• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »


Lighthouse Lantern Room Panorama
by Dr. Laddie Crisp

A panoramic view of the Cape Lookout lighthouse's lantern room is available on Dr. Laddie Crisp's Cape Lookout Panorama webpage. (Note: this link will take you away from the NPS website.)

This panorama was made possible with help from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina.

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 (just below the lantern room) is open seasonally for lighthouse climbs.

Crisp Panoramic View
Lighthouse Lantern Room
Dr. Laddie M. Crisp, Jr.

Additional panoramas, including some of other North Carolina lighthouses, can be found on Dr. Laddie Crisp's Virtual Reality Photography webpage. (Note: this link will take you away from the NPS website.)


Lighthouse Area and Gallery
by Ranger Shad Dusseau

Take a virtual look at the lighthouse area--inclduing the lighthouse and its support buildings--and view South Core Banks from the lighthouse gallery.

(Climb the Cape Lookout lighthouse and see this view in person.)

Panoramic View of Lighthouse Grounds
Lighthouse, Keeper's Quarters and the soundside beach.

View the Lighthouse Grounds panorama (flash).

View the Lighthouse Grounds panoramic photo (jpeg, 2.6 MB)

Lighthouse Gallery Panorama NE
From the lighthouse gallery looking towards Core Sound.
Gallery View of the Cape
From the lighthouse gallery looking towards Lookout's cape.

Did You Know?

Chick hiding in tire track

Shorebird chicks often freeze in place or hide in tire tracks when threatened, making them vulnerable to cars on the beach. Please drive carefully and obey wildlife closures. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...