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Cape Lookout National Seashore
Cape Lookout National Seashore
CAPE LOOKOUT NATIONAL SEASHORE
CAPE LOOKOUT NATIONAL SEASHORE
131 Charles St.
Harkers Island, North Carolina   28531

Phone: 252-728-2250
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Sunrise, south of Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Sunday morning, August 22, 2010.

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Cape Lookout National Seashore
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The seashore is a 56 mile long section of the Outer Banks of North Carolina running from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast. The three undeveloped barrier islands which make up the seashore - North Core Banks, South Core Banks and Shackleford Banks - may seem barren and isolated but they offer many natural and historical features that can make a visit very rewarding <P>
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
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Events
June 4 - October 24
Evening at the Cape
Bring your own flashlight and experience the lighthouse, and island as the keepers did, in the dark of night.Hear stories of the light keepers and watch the sunset and moon and stars come out on the unlit beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Discover a different side to your favorite beach!

Reservations are required. For each Evening at the Cape , reservations will be accepted one week prior to the actual program date. To make a reservation, call 252-725-9373 between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm. The cost of the program is $23 per person (non-refundable) and includes the cost of the ferry ride.

There will be one evening ferry trip on each date for the program that night; the ferry departure times from the Harkers Island ferry gateway will vary as it is adjusted for the sunset throughout the season. Returns to Harkers Island will be after dark.

For more information about the climbing the Cape Lookout Lighthouse go to: http://go.nps.gov/lighthouse

Location: Harkers Island, NC, Cape Lookout National Seashore | Map

June 27 - November 22
Horse Sense and Survival Tour
Reservations Required. Call 252-728-2250 ext. "0" for reservations and more information

This guided tour of Shackleford Banks will give you a look into the social behaviors and survival needs of one of the few remaining wild horse herds in the eastern United States.

Location: Shackleford Banks, NC, Cape Lookout National Seashore | Map


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Car - Cape Lookout National Seashore's 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.

From Beaufort: Take U.S. 70 east to Harkers Island Road (SR 1332/SR 1335).

From Cedar Island: Take SR 12 south past the Atlantic turnoff to US 70 west. Continue on US 70 to Harkers Island Road (SR1332/SR 1335) .

Follow Harkers Island Road until it terminates. On the left is the two-story visitor center.

Public Transportation - Cape Lookout National Seashore is accessible only through private ferries leaving from Harkers Island, Davis, Atlantic, Beaufort, Morehead City and Ocracoke or your personal boat.

Ferries leaving from the communities of Harkers Island, Beaufort, Morehead City and Ocracoke, NC carry passengers only. The ferries from Davis and Atlantic, NC can transport passengers and 4-wheel drive vehicles. For additional information call (252)728-2250, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET. After hours a recording will give you a list of the ferry operators.

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Cape Lookout National Seashore
Cape Lookout National Seashore