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Annual Pass Program

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Annual Pass Program

Visit parks, enjoy the outdoors and save money with the Annual Pass Program!

Purchase an Annual Pass or a Family and Friends Pass at a participating North Carolina state park. These passes include equipment rentals, access to recreation areas and swimming passes — making it the key to unlock a season of endless outdoor fun and adventure. All benefits listed below are per day and are valid at the listed North Carolina state parks and state recreation areas.

NEW! — Family and Friends Pass

We have made it easier to bring your whole family or crew along on your state parks adventures. The Family and Friends Pass now covers six people, providing six swim passes, six ferry passes and six equipment rentals for 1 hour each.

» Purchase a 2019 Annual or Family and Friends Pass now

 


 

ANNUAL PASS BENEFITS  ($75)

FAMILY AND FRIENDS PASS BENEFITS  ($125)

Carolina Beach State Park

1 boat launch
check in at marina

1 boat launch
check in at marina

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park

1 swim pass

6 swim passes

 

1 hour rental
canoe, kayak, paddleboard or pedal boat

1 hour rental
canoe, kayak, paddleboard or pedal boat

Dismal Swamp State Park

1 hour rental
canoe, kayak or bike

1 hour rental
canoe, kayak or bike

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

1 car admission

1 car admission

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

1 four-wheel-drive beach access
check in at park office

1 four-wheel-drive beach access
check in at park office

Hammocks Beach State Park

1 ferry pass
1 boat launch
check in at park office

6 ferry passes
1 boat launch
check in at park office

Hanging Rock State Park

1 swim pass

6 swim passes

 

1 hour rental
canoe, paddleboard or rowboat

1 hour rental
canoe, paddleboard or rowboat

Jones Lake State Park

1 swim pass

6 swim passes

 

1 hour rental
canoe or pedal boat

1 hour rental
canoe or pedal boat

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

1 car admission

1 car admission

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

1 car admission

1 car admission

Lake James State Park

1 swim pass

6 swim passes

 

1 hour rental
canoe, kayak or paddleboard

1 hour rental
canoe, kayak or paddleboard

Lake Norman State Park

1 swim pass

6 swim passes

 

1 hour rental
canoe, kayak, paddleboard or pedal boat

1 hour rental
canoe, kayak, paddleboard or pedal boat

Merchants Millpond

1 hour rental
canoe

1 hour rental
canoe

Morrow Mountain

1 swim pass

6 swim passes

 

1 hour rental
canoe, kayak or paddleboard

1 hour rental
canoe, kayak or paddleboard

William B. Umstead

1 hour rental
canoe

1 hour rental
canoe


 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much are the passes?

The Annual Pass is $75. The Family and Friends Pass is $125.

Where can I purchase a pass?

You can purchase an Annual Pass or a Family and Friends Pass at one of the participating parks. You can also purchase it at our webstore.

» Purchase a 2019 Annual or Family and Friends Pass

How do I redeem the benefits of the Annual Pass?

Hang your Annual Pass or Family and Friends Pass from your car's rearview mirror. Please bring the pass with you when checking in at the marina or office for boat launches, beach accesses, equipment rentals and swim passes.

The receipt you receive from the purchase of your pass cannot be used as a substitute for the actual pass.

Can I get a refund?

No, the passes are non-refundable.

Can I get a replacement pass?

No, lost or stolen passes cannot be replaced, so please take care to place your passes in a secure location. Duplication of passes is prohibited.

How long is the Annual Pass valid?

Each year's Annual Pass is valid until December 31 of that year, regardless of when you purchase the pass.