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Parks to close on Monday, August 3   

Carolina Beach State Park and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area will close at 2:00pm on Monday, August 3 due to approaching Hurricane Isaias. The parks will reopen when the storm passes and park staff has assessed conditions. Please monitor this page for updates.

 Last updated on: Monday, August 3, 2020

Campground closure due to Hurricane Isaias   

The campground closure because of the hurricane has been extended through Tuesday, August 4. Camping will again open to the public after the passage of the storm, when damage assessments have been made by staff and it is again safe for the public to enter.

 Last updated on: Monday, August 3, 2020

Status of park facilities as of May 22   

Campsites are open for reservation as of May 22, with the exception of group campsites, which remain closed. 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 available for reservation from Fridays to Sundays. They are closed during the week for cleaning.

Trails, restrooms, the boat ramp, all marina facilities, and the picnic area are open. The visitor center remains closed.

When visiting, please follow social distancing guidelines, regardless of the behavior of others. Please try to stay 6 feet away from other visitors and park staff or wear a mask or face covering. Try to touch as few surfaces as possible and do not enter areas that have been closed off. Wash or sanitize your hands before, during, and after your visit, and stay home if you are sick.

 Last updated on: Thursday, May 21, 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.

 

This event has been canceled until further notice.

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 flytrap.  Meet at the end of Nature Trail Lane at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane

This event has been canceled until further notice.

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 flytrap.  Meet at the end of Nature Trail Lane at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/15/2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane

This event has been canceled until further notice.

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 flytrap.  Meet at the end of Nature Trail Lane at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/22/2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane

This event has been canceled until further notice.

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 flytrap.  Meet at the end of Nature Trail Lane at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Sat, 08/29/2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane

Join a Park Ranger at 10:00 a.m. in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area 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. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Sat, 11/07/2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
The end of Nature Trail Lane in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area