• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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  • 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 following maps are currently available in pdf format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program to view these maps.

Cape Lookout National Seashore park map

The Cape Lookout National Seashore official park map (pdf - 1 mb) shows the locations of key points of interest, visitor centers, and ferry landings.

general area map showing major roadways.

Many roads lead to Cape Lookout National Seashore, check out the area map (pdf - 97 kb) showing the main access routes to the park.

PWC access map link graphic

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?

horse drinking

The wild horses on Shackleford Banks drink fresh water from permanent ponds, rainwater pools, and holes they dug in the ground, but they do not drink salt water. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...