Visitor Centers & Ranger Stations

CALO Ranger Stations

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Beaufort Visitor Information CenterHarkers Island Visitor Center & Park HeadquartersLight Station Visitor CenterGreat Island Cabin Office Ranger StationLong Point Cabin Office Ranger StationPortsmouth Visitor Center
 

Harkers Island Visitor Center
Park Headquarters

 
HIVC

Open: 9:00am to 5:00pm, 7 days per week. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Location: Eastern end of Harkers Island. On Island Road which is off of U.S. Hwy 70, between Cedar Island and Beaufort, NC.

Programs and Amenities: Exhibits on Portsmouth Village, island ecology, and Shackleford Banks horses; interactive map of the park; Kids' Corner with sounds of the seashore game, magnetic discovery board, and a touch table; the park film; informational materials; seasonal programs; free Junior Ranger and Junior Ranger Adventures booklets; special event programs; book store and gift shop; park passport stamp and lighthouse society stamp; and parking and other Special Use Permits.

Available Facilities: Restrooms, first aid, ferry ticket booth, picnic area, and a kayak launch site.

 

Beaufort Visitor Information Center

 
Beaufort Visitor Information Center

Open: 8:30am to 5:00pm, 7 days per week. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Location: First floor of the Beaufort Town Hall at 701 Front St, Beaufort, NC.

Programs and Amenities: Exhibits on island ecology and history; map of the park; informational materials; free Junior Ranger and Junior Ranger Adventures booklets; and park passport stamp.

Available Facilities: Restrooms, first aid, and ferry ticket booth.

 

Light Station Visitor Center

 
LSVC

Open: 9:30am to 4:30pm, 7 days per week. Seasonally.

Location: On the boardwalk in the lighthouse area connected to the ferry dock. South Core Banks.

Programs and Amenities: Shells of the Seashore exhibit; informational materials; seasonal programs; free Junior Ranger and Junior Ranger Adventures booklets; beach wheelchair (free rental); a bookstore and gift shop; and a park passport stamp and lighthouse society stamp.

Available Facilities: Restrooms, shade shelter, first aid, and a beach wheelchair.

 

Great Island Cabin Office

 
Great Island Cabin Office

Open: 7:30am to 4:30pm, 7 days per week. Seasonally.

Location: Second building on the right from the ferry dock. Great Island Cabin Camp on South Core Banks.

Programs and Amenities: Information on park history, nature, and recreation; free Junior Ranger and Junior Ranger Adventures booklets; beach wheelchair (free rental); long-term parking permits; Saltwater Fishing Tournament Weigh Station; and fishing license purchase/renewal.

Available Facilities: First aid.

 

Long Point Cabin Office

 
Long Point Cabin Office

Open: 7:30am to 4:30pm, 7 days per week. Seasonally.

Location: Turn left from the dock, then first building on the left. Long Point Cabin Camp on North Core Banks.

Programs and Amenities: Information on park history, nature, and recreation; free Junior Ranger and Junior Ranger Adventures booklets; beach wheelchair (free rental); long-term parking permits; Saltwater Fishing Tournament Weigh Station; and fishing license purchase/renewal.

Available Facilities: First aid.

 

Portsmouth Visitor Center
Theodore and Annie Salter House

 
Theodore and Annie Salter House

Open: 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Seasonally.

Location: The first house on the right of the path from Haulover Dock. Portsmouth Village on North Core Banks.

Programs and Amenities: Exhibits on lightering, shipping, the fishing industry, and maritime village culture; informational materials; seasonal tours of the village; free Junior Ranger booklets; and park passport stamp.

Available Facilities: Restrooms and first aid.

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