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 Seashore Reopens Cape Lookout
Contact: Jean Schaeppi, 715-491-6809
Harkers Island, NC - The National Park Service will reopen the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and points south including the jetty and the spit area at dawn on September 1, 2011. These areas will be open for day use and foot traffic only.No vehicles or overnight stays will be allowed. South Core Banks north of the lighthouse remains closed.
Lighthouse: Open Thursday thru Saturday for climbs on a first come first serve basis. Tickets are available at the Light Station Visitor Center.
Cape Village: Closed areas flagged and posted as hazardous.
Restrooms: Are open
Potable Drinking Water:Not available except for sale at visitor center.
Dock:The lighthouse dock is open.
Hazards:Identified hazards have been flagged and posted.Please wear beach shoes to protect your feet from unseen hazards. Watch for hurricane debris.
Natural Resources: Sensitive areas are flagged and posted for protection.
Harkers Island Visitor Center is open. Shackleford Banks reopened yesterday for day and overnight use. All other areas of Cape Lookout National Seashore north of the lighthouse remain closed.
Since the passing of Hurricane Irene, teams of National Park Service employees have been assessing the damage.They are determining what areas of the seashore can be safely reopened without jeopardizing visitor safety or causing damage to resources.
Phone service is still out at the Harkers IslandVisitor Center. The National Park Service staff will post updates about reopening of park areas and activities on the park website at www.nps.gov/calo and via Twitter at twitter.com/CapeLookoutNPS.
Did You Know?
If a male fiddler crab losses its large claw during a fight, its small claw will grow into a large claw and its missing claw will grow back as a small claw. Cape Lookout National Seashore