Cell phones will help Cape Lookout seashore tours

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 16, 2013 at 9:47 am •  Published: September 16, 2013

HARKERS ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — Visitors to the Cape Lookout National Seashore now have additional help touring the area.

Officials say the seashore is now offering self-guided cellphone tours hosted by OnCell Systems.

Each set of stops offers the chance to take a guided tour with a park ranger at the visitor's pace and before or after the open hours of the park visitor centers, museums, and historic site exhibits.

Smartphones can access additional photos and additional information through the mobile tour website. Wooden posts mark the site of tour stops. Each marker includes the stop number, tour phone number, and a smartphone QR code for that stop.

The tour starts alongside the boardwalk at the Light Station Visitor Center and includes the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.