Special Event Programs
Horse Sense & Survival Walking Tours
Join a Ranger for a half-day walking trip to find the wild horses of Shackleford Banks and watch their behavior. There is a fee for the ferry service. Call (252) 728-2250 ext. 0 for reservations and more information.
Second Saturday Family & Scout Events
Join Rangers at Shell Point on Harkers Island for an exploration of the nature and history of Cape Lookout and learn some of the fun things families can do in the park.
Moonrise Lighthouse Tours
Bring your flashlight and experience the lighthouse as the Lighthouse Keepers did at the start of their work "day", in the dark. These special climbs are scheduled near the full moon of each month from May through September. There is a fee which includes the price of tickets for the lighthouse and the ferry cost. Call 252-728-2250 ext. 3020 for more information and reservations.
Crystal Coast Clean-up
In celebration of National Estuaries Day and National Public Lands Day, Cape Lookout and 6 other community partners invite volunteers to participate in a community-wide clean-up of the lands and waters in and around Beaufort, NC on Saturday, September 27 (rain date: October 18). Volunteers meet in downtown Beaufort at the waterfront gazebo in Grayden Paul Park at 9:00 AM. Reservations for boat transportation required (space limited) to the Rachel Carson Reserve (complex of islands just across from the Beaufort waterfront) or to Shackleford Banks in Cape Lookout National Seashore. No reservations necessary for Beaufort and the mainland marsh areas. All activities are appropriate for children. For additional questions, please contact Wade Keeler with the Town of Beaufort at 252-728-2141.