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 »
Duck Blind Permit Lottery 2011-2012
Contact: Lynn Winstead, (252) 728-2250, Ext. 3018
Harkers Island, NC- The Duck Blind permit lottery traditionally held at Cape Lookout National Seashore the day after Labor Day has been postponed. Instead of being held on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. It will be held on Tuesday, September 20, at 9:00 a.m. at the Harkers Island Visitor Center.
The park will utilize a lottery system to determine the initial order for registration.All hunters who are present at the Harkers Island Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20 will draw a numbered ticket.This ticket will determine the order for registering a duck blind permit.After the lottery is complete, the remaining duck blind spaces will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Anyone registering a duck blind permit needs to bring: a valid hunting license, a signed duck stamp, and a photo ID.There is no charge for the permit this year.The postponement of the lottery was necessary because park staff is dedicated to Hurricane Irene recovery efforts within the park. It is expected the lottery will return to its traditional date next year.
Phone service is still out at the Harkers Island Visitor Center and there is no access to e-mail. 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?
Barrier islands, such as those of Cape Lookout National Seashore, are piles of sand. As storms come up from the ocean the beaches are constantly rearranged.