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 Trip
Contact: Wouter Ketel, 252-728-2250 ext. 3005
Cape Lookout National Seashore announces that there will an additional wild horse watching tour on September 10, 2011. 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
Join Dr. Stuska for a half-day (3-4 hour) 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 2011 season. They are October 22 and November 5. 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?
Cape Lookout National Seashore is home to many endangered and threatened species of plants and animals including the Seabeach Amaranth, Piping Plover, and Loggerhead sea turtle.