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.
Permit Application Procedure
Requests for a permit application may be made in person at the Harkers Island Visitor Center or via telephone, email, or letter. The application form may be downloaded on Special Use Permits webpage. A completed application and the non-refundable application fee are required before an application can be processed. Park contact information is:
Special Use Permits Phone: 252-728-2250 ext. 3018 Cape Lookout National Seashore FAX: 252-728-2160 131 Charles Street Website: www.nps.gov/calo Harkers Island, NC 28531 Email: CALO_Special_Use_Permit@nps.gov
The information on the application will be used by NPS staff to evaluate the impact of the proposed activity on park resources and visitors. Allow at least two weeks (10 business days) for processing. 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.
Applications will be returned to the applicant if submitted incomplete, cannot be approved as submitted, or are received without payment or without a social security or Federal Tax Identification Number. This greatly extends the time required to process your permit.