Learn About the Park

Want to learn more about Cape Lookout National Seashore? Explore the following pages.

News Browse press releases and archived news stories.

Photos & More Need an image of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse or a Shackleford Banks horse for a report or project? Here's where you will find some awesome ones that you can use.

History & Culture The park preserves the rich, cultural heritage of the southern Outer Banks. Follow the links to learn more about the surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, the history of the lighthouse or Portsmouth village and other island communities.

Nature Plants, animals, geology and storms, all play a role in the barrier islands within the park. Come learn about these varied influences on the islands.

Education A place especially for teachers! Here you will find tips on planning your class field trip to the park. Grade specific field trip lesson plans and activities as well as information on how to bring the park to your classroom through traveling trunks.

Kids & Youth Activities and information tailored to our young park stewards. Become a Junior Ranger!

Management Need to contact someone at the park with a question? Here you find a list of contacts and offices. You will also find the park's laws and policies here.

Bookstore Browse the selection of items available for purchase online through our cooperating association.

Publications The park has a number of brochures ranging from history to endangered species to recreational activity guides. Download the ones you need to plan your visit.

Last updated: April 25, 2024

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131 Charles St
Harkers Island, NC 28531


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