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September 27, 2017
Hurricane Maria Advisory #3
Cape Lookout National Seashore will reopen on North Core, South Core, and Shackleford Banks on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:00 A.M.

September 25, 2017
Hurricane Maria Advisory #2
Announcing clousures of the barrier islands and the cabin camps in advance of Hurricane Maria

September 24, 2017
Hurricane Maria Advisory #1
Cape Lookout National Seashore keeps an Eye on Hurricane Maria as she moves up the coast.

September 22, 2017
National Public Lands Day – Help Your Community, Volunteer in a Beach Cleanup on Shackleford Banks
Established in 1994, National Public Lands Day is celebrated annually at public lands across the United States. This day of service promotes civic engagement and the caretaking of public lands.

September 22, 2017
Enjoy the Last Chance for an Evening at the Cape in 2017
Cape Lookout National Seashore announces the final opportunity to participate in the Evening at the Cape programs on Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7.

September 21, 2017
National Park Service Names New Cape Lookout National Seashore Superintendent
Today, National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin announced the selection of Jeff West as superintendent of North Carolina’s Cape Lookout National Seashore, effective November 12. West has served as the park’s acting superintendent since May.

September 08, 2017
Cape Lookout National Seashore Keeps an Eye on Hurricane Irma - Advisory #1
Based on current weather models, Hurricane Irma is projected to track along the “spine” of Florida into northwest Georgia. The National Park Service is monitoring any potential changes the storm may make as it continues to move towards the United States.

August 29, 2017
End the Summer with an Evening at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Cape Lookout National Seashore announces the final opportunity of the summer to participate in the Evening at the Cape programs.

August 29, 2017
2017-2018 Hunting Season Duck Blind Permits Available
Permits for temporary duck blinds will be available at the Harkers Island Visitor Center beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2017

August 14, 2017
2017 Solar Eclipse
On Monday August 21, 2017, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. The area around Cape Lookout National Seashore will be in the 90% totality range during the early afternoon hours.

August 08, 2017
Navigational Aids Removed From Barden Inlet
Cape Lookout National Seashore advises mariners heading to South Core and the Eastern shores of Shackleford Banks, via Back Sound, that the US Coast Guard removed the navigational buoys in Barden Inlet.

June 28, 2017
Enjoy a Safe Independence Day Celebration at Cape Lookout National Seashore
Cape Lookout National Seashore wishes everyone a fun and safe Fourth of July in 2017. In celebration of our nation’s freedom, the park will open the Cape Lookout Lighthouse to public climbing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

June 23, 2017
Explore Cape Lookout Lighthouse on the Evening at the Cape Tour
Cape Lookout National Seashore is pleased to announce that the next Evening at the Cape programs will take place on Saturday, July 8, Sunday, July 9, and Monday, July 10.

June 09, 2017
Shackleford Banks Clean Up Brings Local Organizations and Businesses Together
Carteret Big Sweep assisted Cape Lookout National Seashore with a beach cleanup on the western end of Shackleford Banks on May 31st.

June 09, 2017
Schedule Change for 2017 at Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Cape Lookout National Seashore announces that the weekly operational period for public lighthouse visitation will change beginning June 14, 2017. The park will also resume charging visitors its regular fees for this experience.

May 19, 2017
Join the Cape Lookout National Seashore for ‘Evening at the Cape’ programs in 2017!
Cape Lookout National Seashore announces this year’s Evening at the Cape program schedule, which will begin with three programs on Thursday, June 8th, Friday, June 9th, and Saturday, June 10, 2017.

May 10, 2017
Volunteers Sought to Lead Lighthouse Tours and Orient Park Visitors
The Cape Lookout Lighthouse public climbing season begins Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

May 04, 2017
Save the Date! Please Join Us as We Celebrate the Completion of a Photovoltaic System & the Opening of the Lighthouse
Please join Cape Lookout National Seashore as we open the lighthouse for climbs and celebrate the completion of a photovoltaic system that will power the lighthouse, Keepers Quarters, and related utility systems.

May 01, 2017
Tourism to Cape Lookout National Seashore creates $22.9 million in Economic Benefits. Report shows visitor spending supports 322 jobs in local economy.
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 458,000 visitors to Cape Lookout National Seashore in 2016 spent $20,931,700 in communities near the park.

April 07, 2017
Cape Lookout National Seashore Honors Marcel Plathe as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year
Cape Lookout National Seashore selects Marcel Plathe as the Volunteer of the Year for 2016. This annual award goes to the volunteer who best demonstrates exceptional commitment to public service and volunteerism while working at the Seashore.

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Last updated: February 6, 2017

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