Change in Harkers Island Visitor Center Hours
Harkers Island Visitor Center hours will be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until further notice.
Ranger programs and special events at the Cape Lookout Light Station Visitor Center and Harkers Island Visitor Center are cancelled beginning March 31, 2013 until further notice.
Volunteers will continue to give programs on the history of the lighthouse on the Keepers' Quarters porch near the Lighthouse.
Winter 2012 / 2013
What happened to the first Cape Lookout lighthouse? How do the wild horses survive on a barrier island? What is a lightering port? Why do most sea turtles lay their nests at night? What was life like on the Outer Banks in wartime?
Discover the answers to these questions and many more during an interpretive talk or on a guided walking tour. Join a park ranger or volunteer for an insider's view of Cape Lookout National Seashore. All programs are free of charge.
Programs will run on schedule unless there is inclement weather. Additional programs may be offered. Check at one of the Visitor Centers or call (252) 728-2250 for a complete schedule and more information.
For information on special event programs such as Junior Ranger Day, Horse Sense & Survival Guided Tours, and Family Fun Days, please visit the Special Events page.
Ribbon of Sand (film) (26 minutes or 16 minutes)
Saturday, March 30 (Take a Walk in the Park Day)
Maritime Forest Walking Tour (1:00 PM, 45 minutes) - It has never been easy for living things to survive at the edge of the sea, and only the strongest, most resilient plants and animals thrive in this salty, water-starved habitat. Join a ranger for a walk on the Soundside Nature Trail and learn how native plants and animals survive with the constant threat of the forces of nature.
Fish with a Ranger (3:00 PM, 30 minutes) - Learn fishing safety and techniques as you cast a line or throw a cast net. No experience or fishing license needed for this activity.
Programs are offered daily from May to September.
Programs are offered June to September.
Did You Know?
Sand dollars are living animals. If you find one that is brown and fuzzy, leave it behind. If it is white and smooth it has already died, and you may keep it. Cape Lookout National Seashore