Operating Hours & Seasons
Cape Lookout National Seashore is open 24 hours and 365 days a year. Operating hours for visitor centers and other services will vary throughout the year.
Harkers Island Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed December 25 and January 1). New Weekend Hours: The Harkers Island Visitor Center will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice.
Light Station Visitor Center & Keepers' Quarters Museum are open from April to November and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Portsmouth Village Visitor Center is open from April to November (hours vary).
Park administrative offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed all government holidays)
Services available seasonally
Ferry service to the park is generally offered from mid-March to the first weekend in December.
Cabin rentals are generally available from April 1st to the first weekend in December.
Did You Know?
Portsmouth Village had as many as 685 people living there near its height in 1860. Buildings still standing there today include a church, Life-Saving Station, post office and school. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...