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Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitors Seem to Prefer Things Rustic


Cape Lookout National Seashore is largely undeveloped, and folks seem to like it that way. NPS Photo.

For two years officials at Cape Lookout National Seashore have been working on updating their Commercial Services Plan. And from what they've been hearing from members of the public, seashore officials might be best off not to change a thing.

While the plan has explored improving ferry service, cabin rentals, and other commercial services on the seashore that can be found in North Carolina just below Cape Hatteras National Seashore, folks don't seen to be enchanted with moving in those directions.

"The ongoing common theme has been, 'We really prefer the status quo,'" Cape Lookout Management Assistant Wouter Ketel told the Jacksonville Daily News. "I think they get it that this is a national park and they want it to stay natural."

One of the proposed improvements would be to expand ferry service to Harkers Island, an addition that would make it easier for visitors to tour the seashore.

With comments being taken on this proposal through December 14, you can read up on the plan and submit your own comments by following the Commercial Services Plan link from this page.

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