Storm Watch

An RV buried to its wheels in sand after a hurricane.

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Storms--whether a coastal storm, nor'easter, tropical storm, or hurricane--are a part of living along the coast. Storms can affect the park with overwash, erosion and closures. The park will issue news releases on the storm(s) and any possible impacts to the islands and park operations.

Before, during, and after a storm, please monitor this page as well as our social media account on Facebook and Twitter, and our Current Conditions page for information about park conditions.

Hurricane Michael

October 12, 2018 -- Cape Lookout National Seashore facilities are open again following Tropical Storm Michael's pass through North Carolina on Thursday. The Harkers Island Visitor Center , Beaufort Visitor Information Center, and the Great Island Cabin Camp Office (South Core) opened today. Also re-opened today are the vehicle ferries running from Atlantic, NC and Davis, NC. The passenger ferry service to the lighthouse area and to Shackleford Banks will resume on Saturday, October 13. Als reopening on Saturday is the Light Station Visitor Center and the Keepers' Quarters Museum near the lighthouse. More information on specific locations and facilities is found below in the Michael Advisory #3.

Hurricane Florence

October 10, 2018 -- Efforts continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence to repair and stabilize park facilities. Updates on these efforts will be included in the news releases on the conditions following Hurricane Michael below.


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    Last updated: October 12, 2018

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