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September 07, 2016
Cape Lookout National Seashore Status Update Following Tropical Storm Hermine
The Tropical Storm Hermine has moved through the area. “The park was fortunate and only minimal impacts occurred,” said Superintendent Pat Kenney. Following assessments of the park, the following areas have returned to normal operations.

September 06, 2016
Cape Lookout National Seashore Launches Second Year of Every Kid in a Park Pass Fourth Graders and their Families Eligible for Free Access to Public Lands and Waters Nationwide
Cape Lookout National Seashore encourages all fourth graders to visit the park this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program.

September 03, 2016
Cape Lookout National Seashore is Open after Tropical Storm Hermine (Advisory 6)
The Tropical Storm Hermine has moved through the area. Today, the National Park Service assessed most of island locations for damage, for safety hazards, and that park resources are protected. Most of the park will re-open tomorrow, September 4, 2016.

September 03, 2016
Tropical Storm Hermine Closures at Cape Lookout National Seashore (Advisory 5)
The Harkers Island Visitor Center (HIVC) and Beaufort Visitor Information Center (BVIC) at Cape Lookout National Seashore have re-opened as of Noon today. However, all island locations will remain closed for the duration of Saturday, September 3, as park staff conduct limited park assessments today, dependent on conditions.

September 02, 2016
Vandalism to Historic 1907 Keeper’s Quarters
On the morning of August 29, 2016, Cape Lookout National Seashore personnel received a report from park volunteers that the historic 1907 Keeper’s Quarters had been vandalized.

September 02, 2016
Explore Your Park with an Evening at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse on September 16th & 17th!
Cape Lookout National Seashore announces the final opportunity to participate in the Evening at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse programs which will take place on Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17.

September 02, 2016
Tropical Storm Hermine Closures at Cape Lookout National Seashore (Advisory 4)
The National Weather Service has issued tropical storm watch for North Carolina from Oregon Inlet South, including Cape Lookout National Seashore. The area remains under a significant heavy rainfall threat.

September 01, 2016
Tropical Storm Hermine Closures at Cape Lookout National Seashore (Advisory 3)
The National Weather Service has issued tropical storm watch for North Carolina from Oregon Inlet South, including Cape Lookout National Seashore. The area remains under a significant heavy rainfall threat.

September 01, 2016
Seashore Duck Blind Permits Available For The 2016-2017 Hunting Season
Superintendent Patrick M. Kenney announces that permits for temporary duck blinds will be available at the Harkers Island Visitor Center beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and thereafter Monday through Friday, except holidays.

September 01, 2016
Tropical Storm Hermine Closures at Cape Lookout National Seashore (Advisory 1)
Tropical Storm Hermine has shifted back towards the coast. The National Weather Service is forecasting the entire area to experience minor to moderate impacts. The area remains under a significant heavy rainfall threat.

August 31, 2016
Tropical Depression 9 Closures at Cape Lookout National Seashore (Advisory 1)
Tropical Depression #9 is in the Gulf of Mexico and is getting more organized and could soon be a tropical storm. The National Weather Service is forecasting it to cross the peninsula of Florida into the Atlantic and move along the Southeast U.S. Coast

August 30, 2016
Tropical Depression 8 Closures at Cape Lookout National Seashore (Advisory 1)
Based on current weather models, the National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Cape Lookout National Seashore to Oregon Inlet through Wednesday.

August 23, 2016
Structural Fire at Cape Lookout National Seashore
At approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, a fire broke out on South Core Banks.

August 16, 2016
Cape Lookout National Seashore Invites Everyone to #FindYourPark
The National Park Service invites visitors of all ages to join in the celebration of its 100th birthday throughout the month of August.

August 05, 2016
Explore Your Park with an Evening at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse on August 18-20!
Cape Lookout National Seashore is pleased to announce that the next Evening at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse programs will take place on Thursday, August 18, Friday, August 19, and Saturday, August 20.

July 26, 2016
Cape Lookout National Seashore Reminds Visitors of Water Safety Following Fatality
The National Park Service is reminding Cape Lookout visitors to be mindful of swimming hazards following the drowning of a 35-year-old man Monday.

July 08, 2016
Explore Your Park with an Evening at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse!
Cape Lookout National Seashore is pleased to announce that the next Evening at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse programs will take place on Thursday, July 21, Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23.

June 17, 2016
Update: The ‘Diamond in the Rough’ Celebrates its 50th Anniversary and the NPS Centennial
Cape Lookout National Seashore’s 50th Anniversary and National Park Service Centennial celebration scheduled to be held tomorrow (Saturday, June 18, 2016) will be modified slightly due to the Gale Warning issued by the National Weather Service.

June 15, 2016
Come Join In All the Fun at Cape Lookout National Seashore This Weekend!
The National Park Service welcomes you to Harkers Island Visitor Center on June 18, 2016 to join park staff, volunteers, and local dignitaries for festivities and a ceremony honoring both the 50th Anniversary of Cape Lookout as a National Seashore, and the National Park Services' 100th Anniversary of existence.

June 07, 2016
Sea Turtle Survey by NOAA and Duke University Ongoing
Cape Lookout National Seashore is pleased to announce that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and Duke University Marine Laboratory are monitoring sea turtles in the waters of the park through November 2016.

June 04, 2016
Celebrate 50 Years of Cape Lookout National Seashore with a Horse Sense and Survival Trip
Cape Lookout National Seashore is pleased to announce the first Horse Sense and Survival trip of 2016, which will be offered as one of several Ranger-led tours on a day that honors Cape Lookout’s 50th Anniversary and the National Park Service Centennial.

June 04, 2016
Celebrate 50 Years of Cape Lookout National Seashore with an Evening at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse!
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.

June 01, 2016
The ‘Diamond in the Rough’ Celebrates its 50th Anniversary and the NPS Centennial
Cape Lookout National Seashore is a Diamond in the Rough among the 411 national park units.

May 12, 2016
Come Join Us for An Evening At the Cape Lookout Lighthouse!
Superintendent Patrick M. Kenney is pleased to announce this year’s evening climbs of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

May 05, 2016
Cape Lookout National Seashore ‘Diamond in the Rough’ Fourth Grade Student Art Contest Extends Submission Date
Cape Lookout National Seashore encourages all 4th grade students of Carteret County to enter the “Diamond in the Rough Student Art Contest”. The last day to enter art has been extended from Friday, May 13, to Friday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m.

May 04, 2016
National Park Service and Outdoor Foundation Select Center for Human-Earth Restoration as 2016 Challenge Cost Share Program Recipient
On May 2, 2016, the National Park Service and the Outdoor Foundation announced recipients of the 2016 Challenge Cost Share Program, which supports projects that promote urban outreach, youth engagement and connecting people to the outdoors.

April 21, 2016
Tourism to Cape Lookout National Seashore creates over $19.2 Million in Economic Benefits. Report shows visitor spending supports over 274 jobs in local economy.
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 400,413 visitors to Cape Lookout National Seashore in 2015 spent $17,698,100 in communities near the park.

April 12, 2016
2016 Portsmouth Homecoming
Cape Lookout National Seashore and the Friends of Portsmouth Island would like to invite the public to the Portsmouth Homecoming on Saturday, April 30, 2016, in historic Portsmouth Village.

April 12, 2016
Calling All Junior Rangers to Cape Lookout National Seashore!
Calling all kids, ages 5 -13! Come on out to Cape Lookout National Seashore this weekend and become a National Park Service Junior Ranger on National Junior Ranger Day!

April 01, 2016
2016 Season Opening Dates and Schedule for Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Cape Lookout National Seashore Superintendent Pat Kenney has announced that the Cape Lookout Lighthouse will open for climbing from Tuesday, May 17, through Saturday, September 17, 2016.

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