Due to recent heavy rains in the area, several trail sections are experiencing soggy, wet or flooded conditions. Check in with park staff at the visitor center or marina store upon arrival to learn which trails are the driest. Areas along State Park Road may also have water standing on the roadway, especially during heavy rain events. Please drive carefully and slowly through any standing water on roadways.Posted on: Monday, August 13, 2018
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AMENITIES:
Not all campsites have identical amenities. Read the campsite information on the reservations website to see photos of campsites; check availability and fees; find out whether a specific site is wheelchair accessible, has access to water, bathouses or pit toilets, or has electric hookup; and learn other important information.
Tent, trailer and RV camping
The park's family campground is located in a wooded area near Snow's Cut. Pine and oak provide shade for 83 sites.
There are 70 campsites with no hook-ups, including two wheelchair-accessible sites. Nine campsites have full hookups (water, electric and sewer), including one wheelchair-accessible site.
Each site is equipped with a picnic table and grill/fire ring. Drinking water and restrooms with hot showers are located nearby.
The park has four camper cabins located in the family campground. These camping cabins sleep six people in two rooms, one with a double bed and one with two sets of bunkbeds. Each cabin has electrical outlets and a heating and air-conditioning unit. Outside each cabin, there is a picnic table, charcoal grill and a fire ring. Drinking water and restrooms with hot showers are located nearby.
No smoking is allowed in any of the cabins. Centennial Cabin is wheelchair accessible. Animals are not allowed in the cabins or cabin area, with the exception of service animals. Park gate is locked daily at posted closing hours. Vehicle access after gate closing and before 7 a.m. is restricted, except in an emergency.
Two camping areas for organized groups are located along Swamp Trail and are available only by advanced reservation. Site #1 accommodates up to 26 people; Site #2 accommodates up to 40 people. These areas include two picnic tables, grills/fire rings and pit toilets. Water and shower facilities are not available. This area is accessible only by foot and located approximately 400 yards from the Flytrap Trail parking area. Reservations can be made by contacting the park marina office.
NOTE – Gate access for campers:
Park gates are closed and locked at posted closing times for your protection. There will be no exiting or entering the gates after the closing time. All visitors who are not spending the night need to be out by closing time. If you leave the park and do not return before closing time, you will not be able to re-enter. Check with the park office during office hours for the after-hours emergency phone number. Please notify camp hosts for emergencies only.
Carolina Beach State Park
All park facilities are closed on Christmas Day.
Dec & Jan: 7am - 6pm
Feb & Nov: 7am - 7pm
March, April & Oct: 7am - 9pm
May - Sept: 7am - 10pm
8am - 5pm daily
8am - 5pm daily
Dec & Jan 8am - 5:30pm
Nov & Feb: 8am - 6:30pm
March, April, & Oct: 8am - 8:30pm
May - Sept: 8am - 9:30pm
Nov - Feb: 8am - 5pm
March, April, Sept, Oct: 8am - 7pm
May - Aug: 8am - 8pm