The National Park Service this year will initiate an Off-Road Vehicle Educational Certificate program for ORV users who visit Cape Lookout National Seashore. The free ORV Educational Certificate identifies the top resource protection and safety measures that the park requires all ORV users adhere to while visiting North and South Core Banks.
Cape Lookout National Seashore
An accessible fishing pier has opened at Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina that is intended to allow persons with disabilities and all users the opportunity to safely take in the beautiful view of Core Sound or fish.
Off-road vehicles will require permits, have to follow designated routes, and face seasonal restrictions to some areas of the 56-mile-long Cape Lookout National Seashore under a management plan chosen by National Park Service officials.
Visitor facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina were closed Monday while National Park Service crews assessed damage from Hurricane Matthew.
Hurricane Matthew was expected to strengthen into a category 4 hurricane by the time it reaches Florida, leading many units of the National Park System from Florida into North Carolina to batten down for the storm.
Hurricane Matthew's continued march north through the Caribbean spurred national parks in the Southeastern United States to plan closures if the storm stays on track.
As Cape Lookout National Seashore reopens in the wake of Tropical Storm Hermine, the North Carolina park is investigating vandalism that occurred last weekend at the historic 1907 Keeper’s Quarters.
Tropical Storm Hermine's heavy rains and associated strong seas prompted Cape Lookout National Seashore and Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials in North Carolina to shutter the parks Friday.
An approaching hurricane on Thursday prompted a decision to order the evacuation of visitors from Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks, leading Cape Hatteras National Seashore to shut down all visitor services on the barrier island. At nearby Cape Lookout National Seashore, officials were planning to shutter their operations at noon Friday.
With a potent storm in the forecast, officials at Cape Lookout National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks are planning to shut down some operations on Friday and possibly Saturday.