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    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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Lodging

Cabin Vacation

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.

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Season Dates

2014 Season

Cabins will be open from March 16, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Reservations begin January 06, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Reservations

Reservations for cabins at Cape Lookout National Seashore can be made one of two ways:

  • Online at Recreation.gov
  • By phone at 877-444-6777 (TDD: 877-833-6777)
    Reservations are accepted by phone from 10:00AM to midnight EST March through October and 10:00AM to 10:00PM EST November through February.

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Cabin Facilities

 
Great Island and Long Point Cabins
 
Great Island Cabins Long Point Cabins
Location South Core Banks North Core Banks (Portsmouth Island)
Ferry leaves from ... Davis, NC Atlantic, NC
Number of Cabins 25 cabin 20 cabins
Beds per Cabin 4-12 bunk beds/cabin 6 bunk beds/cabin
Size 288 to 960 sq ft each About 500 sq ft each
Cabin Type Individual. Retangular. Duplex. Octagon or Retangular.
Porches Private screened porch Unscreened porch shared by both cabins in the duplex
Accessibility Cabin 2 is handicap accessible. Cabins 9 & 10 are handicap accessible.
There are no hard surface roads or walkways.
Electricity Wired for electricity, but visitors must supply the generator Electricity provided
Air Conditioning No A/C A/C in cabins 5, 6, 7, & 8
No A/C in cabins 1-4 or 9-20
Ice and Gasoline Ice and gasoline can be purchased at the cabin office
Other Amenities Each cabin includes a hot water heater, private bathroom with shower, table and chairs, kitchen with propane oven/stove (propane included), bunk beds with mattresses, and a charcoal grill.
Not Included Cabins do NOT include:
linens, bedding, cookware, or a refrigerator

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Rental Rates and Cabin Maps

 
 
 

Cabin Offices

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

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Additional Information

Ferry Contact Information

Phone numbers for the ferries to the cabins can be found on the Authorized Ferry Services webpage.

What to Bring:

  • Linens and bedding
  • Cookware
  • Coolers (cabins do not have refrigerators)
  • Food and food storage
  • First-aid supplies
  • Flashlights or gas lanterns, if desired
  • Generator, if desired (Great Island only)

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.

Beach Camping

Primitive beach camping is also available. For more information, please visit the Beach Camping webpage.

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Did You Know?

Portsmouth villagers stand on the steps of their newly completed church in 1915.

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...