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 »
Hurricane Irene Closures at Cape Lookout National Seashore
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 ext. 3005
Harkers Island, NC - Based on the projected track of Hurricane Irene, Cape Lookout National Seashore has implemented its emergency weather evacuation plan. Cape Lookout National Seashore will evacuate all visitors from the National Seashore beginning on Thursday morning, August 25.
The seashore will be closed to all visitors (including overnight guests staying in the cabins and day visitors) and all services will be shut down, beginning at 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 25, and will remain clsoed from that time on, until further notice.
To allow staff to prepare seashore facilities for the storm, Portsmouth Village, the Light Station Visitor Center, Keepers' Quarters Museum and Cape Lookout Lighthouse climbing will be closed beginning at 8:00 AM on Thursday.
The National Park Service staff will be monitoring ongoing developments with Hurricane Irene and will post updates as needed on the park website at www.nps.gov/calo and via Twitter at twitter.com/CapeLookoutNPS.
Did You Know?
Horseshoe crabs are estimated to have survived as a species for at least the last 300 million years. Cape Lookout National Seashore