National Park Service regulations allow schools and other bona fide educational institutions to receive entrance fee waivers for visits conducted for educational or scientific purposes related to the resources of the area.
There are no entrance fees for Cape Lookout National Seashore. However, the park is offering fee waivers for lighthouse climbs (ferry transportation fees still apply) to school groups who meet the following criteria:
- Eligibility Groups must be from an accredited school (public, private, or home school) or a bona fide academic institution.
- Educational Purpose of Visit The visit must support a specific curriculum for which academic credit is offered.
- Relevance of Park Resources / Facilities In order to receive a fee waiver for lighthouse tickets, the lighthouse climbing activity must support the educational purpose of the visit.
Ticket fees will also be waived for 1 chaperone (18 years old or older) for every 9 qualifying students.
Please Note: Climbers must meet all the safety requirements for climbing the lighthouse outlined on the Climb the Cape Lookout Lighthouse webpage.