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    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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December 15, 2014
Great Island and Long Point Cabin Camps Reservations Information for 2015
Cape Lookout National Seashore plans to open Great Island and Long Point cabins on Monday, March 16, 2015, and operate them through the night of Saturday, November 28, 2015. Visitors can start making reservations on January 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. (EST).

December 04, 2014
Winter Seashore Activities and Operating Hours
The beach is not just for summer, it can be a fantastic place to explore on those beautiful, crisp days during the winter.

November 03, 2014
Fall and Winter Seashore Activities and Operating Hours
Fall and winter can be a fantastic time to come explore the beauty and history of your local national park.

October 03, 2014
Cape Lookout Announces Summer Positions Available for 2015
Cape Lookout National Seashore announced the beginning of its 2015 summer hiring process.

September 29, 2014
Reservations for October Moonrise Tours of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse Open October 1
Due to popular demand, Superintendent Patrick Kenney is pleased to announce additional Moonrise Tours of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse on October 9, 10, and 11.

September 19, 2014
Save the Date- October Will Be the Last Moonrise Tour at Cape Lookout for 2014
Save the Date. The last Moonrise Tours of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse in 2014 will be on October 9, 10, and 11.

September 08, 2014
Community-Wide Clean-Up Planned in Beaufort Area for National Estuaries Day and National Public Lands Day
Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Town of Beaufort invite volunteers to help beautify our coast and protect area wildlife.

September 04, 2014
Second Extension of Public Comment Period for Draft Off-Road Vehicle Plan
On May 23, 2014, the National Park Service released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for its Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan at Cape Lookout National Seashore for a 60-day public comment period, which was subsequently extended for 45 days to September 4, 2014. The comment period will be extended an additional 15 days until September 19, 2014.

August 20, 2014
Seashore Duck Blind Permits Available For The 2014-2015 Hunting Season
Superintendent Patrick M. Kenney announces that permits for temporary duck blinds will be available at the Harkers Island Visitor Center beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and thereafter Monday through Friday, except holidays.

August 15, 2014
August-September 2014 Ranger Programs
Endless sandy beaches, the call of gulls, the crash of surf and the stories of surfmen and rugged islanders. Come explore the hidden beauty and history of your local National Park during a Ranger-led interpretive program.

July 23, 2014
Tourism to Cape Lookout National Seashore creates over $17 Million in Economic Benefit. Report shows visitor spending supports 246 jobs in local economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 416,569 visitors to Cape Lookout National Seashore in 2013 spent $17.6 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 246 jobs in the local area.

July 21, 2014
Extension of Public Comment Period for Draft Off-Road Vehicle Plan
On May 23, 2014, the National Park Service released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for its Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan at Cape Lookout National Seashore (CALO) for a 60-day public comment period.

July 18, 2014
Advisory Notice #7 for Hurricane Arthur
National Park Service staff from parks throughout the region arrived at Cape Lookout National Seashore last week in the continuing efforts to recover from Hurricane Arthur.

July 14, 2014
Advisory Notice #6 for Hurricane Arthur
National Park Service staff from parks throughout the region arrived at Cape Lookout National Seashore last week in the continuing efforts to recover from Hurricane Arthur.

July 09, 2014
Cape Lookout National Seashore’s July Programs
Come explore the hidden beauty and history of your local National Park during a Ranger-led interpretive program.

July 07, 2014
Advisory Notice #5 for Hurricane Arthur
Superintendent Pat Kenney is pleased to announce that Shackleford Banks will reopen to camping July 7, 2014 and additional cabins in the Great Island camp will reopen on July 8, 2014

July 05, 2014
Advisory Notice #4 for Hurricane Arthur
Partial opening of cabin camps and other updates to Hurricane Arthur recovery.

July 03, 2014
Advisory Notice #2 for Hurricane Arthur
The National Park Service (NPS) has completed the evacuation of Cape Lookout National Seashore in preparation for Hurricane Arthur.

July 01, 2014
Advisory Notice #1 for Tropical Storm Arthur
Advisory #1 for Tropical Storm Arthur. The park will be closed beginning Wednesday, July 2 at 5pm.

March 04, 2014
Tourism to Cape Lookout National Seashore creates over $20 million in Economic Benefit. Report shows visitor spending supports 297 jobs in the local economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 480,294 visitors to Cape Lookout National Seashore in 2012 spent $20 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 297 jobs in the local area.

February 24, 2014
Seashore Parking Permits Available for 2014
Long-term parking permits available for 2014. This year, permits can also be purchased at the cabin camp offices.

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