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HARKERS ISLAND, NC –Superintendent Pat Kenney is pleased to announce the Evening at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse Ranger-led experience to take place on Thursday, June 16, Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, 2016. This is an excellent time to witness a different side of your favorite beach. Watch the sunset and the moon and stars come out over unlit beaches. Hear stories of the light keepers and venture the lighthouse, and island as the keepers did, in the dark of night with only the light of the moon to see by.
Coinciding with this event, on June 18, 2016 at the Harkers Island Visitor Center, Cape Lookout National Seashore honors the 50th Anniversary as a National Seashore, and 100 years of the National Park Service with family-fun activities, ranger programs, and a ceremony commemorating these milestones.
Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs, and can be made at www.recreation.gov
beginning on June 8, 2016 at 10 a.m. EST. (Please note: users will need to create a profile on www.recreation.gov before they can make a reservation.) The cost of the program is $28 (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). There will be one evening ferry trip on each date for all
the climbs on that night; the ferry will depart Harkers Island at 7:30 p.m. and return at about 10:00 p.m.
Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own. Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older). Footwear is required as well.
National parks, including Cape Lookout National Seashore, will celebrate the NPS Centennial throughout 2016 with special events and activities taking place at various times in the year. Go to www.nps.gov/calo or FindYourPark.com for more details, including how to make reservations for the Horse Sense and Survival Tour and the Evening at the Cape nighttime experience.