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Contact: B.G. Horvat, 252-728-2250, ext. 3014
HARKERS ISLAND, NC – Cape Lookout National Seashore opens a new fishing pier and refurbishes the Soundside Nature Trail, both of which improve accessibility for all park visitors.
The new fishing pier is located next to the Harkers Island Visitor Center. It allows persons with disabilities and all users the opportunity to safely take in the beautiful view of Core Sound or fish. The pier is a short distance from the main parking area; just take the concrete sidewalk that leads you around to the sound side shoreline over to the rock jetty.
You can also take a hike on the improved Soundside Nature Trail located behind the visitor center that has been retreaded with crushed rock. The refurbished trail is gently raised so that it drains well. The path is also smoother, making it easier to maneuver baby strollers and wheelchairs. The .8 mile trail traverses along the Core Sound and a saltwater marsh as it winds through a maritime forest.
“We’re excited to improve access for all of our visitors at Cape Lookout,” said Mike Gauthier, acting Superintendent. “We also want to recognize the DOT Construction and our National Park Service maintenance team who did an excellent job putting this project together so quickly and efficiently with the best interest of the public in mind.”
We hope you enjoy your visit to Cape Lookout National Seashore.