The scattering of cremated human remains ("cremains") in Cape Lookout National Seashore should be a small private affair, held away from high visitor use areas. A Special Use Permit is required in order to hold your memorial.
Obtaining a Scattering of Cremains Permit
In order to obtain a scattering of cremains permit, you must first fill out an application that is appropiate for your group size. Download the application, fill out with your information, and email a copy to CALO_SUP@nps.gov.
Application 49 or Less Attendees For Memorial Permit
Application 50 or More Attendees For Memorial Permit
After sending your application, you will be contacted within 7-10 business days to collect payment. Once we receive your payment, a permit will be emailed to you for a signature. Requests which involve multiple locations, complex logistics, or coordination with other visitor activities will require a minimum of 15 working days to process. Projects which require environmental or cultural resource evaluation must be submitted not less than 30 days before the start of proposed activities. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received.
Note: If you are unable to fill out application digitally, you may print application, complete, and scanned copy to CALO_SUP@nps.gov. If you are unable to submit the application digitally, call Harkers Island Visitor Center (252) 728-2250 to request an application to be mailed to you.