• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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  • Hurricane Arthur Advisory #7

    Recovery continues following Hurricane Arthur. Long Point cabins 1-4 remain closed. All Great Island cabins are now open and all other areas of the park are open under normal operations. More »


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Park Map The Road to Cape Lookout
Pulpit rock The Cape Lookout National Seashore official park map (pdf - 1 mb) shows the locations of key points of interest, visitor centers, and ferry landings. Pulpit rock Many roads lead to Cape Lookout National Seashore, check out the area map (pdf - 97 kb) showing the main access routes to the park.
Personal Watercraft (PWC) Landing Map
Pulpit rock There are 10 areas on the soundside where PWCs may land. Be sure to check the access map (pdf - 530 kb) before riding out to the banks.

Did You Know?

Portsmouth Life-Saving Station crew pose in their surfboat.

"You have to go out, you don't have to come back" was the unofficial motto of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. The Life-Saving Service rescued shipwreck victims from stations located in Portsmouth, and on Core Banks and Cape Lookout. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...