Harkers Island Visitor Center & Administrative Offices
This visitor center is located on the eastern end of Harkers Island, approximately 20 mi (30 km) east of Beaufort, NC and 30 mi (50 km) south of the Cedar Island terminus of the North Carolina State Ferry route from Ocracoke Island to Cedar Island. This visitor center is one of two Ferry Gateways to the Cape Lookout Light Station and Shackleford Banks.
From Beaufort or Morehead City: Follow US 70 EAST. Turn right onto Harkers Island Road (SR 1332/SR 1335). Follow Harkers Island Road until it terminates. On the left is the two-story visitor center.
From Cedar Island: Take NC 12 SOUTH past the Atlantic turnoff to US 70 WEST. Continue on US 70 to Harkers Island Road (SR1332/SR 1335). Turn left onto Harkers Island Road and follow it until it terminates. On the left is the two-story visitor center.
If Using a GPS: The park mailing address does not bring you to the Harkers Island Visitor Center parking lot. If you are using a GPS device, you can use the parking lot coordinates (34.68494,-76.52725). If you are using a mapping service, the following address approximates the location of the parking lot entrance: 1800 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC 28531.