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Events and Programs

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.

 

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that “bite back" such as sundews, bladderworts, butterworts, pitcher plants, and the Venus fly trap.  Meet at the end of Nature Trail Lane at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 910-458-8206.
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun May 28 2017 .
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 10:00am, Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:00am, Sun, 05/28/2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane

Come learn about the night skies. The Cape Fear Astronomy Society will have telescopes set up for viewing the night skies at the visitor center from sunset to 10 pm. This event is free to the public but may be cancelled due to weather conditions. For more information, call the park office at 910-458-8206.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that “bite back" such as sundews, bladderworts, butterworts, pitcher plants, and the Venus fly trap.  Meet at the end of Nature Trail Lane at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 910-458-8206.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 10:00am, Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:00am, Sun, 05/28/2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane

Come celebrate National Trail Day by taking a hike with a park ranger and learning about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that “bite back" such as sundews, bladderworts, butterworts, pitcher plants, and the Venus fly trap.  Meet at the end of Nature Trail Lane at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 910-458-8206.
 

Date of Event:
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 3:30pm
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane

Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that “bite back" such as sundews, bladderworts, butterworts, pitcher plants, and the Venus fly trap.  Meet at the end of Nature Trail Lane at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 910-458-8206.
 

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/04/2017 - 10:00am
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane
Contact:

Carolina Beach State Park

1010 State Park Road PO Box 475
Carolina BeachNC 28428
Phone910-458-8206
910-458-7770 Marina
carolina.beach@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.047297
Longitude: -77.906605

Park Hours:

All park facilities are closed on Christmas Day.

Park
Dec & Jan: 7am - 6pm
Feb & Nov: 7am - 7pm
March, April & Oct: 7am - 9pm
May - Sept:  7am - 10pm
 

Park Office
8am - 5pm daily

Visitor Center 
8am - 5pm daily

Marina
Dec & Jan 8am - 5:30pm
Nov & Feb:  8am - 6:30pm
March, April, & Oct: 8am - 8:30pm
May - Sept: 8am - 9:30pm

Fuel Dock
Nov - Feb: 8am - 5pm
March, April, Sept, Oct: 8am - 7pm
May - Aug: 8am - 8pm