• 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.

Support Your Park

Last rays of the sun turn the sky orange along the beach.
The orange glow of the last rays of sunlight paint the sky and waters  along the beach in Cape Lookout.

There are many ways that you can support Cape Lookout National Seashore and the National Park Service. Some are easily done during your visit, such as:

  • bringing a bag with you on your visit to use as a trash bag to carry all your empty drink bottles, cans, wrappers, baggies and other left-overs from your picnic back to the mainland for disposal and recycling. Practice the Leave No Trace principles during your visit, help us keep the beach clean.
  • Purchasing something in the bookstore at one of our visitor centers. A portion of all sales of books and other items is returned to the park in support of visitor programs and activities.

You can join our friends group which provides support for many programs and activities at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

You can also volunteer your time and talents to assist the park with a variety of needs. There are opportunities for both individuals and groups to help the park for a single day or for longer periods of time.

You could also make a donation to the park in support of a project or program.

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...