• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

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  • ORV Plan Comment Period Extended

    On May 23, 2014, the NPS released a Environmental Impact Statement for its Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for a 60-day comment period, which was extended to September 4. The comment period will be extend an additional 15 days until September 19, 2014.

Weather

Storm clouds gather across the sound from a group of kayaks pulled up on the beach.
Keeping an eye on the weather is important at Cape Lookout National Seashore.  The open water expanses that must be crossed to reach the park can become unsafe during high winds or during rainstorms.
Jeff Lovett, NC Outward Bound.
 

Weather conditions can change rapidly along the coast. Be prepared to change your plans according to the weather.

Weather Forecast

  • recorded forecast - call the National Weather Service-Newport/Morehead City office at (252) 223-5737.
  • on the web - Harkers Island weather

Current Weather Conditions

An automated tower is located on Cape Lookout to monitor weather conditions. The current readings for air temperature, wind speed & direction can be found on the National Data Buoy Center's website.

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...