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Four Wheel-Drive Beach Access and Basin Trail Closed
Posted on:  Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 8:27am    

The Four Wheel-Drive Beach Access and the Basin Trail are closed until further notice due to extremely high tides making certain areas of the beach impassable.  Please continue to check this website for future updates.

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

Alternate between nearly six miles of pristine beach and trails through salt marsh brimming with wildlife at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, a park touching both the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River. Development on this protected shoreline is limited to a visitor center and related facilities and boardwalks that attract birders and photographers. Loggerhead sea turtles, piping plovers and other rare species nest along the sandy shore. The park is popular for surf fishing, and four-wheel-drive vehicles are allowed seasonally with required permits. On this tip of Pleasure Island, visitors will also find a state aquarium, Civil War-era historic site and a boating ramp and paddling launch nearby.


Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

1000 Loggerhead Road
Kure BeachNC 28449
Latitude: 33.953400
Longitude: -77.929000

Park Hours:

November, December, January, February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, September, October: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm
Closed Christmas Day

Park gate is closed and locked at park closing time.
From March 15th to September 15th the 4-wheel-drive beach access gate closes 30 minutes before park.

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily
Open most state holidays

Four-Wheel-Drive Beach Access
Sept. 15 - March 14
24 hours a day
March 15 - Sept. 14
Closes 30 minutes before park gates

Pedestrian beach access
24 hours a day