranger for new adventures at Cape Lookout National Seashore. From the ocean to the sound and from the sea to the sky, these programs will take you on a different encounter with nature each day. Program begins at 1:15 PM at the Light Station Pavilion near the ferry dock.
PortsmouthVillageGuided Tour (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 1 hour)
Join a Park Ranger for this guided tour through historic Portsmouth Village. Discover what life was like for those who once called Portsmouth and the Outer Banks home. Bring drinking water, bug repellent and, sunscreen. There are no amenities in the Village. Programs begin at 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM on Thursday, 10:30 AM on Friday and Saturday at the Haulover Dock in Portsmouth Village.
Did You Know?
The lighthouse standing at Cape Lookout was finished in 1859. It replaced an earlier, shorter lighthouse finished in 1812. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...