• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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  • 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.

Multimedia Presentations

View the seashore through the eyes of a Ranger. Get a glimpse into the nesting habits of some of the birds and turtles that live in and around Cape Lookout National Seashore and see the islands like you never have before!


Video Podcasts

What bird can indicate when an island is unhealthy? How big do sea turtles get? Where are all the pelican chicks?

These answers and more can be found in Cape Lookout's video podcasts:

  1. You're Healthy, but How is Your Island?
  2. The Eastern Brown Pelican
  3. Royal Terns and Sandwich Terns
  4. Life of a Loggerhead

Panoramic Flash Videos

Tour the lighthouse and grounds--including places closed to the public--through these flash videos.

  1. The Lantern Room - created by Dr. Laddie M. Crisp, Jr.
  2. The Lighthouse Grounds
  3. View of Core Sound from the Lighthouse Gallery
  4. View of the Cape from the Lighthouse Gallery

Because the Cape Lookout lighthouse is still a working aide to navigation, the lantern room is closed to the public. The lighthouse up to the watch room and gallery (just below the lantern room) is open seasonally for lighthouse climbs.

Did You Know?

Right Whale fluke

If you keep your eyes on the water, you may catch a glimpse of whales’ tails (shown here), dolphins playing in the water, or sea turtles popping up for a breath of air. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...