• 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 »

Passport Stamp Programs

Cape Lookout National Seashore participates in two passport programs:

These stamps are generally collected in books created for the program or on the park’s color brochure or lighthouse brochure, Junior Ranger booklets, lighthouse climbing tickets, or scrap paper.


Passport to Your National Parks

This program was started in 1986 by Eastern National Parks Association with the goal of helping visitors discover the beauty and history of America's national parks.

Passport stamps can be collected at most National Park Service sites. There are two levels to the program: cancellation stamps (ink) and regional stamps (stickers).

There are three (3) cancellation stamps for Cape Lookout:

Each year, Eastern National publishes a set of 10 regional stamps (stickers) featuring 10 different parks. As of 2013, Cape Lookout National Seashore has not been featured on a regional stamp.

Find more information at http://www.easternnational.org/passport.aspx.

US Lighthouse Society Passport

US Lighthouse Society Passport

The passports for the US Lighthouse Society program are typically blue vinyl booklets with places for 60 lighthouse stamps.

The Cape Lookout Lighthouse stamp can be collected at either the Light Station Visitor Center or the Harkers Island Visitor Center (the stamp is the same for both locations).

Learn more about this program at http://www.uslhs.org/passports.php

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...