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 »
The rustic, wooden cabins at Long Point and Great Island offer beachfront views of the pristine, undeveloped barrier islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. The cabin camps can only be reached by boat, adding an element of both privacy and adventure. The park's sandy beaches are also prime locations for fishing, shelling, swimming, birding, and simply relaxing.
Cabins will be open from March 16, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Reservations for cabins at Cape Lookout National Seashore can be made one of two ways:
Office Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, 7 days per week during the open season
Great Island Cabin Information: 252-725-0256
Long Point Cabin Information: 252-732-4574
General/Off-Season Information: 252-728-2250 ext. 0
Check In / Check Out
Pick up the keys for your rental cabin at the office located in the cabin area.
Check In Time: 1:00 PM
Check Out Time: 10:00 AM
Ferry Contact Information
Phone numbers for the ferries to the cabins can be found on the Authorized Ferry Services webpage.
What to Bring:
Pets in Cabins
Visitors who are renting one of the cabins may keep their pet in the cabin as long as the pet is kept in a crate. Pets may also be kept tied up on the cabin porch provided they are not left unattended.
Pets are not allowed inside any other buildings in the park.
Vehicles on the Islands
Visitors renting a cabin will have an unpaved parking area near their cabin with space for two vehicles. Additional parking is available with a permit in the cabin area's unpaved long-term parking lot.
There are no roads in the national seashore: all driving is done on loose sand. Four-wheel drive is highly recommended. Driving information can be found on the Beach Driving webpage.
Primitive beach camping is also available. For more information, please visit the Beach Camping webpage.
Did You Know?
Gaillardia, also called a blanket flower or firewheel, is a Midwestern plant that was brought into the area and still thrives on these windy, water starved islands. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...