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 »
Cape Lookout Lighthouse Opens for Public Climbing for the Summer 2013 Season
Contact: Wouter Ketel, 252-728-2250 ext. 3005
HARKERS ISLAND, NC - Superintendent Pat Kenney is pleased to announce that the Cape Lookout Lighthouse will open to the public for regular climbing on May 15, 2013. The lighthouse will be open four days per week - Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through September 21 of 2013.
Lighthouse Climbing Hours: The lighthouse will be open for climbing on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Climbs will begin every 15 minutes from 10:00 am until 3:45 pm with a limit of 10 people per tour. Please note: The lighthouse may close at any time if conditions (i.e. temperature/humidity, lightning or high winds) are determined to be unsafe.
The seashore will announce on Twitter (www.twitter.com/CapeLookoutNPS) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/CapeLookoutNPS) - when lighthouse tickets are sold out for the day and when weather related closures occur. Tickets are required and are available on a first come, first served basis.
Prices for Tickets: $8.00 for Adults. $4.00 for children (12 years and under and at least 44 inches tall), senior citizens (62 years and older), and for individuals with a permanent disability. Please Note: Lighthouse climb ticket prices do not include the cost of ferry transportation. For more information on ferry services please contact the ferry companies directly, a complete list is located at:
Where to Purchase Tickets: Tickets for climbs may be purchased from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesday through Saturday, at the Light Station Visitor Center located near the lighthouse. Each ticket is good only for the date and time stamped on the ticket. Ticket holders should arrive at the base of the at least 10 minutes before their scheduled climb.
Did You Know?
Portsmouth Village had as many as 685 people living there near its height in 1860. Buildings still standing there today include a church, Life-Saving Station, post office and school. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...