ORV Plan Comment Period Extended
On May 23, 2014, the NPS released a Environmental Impact Statement for its Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for a 60-day comment period, which was extended to September 4. The comment period will be extend an additional 15 days until September 19, 2014.
Cabin Reservations for 2014
Contact: Wouter Ketel , 252-728-2250, ext. 3014
Harkers Island, NC – Cape Lookout National Seashore plans to open Great Island and Long Point cabins on Sunday, March 16, 2014, and operate them through the night of Saturday, November 29, 2014. Visitors can start making reservations on January 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. (EST). The National Park Service will continue utilizing recreation.gov for reservations this season.
Recreation.gov allows for visitors to make reservations online at http://www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. The on-line service is available 24 hours a day. The telephone service is available 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. (EST) from November 1 to February 28, and from 10:00 AM until Midnight EST from March 1 to October 31. Payment with a credit card will be required at the time of the reservation. Recreation.gov accepts the following major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. Please be aware of the cancellation policies and fees (see the reservation policies section of the website). Recreation.gov allows visitors to create an account at any time, which will allow them to log on and expedite making reservations on January 6, 2014.
How to Access and Navigate Recreation.gov
Go to www.Recreation.gov, on the left hand side under the “Interested in” drop down box, select “camping & lodging”, under “Looking for”, select “cabins”, in the “Where” box type Long Point Cape Lookout NC or Great Island Cape Lookout NC, then click search, and it will take you to the main page. Click the “Check availability” button, and follow the directions.
If you do not have access to the web, please call 1-877-444-6777 to make your reservation.
“The transition to recreation.gov is in direct response to public input we have received” according to Superintendent Patrick Kenney. “We welcome your feedback on the system, since we are always seeking to improve our customer service.”
Recreation.gov is a national service that was created as part of the Recreation One-Stop E-Gov initiative. The system provides a single point of access to information about Federal recreational activities and reservations. It provides a comprehensive source of information about thousands of Federal recreation opportunities.
Did You Know?
The Scotch Bonnet is North Carolina's state shell. It is one of many that can be found along the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore.