With restoration and safety-related modifications to the Cape Lookout lighthouse completed, park staff have begun making preparations for the reopening of the lighthouse to visitors.
On July 7th, the park hosted a pre-opening inspection tour, organized to provide local tourism advocacy groups, television, and print media an opportunity to view the restorations and experience the climb.
On July 9th, staff began training for the extended operations of the lighthouse climbs, including emergency evacuation and rescue drills.
The projected opening date is Thursday, July 15th. The lighthouse will initially be open three days a week.