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Current status of park facilities   

Trails, restrooms, the boat ramp, picnic area, and all marina facilities are open.

The visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A properly worn mask or face covering, covering both the nose and the mouth, is required to enter.

Campsites are open for reservation, including group campsites. As previously noted, one loop of the campground is closed for construction, while the other remains open. Please be prepared for construction noises and traffic changes. Camper cabins are open and available for reservation. Cabins may be closed and unavailable during the week for cleaning.

Please note that this alert is updated only when something changes. Generally, state parks are following the phased reopening statewide. As of October 3, we are following modified Phase 3.

 Last updated on: Monday, October 5, 2020


Map of North Carolina – Carolina Beach State Park


Contact the park
 

910-458-8206

carolina.beach@ncparks.gov

 

Marina

910-458-7770
 


Addresses
 

Visitor center

1010 State Park Road
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

GPS: 34.0472, -77.9066

 

Mailing address

P.O. Box 475
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
 


Hours
 

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  • December to January:
    7:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • February:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    7:00am to 10:00pm
     
  • October:
    7:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • November:
    7:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • December to January:
    8:00am to 5:30pm
     
  • February:
    8:00am to 6:30pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:30pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 9:30pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 8:30pm
     
  • November:
    8:00am to 6:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • May to August:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • September to October:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 

 

 

Scheduled events

Carolina Beach State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. Learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home. Meet at the Flytrap Trail Parking Lot at the end of Nature Trail Lane. This program is a lot like the Carnivorous Plant Hike. We substitute this during the colder months when the carnivorous plants are dormant. This is an outside program. The trail is handicap accessible. Programs will be limited to 10 people or less. Masks must be worn by participants. Space is limited so please call, email, or simply stop by to register to reserve your spot at (910)458-8206 or Carolina.beach@ncparks.gov.

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/16/2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. Learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home. Meet at the Flytrap Trail Parking Lot at the end of Nature Trail Lane. This program is a lot like the Carnivorous Plant Hike. We substitute this during the colder months when the carnivorous plants are dormant. This is an outside program. The trail is handicap accessible. Programs will be limited to 10 people or less. Masks must be worn by participants. Space is limited so please call, email, or simply stop by to register to reserve your spot at (910)458-8206 or Carolina.beach@ncparks.gov.

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/23/2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. Learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home. Meet at the Flytrap Trail Parking Lot at the end of Nature Trail Lane. This program is a lot like the Carnivorous Plant Hike. We substitute this during the colder months when the carnivorous plants are dormant. This is an outside program. The trail is handicap accessible. Programs will be limited to 10 people or less. Masks must be worn by participants. Space is limited so please call, email, or simply stop by to register to reserve your spot at (910)458-8206 or Carolina.beach@ncparks.gov.

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 01/30/2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. Learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home. Meet at the Flytrap Trail Parking Lot at the end of Nature Trail Lane. This program is a lot like the Carnivorous Plant Hike. We substitute this during the colder months when the carnivorous plants are dormant. This is an outside program. The trail is handicap accessible. Programs will be limited to 10 people or less. Masks must be worn by participants. Space is limited so please call, email, or simply stop by to register to reserve your spot at (910)458-8206 or Carolina.beach@ncparks.gov.

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/06/2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. Learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home. Meet at the Flytrap Trail Parking Lot at the end of Nature Trail Lane. This program is a lot like the Carnivorous Plant Hike. We substitute this during the colder months when the carnivorous plants are dormant. This is an outside program. The trail is handicap accessible. Programs will be limited to 10 people or less. Masks must be worn by participants. Space is limited so please call, email, or simply stop by to register to reserve your spot at (910)458-8206 or Carolina.beach@ncparks.gov.

 

Date of Event:
Sat, 02/13/2021 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail