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Cape Lookout National Seashore, NC

National Park Service

Overview

A boat ride three miles off-shore brings you to the barrier islands of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Horse watching, shelling, fishing, birding, camping, lighthouse climbing, and touring historic villages--there's something for everyone at Cape Lookout. Be sure to bring all the food, water, and supplies you need (and carry your trash out of the park) when visiting these remote beaches.

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Camping, Lodging and Day Use
GREAT ISLAND CABIN CAMP LONG POINT CABIN CAMP

Recreational Activities:

  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • HUNTING
  • PADDLING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • SNORKELING
  • SWIMMING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

131 Charles Street
Harkers Island,NC,28531
Phone: (252) 728 2250
Email: CALO_Information@nps.gov

Directions:

Only one section of Cape Lookout National Seashore is reachable by car -- the Visitor Center 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. Barrier Island Destinations The islands within the seashore are reached only by boat, either your personal boat or one of the privately operated ferries. Passenger ferries leave from the communities of Harkers Island, Beaufort, Morehead City and Ocracoke, NC. The ferries from Davis and Atlantic, NC can transport passengers and 4-wheel drive vehicles. More ferry contact information can be found at http://www.nps.gov/calo/planyourvisit/ferry.htm. For more detailed directions, please visit http://www.nps.gov/calo/planyourvisit/directions.htm.

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