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 »
Cell Phone Tours
Use your cell phone to discover Cape Lookout!
Learn more about the park before, during, or after your visit with Ranger-narrated tours for your cell phone or smart phone. The tour is free; however, normal cell phone minutes and data rates will apply.
Call (252) 838-7052 and select your stop number or view the mobile website or click on the links below to view a specific tour stop on the mobile website.
You can also download the OnCell App for iPhone and Andriod and search for the Cape Lookout National Seashore tour.
Cape Lookout Orientation Tour
Stop 100 - Welcome to Cape Lookout National Seashore
Harkers Island Nature Trails Tour
Stop 201 - The Skeletal Forest
Cape Lookout Light Station Tour
Stop 501 - Sea Oats (Uniola paniculata)
Portsmouth Village Tour - detailed
Stop 940 - Introduction
In Their Own Words: Reminiscences of Village Residents
Did You Know?
Barrier islands, such as those of Cape Lookout National Seashore, are piles of sand. As storms come up from the ocean the beaches are constantly rearranged.